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Lady appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Lady Luck dislikes losers.
  • Old lady Hunt had a cuzzy Funt not a cuzzy Funt but a Hunt Funt cuzzy.
  • A maid named Lady Marmalade
    made mainly lard and lemonade.
    M'lady lamely never made
    a well-named, labelled marmalade.
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Lady appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Stacy, dalliances animals slam in a sec nail lady cats.
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Usage statistics for the noun lady:

conversational speech49.82%task-oriented speech50.18% imaginative writing78.61%informational writing21.39%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun lady:

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The word lady is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun lady

What does lady mean as a name of something?

Lady is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural:

  • lady: ladies
  • Lady: Ladies

  1. a polite name for any woman
    • example: a nice lady at the library helped me
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic terms: adult female / woman = an adult female person
    • more specific word: begum = a Muslim woman of high rank in India or Pakistan
  2. a woman of refinement
    • example: a chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonyms of lady: dame / gentlewoman / ma'am / madam
    • more generic terms: adult female / woman = an adult female person
    • more specific terms:
      • grande dame = a middle-aged or elderly woman who is stylish and highly respected
      • madame = title used for a married Frenchwoman
  3. a woman of the peerage in Britain

Alternative definition of the noun lady


  1. [historical] The mistress of a household.
  2. A woman of breeding or higher class, a woman of authority.
  3. The feminine of lord.
  4. A title for someone married to a lord.
  5. A title for somebody married to a gentleman.
  6. A title that can be used instead of the formal terms of marchioness, countess, viscountess or baroness.
  7. A polite term referring to a woman.
  8. ('ladies'; in plural only) A polite form of address to women
  9. [slang] [Used to address a female]
  10. ('ladies or 'ladies') Toilets intended for use by women.
  11. [context: familiar] An affectionate term for one's wife or girlfriend.
  12. [slang] a queen (the playing card)
  13. [archaic] (attributive) (with a professional title) Who is a woman.


Lady a.k.a. Lądy is a settlement in the administrative district of Gmina Tczew, within Tczew County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, in northern Poland. It lies approximately 8 kilometres north-east of Tczew and 27 km south-east of the regional capital Gdańsk.


  1. Lady was a Korean pop group, noted as the first transgender group from that country. The band consisted of Sinae, Sahara, Binu and Yuna. According to the official story, they were the best out of hundreds who tried out to be part of this band. Although only three were supposed to be in the group, a fourth was added at the last minute.
    • genre: K-pop
    • album: "Attention"
  2. Lady is a musical group.
    • albums: "Dance to the Music", "Easy Love"
  3. LADY is a musical group.
    • albums: "野獣 ~の・け・も・の~", "Witch~魔女~", "無我", "Sweet Devil", "LADY", "L.O.M", "Marvelous"
  4. Lady is a musical group.
    • album: "Lady"

There are other groups with in their name, like Lady F, Lady-F, Bag Lady, Lady Aarp, Lady Bird, Lady Jane, Lady Lake, Lady Luck, Lady-Bird, Pink Lady, Delta Lady, lady atone, Lady Flash, Lady Escape, Lady Winter, Wicked Lady, Digital lady, Lady Fortune, Lady Maisery and Lady Morphia.


  1. Lady is a fictional character from the 2012 film Everybody in our Family.
  2. Lady is a fictional character from the 2013 film Prince Avalanche.
  3. Lady is a fictional character from the 2001 film Ice Cream Sundae.
  4. Lady is a fictional character from Disney's 1955 animated feature The Lady and the Tramp.
  5. Lady is a fictional character from the 2010 film Shanghai Blue.

There are other characters with in their name, like A lady, Lady B, Lady G, Lady L, lady p, Lady S, Lady-S, Lady!s, 1st Lady, Bag Lady, Cat lady, Lady Bug, Lady Cop, Lady Gan, Lady Iku, Lady Kim, Lady Lee, Lady Lou, Lady Yin and Lady Zee.


