Definitions for Woman
ˈwʊm ən; ˈwɪm ɪnwom·an
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Woman.
woman, adult femalenoun
an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
"the woman kept house while the man hunted"
a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man
"he was faithful to his woman"
charwoman, char, cleaning woman, cleaning lady, womannoun
a human female employed to do housework
"the char will clean the carpet"; "I have a woman who comes in four hours a day while I write"
womanhood, woman, fair sexnoun
women as a class
"it's an insult to American womanhood"; "woman is the glory of creation"; "the fair sex gathered on the veranda"
An adult female human.
A wife (sometimes a fiance or girlfriend)
To man with female labor.
To furnish with, or unite to, a woman.
To have him see me woman'd. uE0009427uE001 Shakespeare.
Etymology: From woman, wimman, wifman, from wifmann, equivalent to. Compare vrouwmens. Compare also vrouwspersoon, Weibsperson.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
That man who hath a tongue is no man,
If with his tongue he cannot win a woman. William Shakespeare.
Thou dotard, thou art woman-tir’d, unroosted
By thy dame Parlet here. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.
Women are soft, mild, pitiful and flexible;
Thou stern, obdurate, flinty, rough, remorseless. William Shakespeare.
And Abimelech took men-servants and women servants. Gen.
O woman, lovely woman, nature form’d thee
To temper man: we had been brutes without thee. Thomas Otway.
Ceneus a woman once and once a man;
But ending in the sex she first began John Dryden, Æn.
Women are made as they themselves would choose,
Too proud to ask, too humble to refuse. Samuel Garth.
Women in their nature are much more gay and joyous than men; whether it be that their blood is more refined, their fibres more delicate, and their animal spirits more light; vivacity is the gift of women, gravity that of men. Addison.
I could not personally deliver to her
What you commanded me; but by her woman
I sent your message. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
To make pliant like a woman.
Etymology: from the noun.
I’ve felt such quirks of joy and grief,
That the first face of neither on the start
Can woman me unto’t. William Shakespeare.
A woman is an adult female human. Prior to adulthood, a female human is referred to as a girl (a female child or adolescent). The plural women is sometimes used in certain phrases such as "women's rights" to denote female humans regardless of age. Typically, women inherit a pair of X chromosomes, one from each parent, and are capable of pregnancy and giving birth from puberty until menopause. More generally, sex differentiation of the female fetus is governed by the lack of a present, or functioning, SRY-gene on either one of the respective sex chromosomes. Female anatomy is distinguished from male anatomy by the female reproductive system, which includes the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, vagina, and vulva. A fully developed woman generally has a wider pelvis, broader hips, and larger breasts than an adult man. Women have significantly less facial and other body hair, have a higher body fat composition, and are on average shorter and less muscular than men. Throughout human history, traditional gender roles have often defined and limited women's activities and opportunities; many religious doctrines stipulate certain rules for women. With restrictions loosening during the 20th century in many societies, women have gained access to careers beyond the traditional homemaker, and the ability to pursue higher education. Violence against women, whether within families or in communities, has a long history and is primarily committed by men. Some women are denied reproductive rights. The movements and ideologies of feminism have a shared goal of achieving gender equality. Trans women have a gender identity that does not align with their male sex assignment at birth, while intersex women may have sex characteristics that do not fit typical notions of female biology.
an adult female person; a grown-up female person, as distinguished from a man or a child; sometimes, any female person
the female part of the human race; womankind
a female attendant or servant
to act the part of a woman in; -- with indefinite it
to make effeminate or womanish
to furnish with, or unite to, a woman
Etymology: [OE. woman, womman, wumman, wimman, wifmon, AS. wfmann, wmmann; wf woman, wife + mann a man. See Wife, and Man.]
A woman, pl: women is a female human. The term woman is usually reserved for an adult, with the term girl being the usual term for a female child or adolescent. However, the term woman is also sometimes used to identify a female human, regardless of age, as in phrases such as "Women's rights". Women are typically capable of giving birth, though older women who have gone through menopause and some intersex women cannot.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
woom′an, n. the female of man, an adult female of the human race: the female sex, women collectively: a female attendant:—pl. Women (wim′en).—v.t. to cause to act like a woman, to unite to a woman (both Shak.): to call a person 'woman' abusively.—n. Wom′an-bod′y (Scot.), a woman, used disparagingly.—adjs. Wom′an-born, born of woman; Wom′an-built, built by women.—adv. Wom′anfully, like a woman.—adj. Wom′an-grown, grown to womanhood.—ns. Wom′an-hāt′er, a misogynist; Wom′anhood, the state, character, or qualities of a woman.—adj. Wom′anish, having the qualities of a woman: feminine.—adv. Wom′anishly.—ns. Wom′anishness; Wom′ankind, Wom′enkind, women taken together: the female sex.—adj. Wom′an-like, like a woman.—n. Wom′anliness.—adj. Wom′anly, like or becoming a woman: feminine.—adv. in the manner of a woman.—ns. Wom′an-post (Shak.), a female messenger; Wom′an-quell′er, a killer of women; Wom′an-suff′rage, the exercise of the electoral franchise by women.—adjs. Wom′an-tired (Shak.), hen-pecked; Wom′an-vest′ed, wearing women's clothes.—Woman of the town, a whore; Woman of the world, a woman of fashion.—Women's rights, the movement of women towards personal and proprietary independence.—Play the woman, to give way to weakness. [A.S. wimman, wífman, a compound of wíf, a woman, man, man.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. The First Cause. 2. A being created for the purpose of voting. 3. Any one with an allowance that is occasionally paid, but which can't be collected. 4. A pet, a plaything, a scullion, a thing to die for, or a thing to kill. 5. A being to get rid of or to secure--to run away from, or with, as the case may be. 6. Among the Ancients, a slave, a chattel; among the Moderns, a financial swashbuckler. Synonyms: sphinx, devil, angel, liar, spendthrift.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
An aspiring creature whose political sphere is still slightly flattened at the polls.
An adult female human being with a vagina and a pair of breasts.
The woman is amazing and is such a beautiful soul.
Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Woman' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #387
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Woman' in Written Corpus Frequency: #614
Rank popularity for the word 'Woman' in Nouns Frequency: #13
The numerical value of Woman in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Woman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
A woman can look book moral and exciting ... if she also looks as if it was quite a struggle.
Eugenics -- at its core -- is based on the state making reproductive decisions for others. Indiana's law basically does the same thing, limiting a woman's reproductive autonomy, he is tying eugenics to particular reproductive technologies -- here abortion -- instead of recognizing that eugenic laws robbed women of their ability to make their own reproductive decisions -- the state decided for them.
The worth of a man is usually co-existing with a woman. The worth of a woman is solely dependent on herself.
I want to see Hillary Clinton in the office. She has amazing, amazing stamina. She's smart and she has been basically doing it by herself as a woman alone among all other men for how many years, it's time people. It's time for women to be seen as real equals.
What is it the Bible teaches us? - rapine, cruelty, and murder. What is it the Testament teaches us? - to believe that the Almighty committed debauchery with a woman engaged to be married, and the belief of this debauchery is called faith.
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