American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The wife or hostess of the chief executive of a country, state, or city.
- n. The foremost woman of a specified profession or art: the first lady of the American theater.
- n. the wife of a chief executive
- n. the leading woman in an art or profession
“On her arrival at Brannan the formal transfer was solemnly made; and the Empress bade farewell to all her Austrian household, retaining in her service only her first lady of honor, Madame de Lajanski, who had reared her and never been absent from her.”
“And so she did too in that of the other capital, as first lady in the land, when I took tea at the Confederate White House in the closing days of the great upheaval, if "Yupon" could be called Bohea, or Okra seed”
“Similar acronyms have sprung up: Scotus is journalese for “Supreme Court of the U.S.,” and more recently, the first lady became known to staffers as Flotus.”
“She dramatises herself as the first lady of the district.”
“Dr. Budgell had been twice married, and by his first lady left five children living after him, three of whom were sons, Eustace, our author, Gilbert, a Clergyman, and William, the fellow of New College in Oxford.”
“Even the untamed and untamable Indian of the prairie, who can answer nothing but 'ugh' to great economic and civic questions is thought by some worthy to wield the ballot which is still denied the Puritan maid and the first lady of Virginia.”
“Immediately after him follows the archduke next in the line of succession, now Francis-Ferdinand, or, failing him, Otto, leading the archduchess designated to take the place of the first lady of the land, and who at the present time is Archduchess Maria-Josepha, wife of Archduke Otto.”
“I think it was a misusage: if the former first lady becomes the most powerful force in the Senate, then the elected leader of the Senate Democrats, Tom Daschle, would be derogated as merely the titular leader, which would imply that Senator Clinton held the real power.”
“Mrs. Bush is former first lady of the United States.”
“After the Marcoses received sanctuary in Hawaii, they tried several times to contact Nancy and me as well as Paul Laxalt in order to convince us that they were still the president and first lady of the Philippines.”
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