A woman who looks after the domestic affairs of a family; a mistress; the female head of a household.
A woman having proprietary rights or authority; mistress; -- a feminine correlative of lord.
A woman to whom the particular homage of a knight was paid; a woman to whom one is devoted or bound; a sweetheart.
A woman of social distinction or position. In England, a title prefixed to the name of any woman whose husband is not of lower rank than a baron, or whose father was a nobleman not lower than an earl. The wife of a baronet or knight has the title of Lady by courtesy, but not by right.
A woman of refined or gentle manners; a well-bred woman; -- the feminine correlative of gentleman.
A wife; -- not now in approved usage.
Any woman; as, a lounge for ladies; a cleaning lady; also used in combination; as, saleslady.
The triturating apparatus in the stomach of a lobster; -- so called from a fancied resemblance to a seated female figure. It consists of calcareous plates.
A Lady (or Lord) is a title used to indicate the superiority (or worthiness) of a person when being formal. An example of worthiness being respect ('Good luck Lord Goran' - said the Duke to a respected but otherwise untitled warrior) or fear ('Yes my lord I'll just get what you want' - said the inkeeper to the huge axe wielding warrior), superiority being when addressing a higer rank ( 'As you command My Lord' - said the Knight to the Baron).
a polite name for any woman; "a nice lady at the library helped me"
a woman of refinement; "a chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady"
a woman of the peerage in Britain
a female appendage to a gentleman
a person of refinement, of education, of fashion, of birth, of prestige, of a higher grade of some sort, if we apply the term rightly
a woman who can make herself respected even among an army of soldiers
a woman who is living a posthumous life
a woman who makes a man behave like a gentleman
a woman who makes it easy for a man to be a gentleman
a woman who projects the stature of life
a woman with refinement
As in Lady Portia Doo-la-la-lee. Daughter of a duke, marquis or earl. A female life peer or wife of a life peer are also titled Lady
(non-capitalized) - usually denotes a female member of the gentry.
(capitalized) - can denote a female member of the nobility or baronetage, or a member of the gentry class with proprietory rights and authority, for example as over a manor. Note: the wife of an aristocrat is referred to by Lady plus her title, e.g., Lady Falmouth, whereas the wife of a baronet is referred to by Lady plus her surname, e.g., Lady Shelley.
An other term for the female aspect of God/dess, most often used in conjunction with 'Lord'.