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I'm all for having an empowered first lady who can really use that position to improve conditions, be a role model and make change.
Rory Kennedy

Meaning of "first lady" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FIRST LADY

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FIRST LADY

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First lady is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FIRST LADY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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First Lady

First Lady is an unofficial title used for the wife of a head of state. Collectively, the president and spouse are known as the First Couple. If they have a family, they are usually referred to as the First Family. The term is sometimes used, particularly in the U.S., to refer to the spouse of other heads of state, even if they do not have that style in their own country. Some other countries have a title, formal or informal, that is or can be translated as first lady. The title is not normally used for the wife of a prime minister or other head of government who is not also head of state. Should a woman be elected to the US Presidency, her spouse would presumably be known as "The First Gentleman". Such usage was made in various literary works describing the term of a fictional woman President, such as The Coming of the Quantum Cats.

Definition of first lady in the English dictionary

The definition of first lady in the dictionary is the wife or official hostess of a chief executive, esp of a state governor or a president. Other definition of first lady is a woman considered to be at the top of her profession or art.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FIRST LADY

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First Minister
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WORDS THAT END LIKE FIRST LADY

bag lady
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Synonyms and antonyms of first lady in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «first lady» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FIRST LADY

Find out the translation of first lady to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of first lady from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «first lady» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

第一夫人
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

primera dama
570 millions of speakers

English

first lady
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रथम महिला
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

السيدة الأولى
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

первая леди
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

primeira-dama
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রথম মহিলা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

première dame
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

wanita pertama
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

First Lady
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ファーストレディー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

영부인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wanita pertama
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đệ nhất phu nhân
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முதல் பெண்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पहिली महिला
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ilk bayan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

first lady
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pierwsza dama
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

перша леді
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

prima doamnă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πρώτη κυρία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

eerste dame
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

första dam
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

first lady
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of first lady

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FIRST LADY»

The term «first lady» is quite widely used and occupies the 23.658 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FIRST LADY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about first lady

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10 QUOTES WITH «FIRST LADY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word first lady.
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Laura Bush
Any first lady can do whatever they want to do. In this country, people expect them to work on whatever they want or to have a career of their own.
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Oleg Cassini
The first lady must be a leader. She must not be a follower.
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Sasha Cohen
I want to be the first lady to land a quadruple jump in competition. As I grow older, I know that my skating style will develop and mature.
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Karen DeCrow
First lady has been a thankless position. Eleanor Roosevelt was brilliant and had strong views. She was criticized for her politics and for her appearance. Mrs. Roosevelt was attacked for being too involved in politics. Bess Truman was criticized for being uninvolved in politics.
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Lady Bird Johnson
The first lady is, and always has been, an unpaid public servant elected by one person, her husband.
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Jodi Kantor
I would say that Barack Obama has always been a real optimist about what can be accomplished. He believes that government can be used to create systemic, long-term, real change. And the first lady is more of a skeptic.
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Kitty Kelley
John F. Kennedy brought style and charisma to the White House and a first family that captivated the country: a handsome, witty president, an elegant first lady, and two adorable young children.
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Rory Kennedy
I'm all for having an empowered first lady who can really use that position to improve conditions, be a role model and make change.
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Lee Myung-bak
My wife, well she has extensive experience, because before becoming the first lady, she was the wife of the CEO of a large conglomerate. So I have very high hopes that she will carry out her job successfully as first lady of the Republic of Korea.
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Pat Nixon
Being first lady is the hardest unpaid job in the world.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FIRST LADY»

