a term of address to holders of the title Lady, used esp by servants
A bag lady is a homeless woman who carries her possessions in shopping bags.
→ the Iron Lady
March 25, the feast of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary ; one of the four quarter days in England, Wales and Ireland
a large, graceful, but variable fern, Athyrium filix-femina, with bipinnate fronds, commonly found on damp acid soils in woods and on hillsides
the personification of fortune or chance
an ordinary woman behaving or being treated as if she were aristocratic
a type of small palm (genus Rhapis), popularly grown as an indoor plant
Some men refer to their wife, girlfriend, or mother as their old lady .
Some Christians, especially Catholics, refer to Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, as Our Lady .
a cocktail consisting of gin, grenadine, cream and egg-white
a woman employed in a factory, office, etc to make tea during a tea break
a female cook or canteen worker in a school
a woman of somewhat sinister glamour often perceived as wielding ruthless or corrupt power
The First 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.
a chapel within a church or cathedral, dedicated to the Virgin Mary
a doctor who is a female
Someone's lady friend is the woman with whom they are having a romantic or sexual relationship .
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.
a tall graceful orchid, Orchis purpurea, with faintly scented purple-brown and green flowers with a pinkish or white lip
You can use lady when you are referring to a woman, especially when you are showing politeness or respect .
an unmarried woman
a leafless pink orchid found in Australia and New Zealand
a cocktail consisting of gin, Cointreau, and lemon juice
a girlfriend ; sweetheart
a woman with a beard, esp in a circus or freakshow
A cleaning lady is the same as a → cleaner [sense 1 ] .
the wife of a lord mayor
a man very fond of the company of women and very attentive to them
a teacher who is a woman
a migratory nymphalid butterfly, Vanessa cardui, with pale brownish-red mottled wings
an ostentatiously charitable woman
a personal servant to a woman, esp in matters of dress
→ ladies' room
a N temperate plant, Cardamine pratensis, with white or rose-pink flowers: family Brassicaceae ( crucifers )
an annual plant ( Polygonum persicaria ) of the buckwheat family, with dense spikes of pinkish or purplish flowers
find the lady:
a game in which players bet on which of three inverted playing cards is the queen
→ same as ladies' fingers
any of various rosaceous plants of the N temperate genus Alchemilla, having small green flowers
any of various orchids of the Eurasian genus Cypripedium, esp C. calceolus, having reddish or purple flowers
any of various orchids of the genera Spiranthes or Goodyera, having spikes of small white fragrant flowers
the Iron Lady:
a nickname often used to describe female heads of government around the world, meaning ' strong-willed woman'. Most famously used of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1979 to 1990) Margaret Thatcher
A lady-in-waiting is a woman whose job is to help a queen or princess.
Lady of the Lake:
(in Arthurian legend ) a mysterious supernatural being sometimes identified with Vivian
a Eurasian rubiaceous plant, Galium verum, with clusters of small yellow flowers
shopping bag lady:
a woman who is homeless and wanders city streets with all her possessions in shopping bags
a woman who has survived her spouse, esp one who has not remarried
Lady Macbeth strategy:
a strategy in a takeover battle in which a third party makes a bid acceptable to the target company, appearing to act as a white knight but subsequently joining forces with the original ( unwelcome ) bidder
lady of the house:
the female head of the household