first lady


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first lady

n.
1. often First Lady The wife or hostess of the chief executive of a country, state, or city.
2. The foremost woman of a specified group or profession: the first lady of the American theater.

first lady

n (often capitals)
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the US) the wife or official hostess of a chief executive, esp of a state governor or a president
2. a woman considered to be at the top of her profession or art: the first lady of jazz.

first′ la′dy


n.
1. (often caps.) the wife of the president of the U.S. or of the governor of a state.
2. the wife of the head of any country.
3. the foremost woman in any art, profession, or the like.
[1850–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.first lady - the leading woman in an art or professionfirst lady - the leading woman in an art or profession
achiever, succeeder, winner, success - a person with a record of successes; "his son would never be the achiever that his father was"; "only winners need apply"; "if you want to be a success you have to dress like a success"
2.first lady - the wife of a chief executive
married woman, wife - a married woman; a man's partner in marriage
Translations

First Lady

n (Am) → moglie f del presidente
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Take that," said he, "my dear; it belonged to my mother, and afterwards to the first Lady Binkie.
He swore it was as good as a play to see her in the character of a fine dame, and he made her put on one of the first Lady Crawley's court-dresses, swearing (entirely to Miss Horrocks' own concurrence) that the dress became her prodigiously, and threatening to drive her off that very instant to Court in a coach- and-four.
She was the first lady whom he had ever addressed, and he could have bitten out his tongues when he remembered the form of his doing so.
I would not have your la'ship too confident of that," cries Honour; "for the first lady I lived with used to invite people very earnestly to her house; but if she heard afterwards they were coming, she used to get out of the way.
A man so much in want of airing that he had a blue mould upon him, sat watching this dark place from a hole in a corner, like a spider; and he told her that he would send a message up to Miss Dorrit by the first lady or gentleman who went through.
Some of our number were ambitious, and would hear to nothing but the probability, nay, the certainty, of our being purchased, as soon as our arrival in Paris should be made known, by the king, in person, and presented to the dauphine, then the first lady in France.
O, it does," said the first lady, eagerly; "I've lived many years in Kentucky and Virginia both, and I've seen enough to make any one's heart sick.
I was no sooner carried away, as I have said, by this good gentlewoman, but the first lady, that is to say, the Mayoress that was, sent her two daughters to take care of me; and another family which had taken notice of me when I was the little gentlewoman, and had given me work to do, sent for me after her, so that I was mightily made of, as we say; nay, and they were not a little angry, especially madam the Mayoress, that her friend had taken me away from her, as she called it; for, as she said, I was hers by right, she having been the first that took any notice of me.
Tell me -- you are the first lady I ever met with who has seen a ghost -- pray tell me
He took her to his chateau, and made her the first lady in the province; and in justice it must be allowed that she supported her rank becomingly.
Ajor seemed determined that I should speak Caspakian as quickly as possible, and I thought I saw in her desire a little of that all-feminine trait which has come down through all the ages from the first lady of the world--curiosity.
So Rosa would have naturally thought (even if she hadn't been conducted over the ship with all the homage due to the First Lady of the Admiralty, or First Fairy of the Sea), that it was charming to see and hear Mr.

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