lady

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lady is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
lady

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈleɪdi/
  • SAMPA: /"leIdi/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: la‧dy

Noun[change]

Singular
lady

Plural
ladies

  1. A polite way of saying "woman".
    Please direct this lady to the soft furnishings department.
  2. The wife of a lord or a woman who holds the office in her own right.
    Lady Diana was very popular with the British people.
  3. A polite woman who is respected.
    Mary, please try to act more like a lady in public.
    If you are not ladylike, you will not be seen as a lady.

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