[ noun ] a polite name for any woman


"a nice lady at the library helped me"

Used in print

(The Providence Journal...)

As for the ladies , they were full of charm , and sincerity , and deep and abiding affection for this hurrying driving , honest , little man .

(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)

On November 7 , 1859 , the Providence_Daily_Journal reprinted a letter sent to John_Brown from `` E._B. '' , a Quaker lady in Newport .

(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)

Department_stores were built_on dry_goods , especially ladies ' fashions , and in this area , in_the_long_run , the suburban branches will be hard_put to compete against downtown .

(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)

There was a lady there , in a nightdress .

He would not have wanted to hurt a lady .

Related terms

woman begum

[ noun ] a woman of refinement


"a chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady"

Used in print


The girls , very fetching in their uniforms , are shown firing rockets from a launcher mounted on a dump_truck ; they are also trained with carbines , automatic weapons , pistols , rifles and other such ladies ' accessories .

(Leon Uris, Mila 8....)

Once there had been big glittering rooms where Ulanys bowed and kissed the ladies ' hands as they flirted from behind their fans .

Related terms

woman madame grande_dame

[ noun ] Woman's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 2508
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 11510