• (slang) Used to address a female.

    "Hey, lady, move your car!"

  • A woman to whom the particular homage of a knight was paid; a woman to whom one is devoted or bound.
  • (Wicca) Alternative form of Lady.
  • A woman of breeding or higher class, a woman of authority.

    ""I would like the dining room to be fully set by tonight; would you do so?" "Yes, my lady"."

  • A title for somebody married to a gentleman.
  • (in the plural) A polite reference or form of address to women.

    "Ladies and gentlemen, it is a pleasure to be here today. Follow me, ladies!"

  • (familiar) A wife or girlfriend; a sweetheart.
  • (dated, attributive, with a professional title) Who is a woman.

    "A lady doctor."

  • (Britain, slang) A five-pound note. (Rhyming slang, Lady Godiva for fiver.)
  • (historical) The mistress of a household.
  • A title for someone married to a lord.
  • (polite or used by children) A woman: an adult female human.

    "Please direct this lady to the soft furnishings department."

  • (ladies' or ladies) Toilets intended for use by women.
  • (slang) A queen (the playing card).
  • The triturating apparatus in the stomach of a lobster, consisting of calcareous plates; so called from a fancied resemblance to a seated female figure.
  • The feminine of lord.
  • A title that can be used instead of the formal terms of marchioness, countess, viscountess, or baroness.

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