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Whenever there's heavy-duty emotional work to be done, they call me. As for playing the completely off-the-wall, sexy, gorgeous lady that I am - no, they don't think of me.
Bonnie Bedelia

Meaning of "lady" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LADY

Old English hlǣfdīge, from hlāf bread + dīge kneader, related to dāh dough.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LADY

lady  [ˈleɪdɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LADY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
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 LADY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

lady

Lady

The word lady is a civil term of respect for a woman, specifically the female equivalent to gentleman or lord, and in many contexts a term for any adult woman. Once confined to usage when specifically addressing women of high social class or status; over the last 300 years, the term can now be used to refer to any respectable adult woman. Portrait of Augusta, Lady Gregory, who some thought embodied the classical attributes of a lady...

Definition of lady in the English dictionary

The definition of lady in the dictionary is a woman regarded as having the characteristics of a good family and high social position. Other definition of lady is a polite name for a woman.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LADY


Adie
ˈeɪdɪ
byrlady
bəˈleɪdɪ
cedi
ˈseɪdɪ
charlady
ˈtʃɑːˌleɪdɪ
fady
ˈfeɪdɪ
forelady
ˈfɔːˌleɪdɪ
glady
ˈɡleɪdɪ
landlady
ˈlændˌleɪdɪ
maravedi
ˌmærəˈveɪdɪ
miladi
mɪˈleɪdɪ
milady
mɪˈleɪdɪ
saleslady
ˈseɪlzˌleɪdɪ
shady
ˈʃeɪdɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LADY

lady bountiful
Lady Chapel
Lady Day
lady doctor
lady fern
lady friend
Lady Luck
Lady Macbeth strategy
lady mayoress
Lady Muck
lady of the house
Lady of the Lake
lady orchid
lady palm
lady teacher
lady-in-waiting
lady-killer
lady-killing
lady´s bedstraw

WORDS THAT END LIKE LADY

already
at the ready
beady
bearded lady
bready
combat-ready
first lady
heady
leading lady
my lady
old lady
Our Lady
pink lady
ready
shopping bag lady
steady
the ready
unsteady
wady
young lady

Synonyms and antonyms of lady in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LADY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «lady» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of lady

Translation of «lady» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LADY

Find out the translation of lady to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of 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 «lady» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

女士
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dama
570 millions of speakers

English

lady
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

महिला
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سَيِّدَةٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

леди
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

senhora
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভদ্রমহিলা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dame
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

wanita
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Dame
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

婦人
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

숙녀
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lady
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

quý bà
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பெண்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

महिला
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bayan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

signora
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dama
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

леді
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

doamnă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κυρία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lady
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

dam
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

dame
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lady

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LADY»

The term «lady» is very widely used and occupies the 1.910 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LADY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «lady» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «lady» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «LADY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word lady.
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Walter Annenberg
In the world today, a young lady who does not have a college education just is not educated.
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Linden Ashby
I've done so many Lifetime movies; at this point, I'll be going through airport security, and the lady there will be like, 'I took the weekend off and I saw four of your movies.' And I say: 'You've been watching Lifetime, right?'
3
Matthew Ashford
Actors worry about bad breath, weight, receding hairlines and why their leading lady looks like their daughter.
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Mary Badham
My mother was a leading lady in a local theatre in Birmingham, Alabama, where I grew up.
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Haley Barbour
I'm a lobbyist and had a career lobbying. The guy who gets elected or the lady who gets elected president of the United States will immediately be lobbying. They would be advocating to the Congress, they'll be lobbying our allies and our adversaries overseas. They'll be asking the business community and labor unions.
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Brigitte Bardot
What could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing wise with age? Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.
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Bonnie Bedelia
Whenever there's heavy-duty emotional work to be done, they call me. As for playing the completely off-the-wall, sexy, gorgeous lady that I am - no, they don't think of me.
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Hamish Bowles
Six feet three in her stocking feet, L'Wren Scott was every inch a great 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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James Branch Cabell
No lady is ever a gentleman.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LADY»

