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n., pl. -dies,
You usually refer to an adult female person as a woman /'wʊmən/.
The plural of woman is women /'wɪmɪn/.
You can use lady as a polite way of referring to a woman, especially if the woman is present.
It is almost always better to refer to someone as an old lady or an elderly lady, rather than an 'old woman'.
If you are addressing a group of women, you call them ladies, not 'women'.
Woman is sometimes used in front of other nouns.
You use women in front of plural nouns, not 'woman'.
Normally, you just refer to a female doctor, writer etc as a doctor or a writer. Only use woman doctor, woman writer etc if it is necessary to make it clear that you are referring to a woman.
|Noun||1.||lady - a polite name for any woman; "a nice lady at the library helped me"|
begum - a Muslim woman of high rank in India or Pakistan
|2.||lady - a woman of refinement; "a chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady"|
grande dame - a middle-aged or elderly woman who is stylish and highly respected
madame - title used for a married Frenchwoman
|3.||Lady - a woman of the peerage in Britain |
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
baroness - a noblewoman who holds the rank of baron or who is the wife or widow of a baron
countess - female equivalent of a count or earl
duchess - the wife of a duke or a woman holding ducal title in her own right
female aristocrat - a woman who is an aristocrat
lady-in-waiting - a lady appointed to attend to a queen or princess
Milady - an English noblewoman
ladies' clothing → ropa f de señora
ladies' hairdresser → peluquero/a m/f de señoras
ladies first → las damas or las señoras primero
ladies and gentlemen! → ¡señoras y señores!, ¡damas y caballeros!
"ladies only" → sólo para Señoras
cleaning lady → mujer f or señora f de la limpieza
First Lady → Primera Dama f
the lady of the house → la señora de la casa
leading lady (Theat) → primera actriz f (Cine) → protagonista f
I'm not used to being a lady of leisure → no estoy acostumbrada a la vida ociosa
he's a ladies' man → es un donjuán
an old lady → una señora mayor
a little old lady → una viejecita
this is the young lady who served me → ésta es la señorita or la joven que me sirvió
now listen here, young lady! → ¡escúchame, jovencita!
she's no lady → no es lo que se dice una dama
she's a real lady → es toda una dama
society lady → dama f de la alta sociedad
she liked to play Lady Bountiful → le gustaba hacerse la rumbosa
she thinks she's Lady Muck! → ¡se cree toda una duquesa!
your good lady → su esposa, su señora
my lady wife → mi señora esposa
Lady Chapel N (Rel) → capilla f de la Virgen
Lady Day N (Brit) → día m de la Anunciación (25 de marzo)
lady doctor N → doctora f, médico f
lady friend N → amiga f
lady mayoress N → alcaldesa f
lady's fingers NPL (Bot) (with sing or pl vb) → quingombó m
lady's maid N → doncella f
a real lady → une vraie dame
Your table is ready, ladies → Votre table est prête, Mesdames.
Ladies and gentlemen ... → Mesdames et Messieurs ...
lady doctor (old-fashioned) → doctoresse f (old-fashioned)