lady of the house


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la′dy of the house′


n.
the female head of a household.
[1785–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lady of the house - a wife who manages a household while her husband earns the family incomelady of the house - a wife who manages a household while her husband earns the family income
married woman, wife - a married woman; a man's partner in marriage
References in classic literature ?
Delamayn interfered once more, in the interests, this time, of the lady of the house.
Lady Jane declined to leave until she had thawed the icy reception of the lady of the house.
The lady of the house was a lady in an anomalous position of some kind.
Rebecca was a trifle shy at this unexpected encounter, but there was nothing to be done but explain her presence, so she asked, "Is the lady of the house at home?
I am the lady of the house at present," said the stranger, with a whimsical smile.
He requested permission to show his tricks in the presence of the lady of the house.
I accordingly informed the Indian that the lady of the house was out; and I warned him and his party off the premises.
When Anne went downstairs the lady of the house met her in the hall.
When they had paid their tribute of politeness by curtsying to the lady of the house, they were permitted to mingle in the crowd, and take their share of the heat and inconvenience, to which their arrival must necessarily add.
I try to talk with Madame de Maisonrouge all I can (she is the lady of the house, and the REAL family consists only of herself and her two daughters).
When I recovered my senses, the company had all gone; only the lady of the house was with me.
Today, the lady of the house might have to get a laptop or tablet to keep up with the realities of modern life.