Discover the use of first lady in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to first lady and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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First Lady
The beautiful young widow of the President of the United States thought she was free of the White House, but circumstances have forced her back into the role of the First Lady.
Susan Elizabeth Phillips, 2013
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Jacqueline Kennedy: First Lady of the New Frontier
Focusing largely on Jacqueline Kennedy's White House years, an intriguing portrait examines the complexities of Jacqueline Bouvier's marriage to John F. Kennedy, her mastery of political symbolism and imagery, and her impact on the nation's ...
Barbara Ann Perry, 2004
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Diary of a Mad First Lady
Michelle Johnson has a life that most women would envy.
DiShan Washington, 2011
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Martha Washington: First Lady of Liberty
Supplemented with numerous letters and other communications, vivid portraits of the lives of slaves on Virginia plantations, and first-hand accounts of the glittering social life enjoyed by the elite, Martha Washington is must reading for ...
Helen Bryan, 2002
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First Lady of the Confederacy: Varina Davis’s Civil War
Much of the book, however, focuses on Davis's life after the Civil War, when she struggled to support her penniless husband and later managed her own survival as a widow for over 25 years.
Joan E. CASHIN, Joan E Cashin, 2009
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The Presidents' Wives: Reassessing the Office of First Lady
Traces the development of the First Lady's role from obscurity into an influential force in politics, complete with office, staff and budgetary resources to rival those of key presidential advisors.
Robert P. Watson, 2000
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The First Lady
Carl Weber. I stared at the gravesite and could almost see my best friend in her favorite cream-colored church dress, leaning against her own headstone, waiting to hear the latest news about her husband and his pursuers. When she was alive  ...
Carl Weber, 2010
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Abigail Adams: First Lady
Presents the life and accomplishments of the wife of the second president of the United States, a dedicated wife and mother who played an important role in the birth of the nation.
Janet Hubbard-Brown, 2009
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First Lady
As Lauren tackle both the public and private challenges of becoming first lady, Devlyn faces the demands of trying to balance between being a mother and partner with the terrible stress of being leader of the only remaining superpower.
Blayne Cooper, T. Novan, 2006
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First Lady
This is HOUSE OF CARDS for the 21st century, an insider's view of the dynamics of power by a writer who has had a privileged seat at the court of government for many, many years.
Michael Dobbs, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FIRST LADY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term first lady is used in the context of the following news items.
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First lady treats recipe contest winners to 'state dinner'
President Barack Obama, right, jokes with first lady Michelle Obama as he speaks during the Kids State Dinner for the 2015 winners of the ... «U.S. News & World Report, Jul 15»
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First Lady Michelle Obama Oversees $590K Makeover Of White …
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama has made some slight changes to the interior design of the White House' State Dining Room. Exclusive photos ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
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Mahama, First Lady escape death after helicopter 'precautionary …
President John Dramani Mahama and First lady Lordina Mahama have escaped what could have been a fatal accident after the helicopter in ... «Citifmonline, Jul 15»
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Photo Flash: ALADDIN Cast Gets Standing Ovation, First Lady's
The performance garnered a standing ovation, with the First Lady thanking the cast, calling the performance "perfection." She even joined in on ... «Broadway World, Jul 15»
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#NPRreads: Wisconsin's First Lady And Syria's Dueling 'Godfathers'
#NPRreads is a weekly feature on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our ... «NPR, Jul 15»
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Two Kansas Kids @ GEAR UP to visit first lady Michelle Obama
The Washington visit is part of the first lady's Beating the Odds Summit, which brings together college-bound high school graduates from the ... «Wichita State News, Jul 15»
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Japan's First Lady to set up bee hive at prime minister's office in Tokyo
Japan's first lady is known for her strong interest in agriculture and food safety. She is growing pesticide-free rice in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi ... «The Japan Times, Jul 15»
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Lunch with the First Lady
You could call it “preschool networking,” but two Broken Arrow kids have now won First Lady Michelle Obama's “Healthy Lunchtime Challenge” ... «Tulsa World, Jul 15»
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First lady addresses inaugural summit
WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama on Thursday told hundreds of Native American youths that they are all precious and sacred and that ... «Daily Mining Gazette, Jul 15»
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Susan Sarandon to play former first lady in 'Graves'
The Epix premium channel said Sarandon will play a former first lady opposite Nolte's ex-U.S. president in the half-hour series titled "Graves," ... «gulfnews.com, Jul 15»

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