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definition of the word lady

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Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
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From Middle English lavedi, from Old English hlǣfdīġe, originally literally ‘loaf-kneader’.

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lady (plural ladies)

  1. (historical) The mistress of a household.
  2. 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".
  3. A polite term referring to a woman.
    Please direct this lady to the soft furnishings department.
  4. (ladies; in plural only) A polite form of address to women
    Ladies and gentlemen, it is a pleasure to ...
    Follow me, ladies!
    • Usage note: The equivalent form of address to one woman is madam.
  5. (ladies' or ladies) Toilets intended for use by women.
  6. (familiar) An affectionate term for one's wife or girlfriend.
    But soft, what light through yonder window breaks...? It is my lady, O it is my love! -Romeo and Juliet
  7. (slang) a queen (the playing card)

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