HyperDic: lady

English > 3 senses of the word lady / Lady:
NOUNperson ladya polite name for any woman
person lady, dame, madam, ma'am, gentlewomana woman of refinement
person Lady, noblewoman, peeressa woman of the peerage in Britain
lady / Lady > pronunciation
Soundsley'diy
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English > lady: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA polite name for any woman.
Example"a nice lady at the library helped me"
NarrowerbegumA Muslim woman of high rank in India or Pakistan
Broaderwoman, adult femaleAn adult female person (as opposed to a man)
Spanishama, dama, señora
Catalandama, senyora
English > lady: 3 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA woman of refinement.
Example"a chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady"
Synonymsdame, madam, ma'am, gentlewoman
Narrowergrande dameA middle-aged or elderly woman who is stylish and highly respected
madametitle used for a married Frenchwoman
Broaderwoman, adult femaleAn adult female person (as opposed to a man)
Spanishdama, señora
Catalandama, senyora
English > Lady: 3 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA woman of the peerage in Britain.
Synonymsnoblewoman, peeress
InstancesBorgia, Lucrezia Borgia, Duchess of FerraraItalian noblewoman and patron of the arts (1480-1519)
Godiva, Lady GodivaAccording to legend she rode naked through Coventry in order to persuade her husband not to tax the townspeople so heavily
Hamilton, Lady Emma Hamilton, Amy LyonEnglish beauty who was the mistress of Admiral Nelson (1765-1815)
Member ofpeerage, baronageThe peers of a kingdom considered as a group
RegionUnited Kingdom, UK, U.K., Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great BritainA monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles
NarrowerMiladyAn English noblewoman
baronessA noblewoman who holds the rank of baron or who is the wife or widow of a baron
countessfemale equivalent of a count or earl
duchessThe wife of a duke or a woman holding ducal title / title in her own right
lady-in-waitingA lady appointed to attend to a queen / queen or princess
marchioness, marquiseA noblewoman ranking below a duchess and above a countess
Broaderfemale aristocratA woman who is an aristocrat
OppositeLord, noble, noblemanA titled peer of the realm
Spanisharistócrata, dama, noble
Catalanaristòcrata, dama, noble

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