from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A woman of noble rank.

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  • n. A woman having a noble rank, especially one belonging to the peerage; a Lady

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A female of noble rank; a peeress.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A woman of noble rank.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a woman of the peerage in Britain


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  • In The Lady Eve, Barbara Stanwyck’s impersonation of a British noblewoman is so transparent as to beggar belief, but she successfully calls the bluff of Henry Fonda and his rich brewer father, whose choice to believe her ruse is as much a reflection of their own class insecurity.

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  • In city and countryside alike it was agreed that the noblewoman was a sorceress, one of power the like of which had not been seen since the days when the Old Country still reigned.

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  • The owner, Isisnofret, was identified as a "noblewoman," a rare title in the New Kingdom, Yoshimura added.


  • Armed with a special radar device they began their search last week in the dilapidated convent of Saint Orsola in Florence where they think the body of the 16th century noblewoman was buried.

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  • Now, a group of Italian experts is trying to establish whether she was an Italian noblewoman who may be buried in a Florence convent.

    Italians Search for da Vinci's Mona Lisa Model

  • Now this noblewoman married her gardener who is the Czar in disguise so they have consummated their marriage and any woman would know what breasts are, yet here is the description of the lady the woman must attend: “… the lady had been endowed with two very large conical objects that she wore proudly upon her chest, …”

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  • The mummy of the noblewoman isn't in the collection.

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  • Shakespeare's noblewoman fell with her garlands of "crow-flowers, nettles, daisies and long purples" into a brook, singing "snatches of old tunes" until her waterlogged clothes dragged her under to her death.

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  • While attacking the Spanish, he falls in love with a Spanish noblewoman named Dona Maria (played by Brenda Marshall).

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  • Alexander saw her enter with a blood-spattered robe and presumed it was yet another local noblewoman complaining of abuse at the hands of his troops.

    Alexander the Great


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