  1. "Lady" is a song written by Lionel Richie, and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Rogers. It was released in September 1980 as a previously unreleased single on the album, Kenny Rogers Greatest Hits.
  2. "Lady" is a 1973 rock ballad written and performed by the rock band Styx. It was first released on Styx II and was a local hit in the band's native Chicago, but initially failed to chart nationally. The song gained success shortly after Styx left Wooden Nickel Records to move to A&M Records in 1974 as it began picking up airplay nationwide, eventually peaking at #6 on the Billboard Top 40 in March 1975. The track was later re-recorded for the 1995 Styx compilation Greatest Hits due to a contractual dispute between A&M and Wooden Nickel.
  3. "LADY" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  4. "Lady" is the final single from the 2004 album Baptism by American rock musician Lenny Kravitz. It was released on November 23, 2004. The song is believed to be written about Kravitz's then-girlfriend, Nicole Kidman. The track was used heavily in the GAP ads. The commercials featured Kravitz dancing and singing the song with his guitar to Sarah Jessica Parker.
  5. "Lady" is a compilation of songs from the band Styx's early recordings under the Wooden Nickel Records label. It is very similar to the contemporary Best of Styx compilation, consisting of the same tracks as that album minus the song "Winner Take All", which does not appear on this album.
    • also known as Lady: The Encore Collection
    • genre: Rock music
    • released in (35 years ago)
  6. "Lady" is a song with lyrics by Larry Kusik and Charles Singleton and music by Bert Kaempfert and Herbert Rehbein. It was recorded by Jack Jones and released as a single in 1967. In March of that year, it spent four weeks at number one on the US Easy Listening chart, the final of three number ones on the chart for Jones. On the Billboard Hot 100, "Lady" peaked at number 39 and was Jones's final Top 40 hit.
  7. "Lady" is a song by D'Angelo and Raphael Saadiq.
  8. "Lady" is a song written by Dennis Wilson, recorded by him with Daryl Dragon and released under the name "Dennis Wilson & Rumbo" in the United Kingdom on 4 December, 1970, on Stateside Records. The song served as the B-side of the "Sound of Free" single. The single was not issued in the United States.
  9. "Lady" is a musical single of CNBLUE.
    • released on
  10. "Lady" is the 1996 single by D'Angelo.
    • artist: D'Angelo
    • released in (19 years ago)
  11. "Lady" is a composition, cataloged instance.


"Lady" is a play by Craig Wright.


  1. "Lady" a.k.a. "The Lady" is a French-English biographical film directed by Luc Besson, starring Michelle Yeoh as Aung San Suu Kyi and David Thewlis as her late husband Michael Aris. Michelle Yeoh called the film "a labour of love" but also confessed it had felt intimidating for her to play the Nobel laureate.
  2. "Lady" is a 1993 short film directed by Ira Sachs.


  1. Lady a.k.a. Noblewoman is a TV program.
  2. Lady is a canonical version, musical recording.

Phrases with Lady

Phrases starting with the word Lady:

  1. lady day
  2. lady crab
  3. lady fern
  4. lady love
  5. Lady Muck
  6. lady palm
  7. lady peel
  8. Lady Smock
  9. lady tulip
  10. Lady's Man

Phrases ending with the word Lady:

  1. M'Lady
  2. bag lady
  3. Cat lady
  4. old lady
  5. iron lady
  6. pink lady
  7. Rock Lady
  8. first lady
  9. Lunch lady
  10. naked lady

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Lady

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Google previewThe grammtical reading class-book, or Easy introduction to English grammar (1865)

in entertaining conversations between a lady and her daughters ... rules of grammar by Helen Wood

One is an adjective pronoun, of the indefinite kind, and belongs to the noun " lady." Lady is a common noun of the third person, singular number, feminine gender, and it is the nominative case to the verb "is." Careless is an adjective, ...

Google previewVietnam Today (2011)

A Guide to a Nation at a Crossroads by Mark Ashwill, Thai Diep

Lady is the country representative for the American Friends Service Committee ( Quaker Service) in Hanoi.

Google previewA Dictionary of Literary Pseudonyms in the English Language (2015)

by T.J. Carty

Maria Farquhar Mrs Eliza Ware Farrar Lady Eleanor Fenn Sarah Fielding Anne Finch Mrs Eliza Lee Follen Sarah French Jane Freshfield Mrs Hannah Glasse Mrs Anne McVicar Grant Mrs Elizabeth Griffith Mrs Susanna Gunning Sara Josepha ...

Google previewAdvanced Learners' Dictionary (1998)

by Martin H. Manser, Turton, Nigel D. Turton

lady ('leidi) n 1 (chiefly polite) a woman: Ladies and gentlemen.... 2 a woman who is refined, etc.; woman of a high social position. 3 ( old-fashioned informal) a wife. 4 Lady used as a title for various women; female member ...

Google previewFirst Name Reverse Dictionary (1993)

Given Names Listed by Meaning, 2d ed. by Yvonne Navarro

Zela, Zellah lady Bibi (Arabic); Ladonna (French); Rawnie (Gypsy); Donna (Italian); Domina (Latin); Sita (Swahili ) • a sabine lady Sabina (Latin), Sabine, Savina • gentle and polite lady Urbana ( Latin), ...

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Usage statistics about lady

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun lady:

conversational speech49.82%task-oriented speech50.18% imaginative writing78.61%informational writing21.39%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun lady:


Comparison of usage frequency between the noun lady and its most common antonym:


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Quotes about Lady

Lady, lady, should you meet
One whose ways are all discreet,
One who murmurs that his wife
Is the lodestar of his life,
One who keeps assuring you
That he never was untrue,
Never loved another one . . .
Lady, lady, better run! (Dorothy Parker)
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Scrabble value of L1A1D2Y4

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of LADY

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