1. A highly respected elderly or middle-aged woman. 2. A respected woman having extensive experience in her field. 3. Elegant, well-educated, an heir or presence about them.
The lady who entered the room turned many heads towards her and they will remember her after she has left - not by name but by her being because she is a grande dame. Sophia Loren, Katherine Hepburn, actresses. Georgia O'Keefe, painter/artist. Queen Latifa, rap artist.
by john2 June 03, 2006

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