[ley-dee-lahyk] /ˈleɪ diˌlaɪk/
like a .
befitting a :
in a ladylike manner.
like or befitting a lady in manners and bearing; refined and fastidious
(derogatory) (of a man) effeminate
also lady-like, 1580s; see lady + like. Middle English had ladily “queenly, exalted” (late 14c.).
[ley-dee-luhv] /ˈleɪ diˌlʌv/ noun 1. a beloved woman; sweetheart or mistress. /ˈleɪdɪˌlʌv/ noun 1. (rare) a beloved woman
noun, (sometimes lowercase) 1. the personification of luck as a lady bringing good or bad fortune: Lady Luck was against us and we lost the game. noun 1. the personification of fortune or chance
- Lady macbeth strategy
noun 1. (informal) a strategy in a takeover battle in which a third party makes a bid acceptable to the target company, appearing to act as a white knight but subsequently joining forces with the original (unwelcome) bidder
- Lady mayoress
noun 1. (Brit) the wife of a lord mayor