- (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.