Definition of 'lady'
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They also look at other leading ladies electing to wear leather. The Sun (2016)He was sitting next to a pretty young lady. Times, Sunday Times (2017)My posture and gait become those of an elderly lady. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This has given it the popular name of naked ladies. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That old lady thought the space was hers, but you took it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She says :'The lady said it so loudly that people around me turned to stare. The Sun (2016)So, would he call himself a ladies' man? Times, Sunday Times (2016)The voice at the end of the line was that of an elderly lady. FRIENDS FOR LIFE (2003)The two ladies came to see me at my flat. Times, Sunday Times (2008)So who would be your dream leading lady? The Sun (2014)What a treat the young lady had in store. Times, Sunday Times (2014)No maid would speak that way to a lady. The English Civil War: A People's History (2006)You can become today the leading man or lady of your own life. HABIT BUSTING: A 10-step plan that will change your life (2002)This lady is a woman after my own heart. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She married a banker and ended her days as a lady of the manor. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Then the lady in the front seat beamed at me. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But then come more baseless blows to the former first lady. Christianity Today (2000)This sounds like the lady protesting too much that she has all the names she needs. PERDITA: The Life of Mary Robinson (2004)Your choice of ladies has always been impeccable. Times, Sunday Times (2006)If this is the worst name this young lady is called in life she is going to be very lucky. The Sun (2009)And the ladies come with it. The Sun (2012)Our former GP has moved and now we have a lady doctor. The Sun (2015)I used to perform at ladies' afternoon clubs and blind homes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She said he told her: 'I feel so sorry for the family of that lady. The Sun (2015)
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Translations for 'lady'
British English: lady /ˈleɪdɪ/ NOUN
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.
- American English: lady
- Arabic: سَيِّدَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: senhora
- Chinese: 女士
- Croatian: dama
- Czech: paní
- Danish: dame
- Dutch: dame
- European Spanish: dama
- Finnish: aatelisnainen
- French: dame
- German: Dame
- Greek: κυρία
- Italian: signora
- Japanese: 婦人
- Korean: 숙녀
- Norwegian: dame
- Polish: dama
- European Portuguese: senhora
- Romanian: doamnă
- Russian: леди
- Spanish: dama
- Swedish: dam kvinna
- Thai: สุภาพสตรี
- Turkish: leydi
- Ukrainian: леді
- Vietnamese: quý bà
Definition of lady from the Collins English Dictionary
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