Discover the use of lady in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lady and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Inanna, Lady of Largest Heart: Poems of the Sumerian High ...
This book provides the complete texts of Enheduanna's hymns to Inanna, skillfully and beautifully rendered by Betty De Shong Meador, who also discusses how the poems reflect Enheduanna's own spiritual and psychological liberation from being ...
Enheduanna, Betty De Shong Meador, 2000
2
50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know: What to Do, What to ...
While the formal rules of etiquette are not taught the way they once were, good manners are as critical today as they ever were. 50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know provides a modern update on the ageless idea that girls should know ...
Kay West, 2011
3
Boss Lady: A Novel
Hollywood celebrity Tracy Ellison's personal assistant and cousin, Vanessa, oversees the trials and tribulations of a film production about Tracy's life.
Omar Tyree, 2006
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Lady Q: The Rise and Fall of a Latin Queen
Looks at the life of a member of Chicago's Puerto Rican gang the Latin Queens, the female counterpoint of the Latin Kings, and details the years of sexual abuse that began at the age of five and the consequences of breaking the gang's code ...
Reymundo Sanchez, Sonia Rodriguez, 2010
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Texas Bluebonnet: Lady Bird Johnson
She took a highly active part in her husband's war-on-poverty program, especially the Head Start project for preschool children. This book traces Lady Bird's life in a lively, informative and entertaining manner.
David Murphy, 2005
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Lady Gaga: A Monster Romance
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Hugh Fielder, 2012
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Margaret Thatcher: A Portrait of the Iron Lady
The book begins with contrasting scenes? the desolation of Britain in the 1978-9?Winter of Discontent? prior to Thatcher's premiership, and.
John Blundell, 2008
8
The Grimoire of Lady Sheba: Includes The Book of Shadows
An indispensable guide for all students of witchcraft, magick, and the occultarts, his volume contains material especially added for contemporary witches.
Lady Sheba, 2001
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The Psychological Analysis of Henry James in the Portrait of ...
The author of over twenty novels, twelve plays, and one hundred and twelve short stories, Henry James (1843-1916) is the acknowledged
Claudine L. Maria Julia Boros, 2010
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How to Be a Lady Revised & Updated: A Contemporary Guide to ...
Of all the women you know, how many of them would you describe as “a lady”?
Can Bridges, Bryan Curtis, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LADY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lady is used in the context of the following news items.
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Lady Gaga's latest way to shock? Being mainstream and 'normcore …
Lady Gaga sings live in Italy at Umbria Jazz Festival ... Two years ago, Lady Gaga released an album of relentless Eurodisco titled Artpop. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Lady Gaga wears a bra and Daisy Dukes after long day of travelling …
Not shy: Lady Gaga posted two semi-naked images to instagram on Saturday and under this one she captioned: 'You know that means, hour ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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3-year-old transplant survivor sings with Lady Antebellum | www …
Mallory Kate Hall and her sister always sing Lady Antebellum's "Compass" to get them through hard times. There have been several of those ... «WSB Atlanta, Jul 15»
4
Lady Eagles overwhelm Stags | Sports, News, The Philippine Star …
Valdez, who opted to take a rest in the Lady Eagles' four-set victory over the UST Tigresses last week, came in only in the third set and fired five ... «Philippine Star, Jul 15»
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Suchet: Wilde's Lady Bracknell is 'nouveau riche', 19/07/2015 … - BBC
Lady Bracknell is nouveau riche… and I'd never seen that before.” The Importance of Being Earnest is on at the Vaudeville Theatre, London ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
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Taylor Swift Says Lady Gaga Tweet Helped Her Find Love : People …
Taylor Swift Says Lady Gaga's 'Magical' Tweet Gave Her 'Good Love Luck'. 0SHARES. Reprint. 0 Comments subscribe now. Taylor Swift Says ... «People Magazine, Jul 15»
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Lady Gaga's Israeli Shoe Guy - Culture – Forward.com
It was from a studio executive working on Lady Gaga's newest video — a raunchy, otherworldly clip to accompany her pop anthem “Born This ... «Forward, Jul 15»
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Women's health: Everything you need to know about keeping your …
Trouble is, our lady bits aren't usually water cooler chat, and many of us feel embarrassed discussing 'down there' with our doctor. According to ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Defenceless Old Lady - Golf Monthly
The Grand Old Lady Credit: Getty Images. After the disappointments of yesterday's weather and the news that this year's Open will finish on ... «Golf Monthly, Jul 15»
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'American Horror Story: Hotel' news: Lady Gaga reveals premiere …
"American Horror Story: Hotel" has been providing a lot of teasers of late. Lead star Lady Gaga has been one of the ardent ones to serve up ... «ChristianToday, Jul 15»

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