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lady British & World English

A polite or formal way of referring to a woman

lady English Thesaurus

he gave the ladies presents of flowers from his garden

lady New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

capital as title for peeresses etc.

Lady in lady British & World English

(In the UK) a title used by peeresses, female relatives of peers, the wives and widows of knights, etc.

lady in girl English Thesaurus

a five-year-old girl

lady in lady English Thesaurus

he gave the ladies presents of flowers from his garden

lady in woman English Thesaurus

a car drew up and two women got out

My Lady British & World English

A polite form of address to female judges and certain noblewomen

bag lady British & World English

A homeless woman who carries her possessions around in shopping bags

Iron Lady British & World English

A nickname given to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, with reference to her allegedly ruthless and inflexible approach

Lady Luck British & World English

Chance personified as a controlling power in human affairs

Lady Muck British & World English

A haughty or socially pretentious woman

Lady Day British & World English

25 March (the feast of the Annunciation), a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland

lady fern British & World English

A tall, graceful fern of worldwide distribution which favours moist shady habitats

lady-love British & World English

A female lover or sweetheart

old lady British & World English

An elderly woman

Our Lady British & World English

Used as a title for the Virgin Mary (see Mary)

tea lady British & World English

A woman employed to make and serve tea in a workplace

Lady Day New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

25 May, the feast of the Annunciation

dinner lady British & World English

A woman who serves meals to children in a school

First Lady British & World English

The wife of the President of the US or other head of state

Godiva, Lady British & World English

(D.1080), English noblewoman, wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia. According to a 13th-century legend, she agreed to her husband’s proposition that he would reduce unpopular taxes only if she rode naked on horseback through the marketplace of Coventry. According to later versions of the story, all the townspeople refrained from watching, except for peeping Tom, who was struck blind as a punishment

Lady altar British & World English

The altar in a Lady chapel

Lady chapel British & World English

A chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary in a church or cathedral, typically to the east of the high altar in a cathedral and to the south of it in a church

lady parts British & World English

Used euphemistically to refer to a woman’s genitals or reproductive system

office lady British & World English

(In Japan) a woman working in an office

White Lady British & World English

A cocktail made with gin, orange liqueur, and lemon juice

young lady British & World English

A young woman or a girl

First Lady New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

wife of the president of the US

Lady Mayoress British & World English

The title of the wife of a Lord Mayor

Lady Superior British & World English

The head of a convent or nunnery in certain orders

leading lady British & World English

The actress playing the principal female part in a film or play

lollipop lady British & World English

A woman who is employed to help children cross the road safely near a school by holding up a circular sign on a pole to stop the traffic

painted lady British & World English

A migratory butterfly with predominantly orange-brown wings and darker markings

Lady Bountiful British & World English

A woman who engages in ostentatious acts of charity to impress others

lady's maid British & World English

A maid who attended to the personal needs of her mistress

lady's smock British & World English

Another term for cuckooflower.

lady's finger British & World English

another term for kidney vetch.

lady's mantle British & World English

A herbaceous European plant of the rose family, with lobed rounded leaves and inconspicuous greenish flowers, and formerly valued in herbal medicine

lady's slipper British & World English

An orchid of north temperate regions, the flower of which has a conspicuous pouch- or slipper-shaped lip

lady's tresses British & World English

A short orchid with small white flowers, growing chiefly in north temperate regions

Grey, Lady Jane British & World English

(1537–54), great-niece of Henry VIII, queen of England 9-19 July 1553. In 1553, to ensure a Protestant succession, John Dudley, the Duke of Northumberland, forced Jane to marry his son and persuaded the dying Edward VI to name Jane as his successor. She was quickly deposed by forces loyal to Edward’s (Catholic) sister Mary, who had popular support, and executed the following year

lady-in-waiting British & World English

A woman who attends a queen or princess

lady's bedstraw British & World English

A yellow-flowered Eurasian bedstraw which smells of hay when dried and was formerly used to make a mattress for sleeping on

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