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 for lady
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lady \La"dy\, a.
     Belonging or becoming to a lady; ladylike.
     [1913 Webster] "Some lady trifles."            --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lady \La"dy\ (l[=a]"d[y^]), n.; pl. Ladies (l[=a]"d[i^]z).
     [OE. ladi, l[ae]fdi, AS. hl[=ae]fdige, hl[=ae]fdie; AS.
     hl[=a]f loaf + a root of uncertain origin, possibly akin to
     E. dairy. See Loaf, and cf. Lord.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. A woman who looks after the domestic affairs of a family;
        a mistress; the female head of a household.
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              Agar, the handmaiden of Sara, whence comest thou,
              and whither goest thou? The which answered, Fro the
              face of Sara my lady.                 --Wyclif (Gen.
                                                    xvi. 8.).
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     2. A woman having proprietary rights or authority; mistress;
        -- a feminine correlative of lord. "Lord or lady of high
        degree." --Lowell.
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              Of all these bounds, even from this line to this, .
              . .
              We make thee lady.                    --Shak.
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     3. A woman to whom the particular homage of a knight was
        paid; a woman to whom one is devoted or bound; a
        sweetheart.
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              The soldier here his wasted store supplies,
              And takes new valor from his lady's eyes. --Waller.
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     4. A woman of social distinction or position. In England, a
        title prefixed to the name of any woman whose husband is
        not of lower rank than a baron, or whose father was a
        nobleman not lower than an earl. The wife of a baronet or
        knight has the title of Lady by courtesy, but not by
        right.
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     5. A woman of refined or gentle manners; a well-bred woman;
        -- the feminine correlative of gentleman.
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     6. A wife; -- not now in approved usage. --Goldsmith.
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     7. Hence: Any woman; as, a lounge for ladies; a cleaning
        lady; also used in combination; as, saleslady.
        [PJC]
  
     8. (Zool.) The triturating apparatus in the stomach of a
        lobster; -- so called from a fancied resemblance to a
        seated female figure. It consists of calcareous plates.
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     Ladies' man, a man who affects the society of ladies.
  
     Lady altar, an altar in a lady chapel. --Shipley.
  
     Lady chapel, a chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
  
     Lady court, the court of a lady of the manor.
  
     Lady crab (Zool.), a handsomely spotted swimming crab
        ({Platyonichus ocellatus) very common on the sandy shores
        of the Atlantic coast of the United States.
  
     Lady fern. (Bot.) See Female fern, under Female, and
        Illust. of Fern.
  
     Lady in waiting, a lady of the queen's household, appointed
        to wait upon or attend the queen.
  
     Lady Mass, a Mass said in honor of the Virgin Mary.
        --Shipley.
  
     Lady of the manor, a lady having jurisdiction of a manor;
        also, the wife of a manor lord.
  
     Lady's maid, a maidservant who dresses and waits upon a
        lady. --Thackeray.
  
     Our Lady, the Virgin Mary.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lady
      n 1: a polite name for any woman; "a nice lady at the library
           helped me"
      2: a woman of refinement; "a chauffeur opened the door of the
         limousine for the grand lady" [syn: dame, madam, ma'am,
         lady, gentlewoman]
      3: a woman of the peerage in Britain [syn: Lady, noblewoman,
         peeress] [ant: Lord, noble, nobleman]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  26 Moby Thesaurus words for "Lady":
     Eminence, Grace, Her Excellency, Her Highness, Her Ladyship,
     Her Majesty, Highness, His Lordship, His Majesty, Honor,
     Imperial Highness, Imperial Majesty, Ladyship, Lord, Lordship,
     Majesty, My Lady, My Lord, Reverence, Royal Highness,
     Royal Majesty, Serene Highness, Worship, Your Lordship, milady,
     milord
  
  

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  107 Moby Thesaurus words for "lady":
     Dulcinea, Eve, Frau, Fraulein, Miss, Mistress, Mlle, Mme, Mmes,
     acceptable person, archduchess, baroness, best girl, better half,
     capital fellow, common-law wife, concubine, countess, dame,
     daughter of Eve, diamond, distaff, domina, dona, donna, dowager,
     dream girl, duchess, faithful, feme, feme covert, femme, frow,
     galantuomo, gem, gentilhomme, gentleman, gentlewoman, gill, girl,
     girl friend, good fellow, good lot, good man, good person,
     good sort, good woman, goodwife, goody, grand duchess, helpmate,
     helpmeet, honest man, honest woman, inamorata, jewel, jill, jo,
     khanum, lady love, lass, lassie, madam, madame, mademoiselle,
     man of honor, marchioness, margravine, married woman, matron,
     mem-sahib, mensch, mesdames, milady, mistress, noblewoman,
     old lady, old woman, pearl, peeress, perfect gentleman,
     perfect lady, persona grata, prince, real lady, real man, rib,
     right sort, rough diamond, senhora, senhorita, signora, signorina,
     squaw, straight shooter, true blue, truepenny, trusty, viscountess,
     vrouw, wahine, weaker vessel, wedded wife, wife, woman,
     woman of honor, worthy
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  LADY
  
      ["Key Concepts in the INCAS Multicomputer Project",
     J. Nehmer et al IEEE Trans Soft Eng SE-13(8):913-923 (Aug
     1987)].
  
     (1996-06-21)
  

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