What does Woman mean?

Definitions for Woman
ˈwʊm ən; ˈwɪm ɪnWo·man

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Woman.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. woman, adult female(noun)

    an adult female person (as opposed to a man)

    "the woman kept house while the man hunted"

  2. woman(noun)

    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"

  3. charwoman, char, cleaning woman, cleaning lady, woman(noun)

    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"

  4. womanhood, woman, fair sex(noun)

    women as a class

    "it's an insult to American womanhood"; "woman is the glory of creation"; "the fair sex gathered on the veranda"

Wiktionary

  1. woman(Noun)

    An adult female human.

    Etymology: From woman, wimman, wifman, from wifmann, equivalent to . Compare vrouwmens. Compare also vrouwspersoon, Weibsperson.

  2. woman(Noun)

    A wife (sometimes a fiance or girlfriend)

    Etymology: From woman, wimman, wifman, from wifmann, equivalent to . Compare vrouwmens. Compare also vrouwspersoon, Weibsperson.

  3. woman(Verb)

    To man with female labor.

    Etymology: From woman, wimman, wifman, from wifmann, equivalent to . Compare vrouwmens. Compare also vrouwspersoon, Weibsperson.

  4. woman(Verb)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Woman(noun)

    an adult female person; a grown-up female person, as distinguished from a man or a child; sometimes, any female person

    Etymology: [OE. woman, womman, wumman, wimman, wifmon, AS. wfmann, wmmann; wf woman, wife + mann a man. See Wife, and Man.]

  2. Woman(noun)

    the female part of the human race; womankind

    Etymology: [OE. woman, womman, wumman, wimman, wifmon, AS. wfmann, wmmann; wf woman, wife + mann a man. See Wife, and Man.]

  3. Woman(noun)

    a female attendant or servant

    Etymology: [OE. woman, womman, wumman, wimman, wifmon, AS. wfmann, wmmann; wf woman, wife + mann a man. See Wife, and Man.]

  4. Woman(verb)

    to act the part of a woman in; -- with indefinite it

    Etymology: [OE. woman, womman, wumman, wimman, wifmon, AS. wfmann, wmmann; wf woman, wife + mann a man. See Wife, and Man.]

  5. Woman(verb)

    to make effeminate or womanish

    Etymology: [OE. woman, womman, wumman, wimman, wifmon, AS. wfmann, wmmann; wf woman, wife + mann a man. See Wife, and Man.]

  6. Woman(verb)

    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.]

Freebase

  1. Woman

    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

  1. Woman

    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. woman

    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

  1. WOMAN

    An aspiring creature whose political sphere is still slightly flattened at the polls.

Editors Contribution

  1. woman

    An adult female human being.

    The woman is amazing and is such a beautiful soul.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Woman' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #387

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Woman' in Written Corpus Frequency: #614

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Woman' in Nouns Frequency: #13

How to pronounce Woman?

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How to say Woman in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Woman in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Woman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Woman in a Sentence

  1. George R.R. Martin:

    You're Ned Stark's bastard, aren't you?” Jon felt a coldness pass right through him. He pressed his lips together and said nothing. “Did I offend you?” Lannister said. “Sorry. Dwarfs don't have to be tactful. Generations of capering fools in motley have won me the right to dress badly and say any damn thing that comes into my head.” He grinned. “You are the bastard, though.” “Lord Eddard Stark is my father,” Jon admitted stiffly. Lannister studied his face. “Yes,“ he said. “I can see it. You have more of the north in you than your brothers.” “Half brothers,“ Jon corrected. He was pleased by the dwarf's comment, but he tried not to let it show. “Let me give you some counsel, bastard,” Lannister said. “Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.” Jon was in no mood for anyone's counsel. “What do you know about being a bastard?“ “All dwarfs are bastards in their father's eyes.” “You are your mother's trueborn son of Lannister.“ “Am I?“ the dwarf replied, sardonic. “Do tell my lord father. My mother died birthing me, and he's never been sure.“ “I don't even know who my mother was,“ Jon said. “Some woman, no doubt. Most of them are.“ He favored Jon with a rueful grin. “Remember this, boy. All dwarfs may be bastards, yet not all bastards need be dwarfs.“ And with that he turned and sauntered back into the feast, whistling a tune. When he opened the door, the light from within threw his shadow clear across the yard, and for just a moment Tyrion Lannister stood tall as a king.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I was not speaking to a woman, a woman of color, or a Democrat. ( They) were remarks for a congresswoman who I feel should have sympathy for fellow Americans.

  3. Melinda Newman:

    Cardi B is a very strong woman who is in control of her career. She is really talented and has something to say and she is just fun. She is like a breath of fresh air, between Alicia Keys and all the female nominees, I think we will have a very female-leading show. That's not necessarily by design, that's just how it's shaking out this year.

  4. Jean Kilbourne:

    [Ads in the 1970s] were very blatantly sexist, in those days, there was no consciousness about the fact that this might not be a good idea or that this might be offensive. So [advertisers] were able to get away with an ad for a feminine hygiene spray that said, 'Feminine odor is everyone's problem.' Or a cigarette ad where a woman said, 'My boyfriend told me he loved me for my mind. I was never so insulted in my life.' Or an ad for a construction material, which showed a nude woman with a sort of large derriere and thighs, and the copy read, 'She's built like all our products ... heavy where she has to take the strain.'.

  5. The Women:

    Abortion at 20 weeks is 35 times more dangerous to a woman than carrying to term.

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