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English[]

Most common English words: doubt « around « black « #413: lady » truth » turn » hold

Etymology[]

From Middle English lavedi, from Old English hlǣfdīġe, originally literally ‘loaf-kneader’.

Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /ˈleɪdi/, SAMPA: /"leIdi/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪdi
  • Hyphenation: la‧dy

Noun[]

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Singular
Lady

Plural
ladies

Lady (ladies)

  1. Template:Historical The mistress of a household.
  2. A woman of breeding or higher class, a woman of authority.
    "I would like the dining room to be fully set by tonight; would you do so?" "Yes, my lady".
  3. The feminine of lord.
  4. A polite term referring to a woman.
    Please direct this lady to the soft furnishings department.
    • Usage note: also used by children as a general term for an adult female (e.g. There's some lady at the library who will give you a library card and then you can borrow one of those books too.)
  5. (ladies; in plural only) A polite form of address to women
    Ladies and gentlemen, it is a pleasure to ...
    Follow me, ladies!
    • Usage note: The equivalent form of address to one woman is madam or ma'am.
  6. (slang) (singular) A highly colloquial and/or impolite form of address to a woman.
    Hey, lady, move your car!
  7. (ladies' or ladies) Toilets intended for use by women.
  8. (familiar) An affectionate term for one's wife or girlfriend.
    But soft, what light through yonder window breaks...? It is my lady, O it is my love! -Romeo and Juliet
  9. (slang) a queen (the playing card)
  10. (archaic) (attributive) (with a professional title) Who is a woman.
    A lady doctor.

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  • lord
  • gentleman
  • ladies' room
  • broad

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Noun[]

Lady f. (plural Ladys)

  1. lady (wife of a lord; important woman)

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Lady f. inv.

  1. lady (wife of a lord; important woman)

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