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lady  

1    dame, gentlewoman  
2    female, woman  


lady-killer     
Casanova, Don Juan, heartbreaker, ladies' man, libertine, Lothario, philanderer, rake, roué, wolf     (informal)   womanizer  
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lady  

  ( ladies    plural  )
1       n-count   You can use lady when you are referring to a woman, especially when you are showing politeness or respect.  
She's a very sweet old lady..., ...a lady doctor., ...a cream-coloured lady's shoe.     
    old lady  
2       n-voc   You can say `ladies' when you are addressing a group of women in a formal and respectful way.,   (politeness)    Your table is ready, ladies, if you'd care to come through..., Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.     
3       n-count   A lady is a woman from the upper classes, especially in former times.  
Our governess was told to make sure we knew how to talk like English ladies.     
4       n-title   In Britain, Lady is a title used in front of the names of some female members of the nobility, or the wives of knights.  
My dear Lady Mary, how very good to see you.     
5       n-count   If you say that a woman is a lady, you mean that she behaves in a polite, dignified, and graceful way.  
His wife was great as well, beautiful-looking and a real lady...     
6       n-sing   People sometimes refer to a public toilet for women as the ladies.  
  (BRIT)  
INFORMAL   usu the N  
At Temple station, Charlotte rushed into the Ladies.     
7       n-voc   `Lady' is sometimes used by men as a form of address when they are talking to a woman that they do not know, especially in shops and in the street.  
  (AM)  
INFORMAL, politeness   What seems to be the trouble, lady?...     
8   
    First Lady  
    Our Lady  


bag lady        ( bag ladies    plural  ) A bag lady is a homeless woman who carries her possessions in shopping bags.      n-count  
cleaning lady        ( cleaning ladies    plural  ) A cleaning lady is a woman who is employed to clean the rooms and furniture inside a building.      n-count   (=cleaner)  
first lady        ( first ladies    plural  ) TheFirst Lady in a country or state is the wife of the president or state governor, or a woman who performs the official duties normally performed by the wife.      n-count   usu the N in sing  
lady friend        ( lady friends    plural  ) A man's lady friend is the woman with whom he is having a romantic or sexual relationship.  
  (BRIT)  
OLD-FASHIONED      n-count   usu poss N  
lady-in-waiting        ( ladies-in-waiting    plural  ) A lady-in-waiting is a woman whose job is to help a queen or princess.      n-count  
lady-killer        ( lady-killers    plural  ) If you refer to a man as a lady-killer, you mean that you think he is very successful at attracting women but quickly leaves them.  
OLD-FASHIONED      n-count  
old lady     
Some men refer to their wife, girlfriend, or mother as their old lady.  
INFORMAL      n-sing   usu poss N  
He had met his old lady when he was a house painter and she was a waitress.     
Our Lady     
Some Christians, especially Catholics, refer to Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, as Our Lady.      n-proper  
Will you pray to Our Lady for me?     

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See also:

lady-killer, lad, lay, ladylike

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