part of speech: noun

inflections: ladies

definition 1: a polite word for a woman or girl.

synonyms: madam

definition 2: a woman of high social position or good manners.

  • That’s not how a lady behaves.

synonyms: gentlewoman

definition 3: a title for a noblewoman.

  • The lady of the castle is in her room.

synonyms: gentlewoman, noblewoman

Word History

Lady comes from an Old English word that means “kneader or maker of the bread.”