The word lady is a polite term for a woman, specifically the female equivalent to, or spouse of, a lord or gentleman, and in many contexts a term for any adult woman. Once relating specifically to women of high social class or status, over the last 300 years it has spread to embrace all adult women, though in some contexts may still be used to evoke a concept of "ladylike" standards of behaviour.
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Famous quotes containing the word lady:
“Until about the age of thirty, a young lady can never go out without being accompanied.”
—Elisabeth-Felicite Bayle-Mouillard (17961865)
“A lady with soft eyes like funeral tapers,
And face that seemed wrought out of moonlit vapours,
And a sad mouth, that fear made tremulous
As any ruddy moth, looked down on us;
And she with a wave-rusted chain was tied
To two old eagles, full of ancient pride....”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)
“A lady of a certain age, which means
—George Gordon Noel Byron (17881824)