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Meaning of LADY

Pronunciation:  'leydee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a woman of refinement; "a chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady"
  2. [n]  (United Kingdom) a woman of the peerage in Britain
  3. [n]  a polite name for any woman; "a nice lady at the library helped me"
 

LADY is a 4 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: dame, gentlewoman, ma'am, madam, noblewoman, peeress
 
 Antonyms: Lord, noble, nobleman
 
 See Also: adult female, Amy Lyon, baronage, baroness, begum, Borgia, countess, duchess, Duchess of Ferrara, female aristocrat, Godiva, grande dame, Hamilton, Lady Emma Hamilton, Lady Godiva, Lady-in-waiting, Lucrezia Borgia, madame, marchioness, marquise, Milady, peerage, woman

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \La"dy\, n.; pl. {Ladies}. [OE. ladi, l[ae]fdi, AS.
    hl?fdige, hl?fdie; AS. hl[=a]f loaf + a root of uncertain
    origin, possibly akin to E. dairy. See {Loaf}, and cf.
    {Lord}.]
    1. A woman who looks after the domestic affairs of a family;
       a mistress; the female head of a household.
    
             Agar, the handmaiden of Sara, whence comest thou,
             and whither goest thou? The which answered, Fro the
             face of Sara my lady.                 --Wyclif (Gen.
                                                   xvi. 8.).
    
    2. A woman having proprietary rights or authority; mistress;
       -- a feminine correlative of lord. ``Lord or lady of high
       degree.'' --Lowell.
    
             Of all these bounds, even from this line to this, .
             . . We make thee lady.                --Shak.
    
    3. A woman to whom the particular homage of a knight was
       paid; a woman to whom one is devoted or bound; a
       sweetheart.
    
             The soldier here his wasted store supplies, And
             takes new valor from his lady's eyes. --Waller.
    
    4. A woman of social distinction or position. In England, a
       title prefixed to the name of any woman whose husband is
       not of lower rank than a baron, or whose father was a
       nobleman not lower than an earl. The wife of a baronet or
       knight has the title of Lady by courtesy, but not by
       right.
    
    5. A woman of refined or gentle manners; a well-bred woman;
       -- the feminine correlative of gentleman.
    
    6. A wife; -- not now in approved usage. --Goldsmith.
    
    7. (Zo["o]l.) The triturating apparatus in the stomach of a
       lobster; -- so called from a fancied resemblance to a
       seated female figure. It consists of calcareous plates.
    
    {Ladies' man}, a man who affects the society of ladies.
    
    {Lady altar}, an altar in a lady chapel. --Shipley.
    
    {Lady chapel}, a chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
    
    {Lady court}, the court of a lady of the manor.
    
    {Lady court}, the court of a lady of the manor.
    
    {Lady crab} (Zo["o]l.), a handsomely spotted swimming crab
       ({Platyonichus ocellatus}) very common on the sandy shores
       of the Atlantic coast of the United States.
    
    {Lady fern}. (Bot.) See {Female fern}, under {Female}, and
       Illust. of {Fern}.
    
    {Lady in waiting}, a lady of the queen's household, appointed
       to wait upon or attend the queen.
    
    {Lady Mass}, a Mass said in honor of the Virgin Mary.
       --Shipley.
    
    {Lady of the manor}, a lady having jurisdiction of a manor;
       also, the wife of a manor lord.
    
    {Lady's maid}, a maidservant who dresses and waits upon a
       lady. --Thackeray.
    
    {Our Lady}, the Virgin Mary.
    
    
  2. \La"dy\, a.
    Belonging or becoming to a lady; ladylike. ``Some lady
    trifles.''                                     --Shak.
    
    
  3. \La"dy`\
    The day of the annunciation of the Virgin Mary, March 25. See
    {Annunciation}.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

["Key Concepts in the INCAS Multicomputer Project", J. Nehmer et al IEEE Trans Soft Eng SE-13(8):913-923 (Aug 1987)].

 
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