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lady (the Virgin Mary is usually called “our Lady,” occas. “God's lady” Rom. II. v. 63; see also BY'R LADY and LAKIN)
1. wife Wiv. III. iii. 54, MND. II. i. 64, 2H6 II. i. 177, Cym. I. vi. 160 “A to the worthiest sir.”
2. proper name given to female hounds 1H4 III. i. 240 “Lady, my brach,” Lr. I. iv. 125 “Lady the brach.”
3. attrib. = ladylike, feminine 1H4 I. iii. 46 “holiday and terms,” Ant. V. ii. 164 “some trifles;—lady she,” woman of rank Wint. I. ii. 44.
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