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Lady vs. Girl

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Ladynoun

(historical) The mistress of a household.

Girlnoun

A female child, adolescent, or young woman.

‘Amanda is a girl of 16.’;

Ladynoun

A woman of breeding or higher class, a woman of authority.

‘"I would like the dining room to be fully set by tonight; would you do so?" "Yes, my lady".’;

Girlnoun

A young female animal.

Ladynoun

The feminine of lord.

Girlnoun

Any woman, regardless of her age. see usage notes

Ladynoun

A title for someone married to a lord.

Girlnoun

A female servant; a maid. see usage notes

Ladynoun

A title for somebody married to a gentleman.

Girlnoun

A queen (the playing card.)

Ladynoun

A title that can be used instead of the formal terms of marchioness, countess, viscountess, or baroness.

Girlnoun

(colloquial) A term of endearment. see usage notes

Ladynoun

A woman: an adult female human.

‘Please direct this lady to the soft furnishings department.’;

Girlnoun

One's girlfriend.

Ladynoun

(in the plural) A polite reference or form of address to women.

‘Ladies and gentlemen, it is a pleasure to be here today. Follow me, ladies!’;

Girlnoun

One's daughter.

‘Your girl turned up on our doorstep.’;

Ladynoun

(slang) Used to address a female.

‘Hey, lady, move your car!’;

Girlnoun

A roebuck two years old.

Ladynoun

(ladies' or ladies) Toilets intended for use by women.

Girlnoun

Cocaine, especially in powder form.

Ladynoun

(familiar) A wife or girlfriend; a sweetheart.

Girlverb

(transitive) To feminize or girlify.

Ladynoun

A woman to whom the particular homage of a knight was paid; a woman to whom one is devoted or bound.

Girlnoun

A young person of either sex; a child.

Ladynoun

(slang) A queen the playing card.

Girlnoun

A female child, from birth to the age of puberty; a young maiden.

Ladynoun

Who is a woman.

‘A lady doctor.’;

Girlnoun

A female servant; a maidservant.

Ladynoun

(Wicca) lang=en.

Girlnoun

A roebuck two years old.

Ladynoun

The triturating apparatus in the stomach of a lobster, consisting of calcareous plates; so called from a fancied resemblance to a seated female figure.

Girlnoun

a young woman;

‘a young lady of 18’;

Ladynoun

A five-pound note. (Rhyming slang, Lady Godiva for fiver.)

Girlnoun

a youthful female person;

‘the baby was a girl’; ‘the girls were just learning to ride a tricycle’;

Ladynoun

(slang) A woman’s breast.

Girlnoun

a female human offspring;

‘her daughter cared for her in her old age’;

Ladynoun

A woman who looks after the domestic affairs of a family; a mistress; the female head of a household.

‘Agar, the handmaiden of Sara, whence comest thou, and whither goest thou? The which answered, Fro the face of Sara my lady.’;

Girlnoun

a girl or young woman with whom a man is romantically involved;

‘his girlfriend kicked him out’;

Ladynoun

A woman having proprietary rights or authority; mistress; - a feminine correlative of lord.

‘Of all these bounds, even from this line to this, . . . We make thee lady.’;

Girlnoun

a friendly informal reference to a grown woman;

‘Mrs. Smith was just one of the girls’;

Ladynoun

A woman to whom the particular homage of a knight was paid; a woman to whom one is devoted or bound; a sweetheart.

‘The soldier here his wasted store supplies,And takes new valor from his lady's eyes.’;

Girl

A girl is a young female human, usually a child or an adolescent. When a girl becomes an adult, she is accurately described as a woman.

Ladynoun

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.

Ladynoun

A woman of refined or gentle manners; a well-bred woman; - the feminine correlative of gentleman.

Ladynoun

A wife; - not now in approved usage.

Ladynoun

Any woman; as, a lounge for ladies; a cleaning lady; also used in combination; as, saleslady.

Ladynoun

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.

Ladyadjective

Belonging or becoming to a lady; ladylike.

Ladynoun

a polite name for any woman;

‘a nice lady at the library helped me’;

Ladynoun

a woman of refinement;

‘a chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady’;

Ladynoun

a woman of the peerage in Britain

Lady

The word lady is a term of respect for a girl or woman, the equivalent of gentleman. Once used to describe only women of a high social class or status, the female equivalent of lord, now it may refer to any adult woman.

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