What is Lady?

  • (noun): A woman of refinement.
    Example: "A chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady"
    Synonyms: dame, madam, ma'am, gentlewoman
    See also — Additional definitions below

Lady

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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George Villiers, 4th Earl Of Clarendon - Family
... On 4 June 1839, Villiers married the widowed Lady Katherine Foster-Barham (a daughter of James Grimston, 1st Earl of Verulam) and they had eight children Lady Constance Villiers (1840–1922 ... Lady Alice Villiers (1841–1897), married Edward Bootle-Wilbraham, 1st Earl of Lathom ... Lady Emily Theresa (1843–1927), married Odo Russell, 1st Baron Ampthill ...
Lady Caroline Lamb (film)
... Lady Caroline Lamb is a 1972 film based on the life of the notorious Lady Caroline Lamb, lover of Lord Byron and wife of Prime Minister Viscount Melbourne ... was written and directed by Robert Bolt and starred his wife, Sarah Miles, as Lady Caroline ... uncredited, non-speaking cameo with his last wife, Margaret Leighton, who played Lady Melbourne ...
The Divine Lady
... The Divine Lady is a 1929 Vitaphone sound film with a synchronized musical score and sound effects ... It featured a theme song entitled "Lady Divine" with lyrics by Richard Kountz and music by Nathaniel (Nat) Shilkret ... Agnes Christine Johnston, and Edwin Justus Mayer from the novel The Divine Lady a Romance of Nelson and Emma Hamilton by E ...
Our Lady Of The Pillar
... Our Lady of the Pillar (Spanish Nuestra Señora del Pilar) is the name given to the Blessed Virgin Mary for her claimed appearance during the start of Christianity in Spain ... Her shrine is in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar in Zaragoza, by the river Ebro ...
Iron Lady - Politicians With Similar Names or Variants
... European Commissioner for Competition, referred to as the "Iron Lady of Antitrust" or "Steely Neelie" The Iron (or Steel) Butterfly is a nickname of former Philippine first ... States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was given the nickname "Titanium Lady", playing on some of her similarities with Thatcher ... Leite's nickname "Dama de Ferro Portuguesa" (Portuguese Iron Lady), her opponents and critics ironically started referring to her as "Dama de Latão" (Yellow brass ...

More definitions of "Lady":

  • (noun): A polite name for any woman.
    Example: "A nice lady at the library helped me"

Famous quotes containing the word lady:

    [A]s a lady adjusts her dress before a mirror, a man adjusts his character by looking at his journal.
    James Boswell (1740–1795)

    Hark, hark, the lark at heaven’s gate sings,
    And Phoebus’ gins arise,
    His steeds to water at those springs
    On chaliced flowers that lies;
    And winking Mary-buds begin to ope their golden eyes;
    With every thing that pretty is, my lady sweet, arise;
    Arise, arise!
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    I knew you forever and you were always old,
    soft white lady of my heart. Surely you would scold
    me for sitting up late, reading your letters....
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)