- a woman (used as a polite or old-fashioned form of reference)；an informal, often brusque, form of address to a woman
noun: lady, plural noun: ladies
- 1. a woman (used as a polite or old-fashioned form of reference) I spoke to the lady at the travel agency a lady doctor 同義詞
- ▪ North American an informal, often brusque, form of address to a woman I'm sorry, lady, but you have the wrong number
- 2. a woman of superior social position, especially one of noble birth lords and ladies and royalty were once entertained at the house 同義詞
- ▪ a courteous, decorous, or genteel woman his wife was a real lady, with such nice manners
- ▪ (in the UK) a title used by peeresses, female relatives of peers, the wives and widows of knights, etc. Lady Caroline Lamb
- 3. dated a man's wife welcoming the vice president and his lady
- ▪ dated a woman with whom one is romantically or sexually involved the young man bought a rose for his lady
- ▪ historical a woman to whom a man, especially a knight, is chivalrously devoted.
- 4. British a women's public restroom.