What is lady?

  • (noun): A polite name for any woman.
    Example: "A nice lady at the library helped me"
    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 ... Lady Alice Villiers (1841–1897), married Edward Bootle-Wilbraham, 1st Earl of Lathom ... Lady Emily Theresa (1843–1927), married Odo Russell, 1st Baron Ampthill ...
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 ... 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
... Neelie Kroes, the European Commissioner for Competition, referred to as the "Iron Lady of Antitrust" or "Steely Neelie" The Iron (or Steel) Butterfly is a nickname ... Former United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was given the nickname "Titanium Lady", playing on some of her similarities with Thatcher ... In response to Manuela Ferreira 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 Lady) and ...
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 ... Bolt and starred his wife, Sarah Miles, as Lady Caroline ... 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 ... Halsey, Agnes Christine Johnston, and Edwin Justus Mayer from the novel The Divine Lady a Romance of Nelson and Emma Hamilton by E ...

More definitions of "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

Famous quotes containing the word lady:

    She was a charming middle-aged lady with a face like a bucket of mud. I gave her a drink. She was a gal who’d take a drink if she had to knock me down to get the bottle.
    John Paxton (1911–1985)

    He was a young lady in so many ways. A Victorian lady. Somewhere inside him, there was an adolescent girl.
    Leon Edel (b. 1907)

    The lady doth protest too much, methinks.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)