What does woman mean?

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ˈwʊm ən; ˈwɪm ɪnwom·an

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. woman, adult femalenoun

    an adult female person (as opposed to a man)

    "the woman kept house while the man hunted"

  2. womannoun

    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, 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"

  4. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. womannoun

    An adult female human.

  2. womannoun

    A wife (sometimes a fiance or girlfriend)

  3. womanverb

    To man with female labor.

  4. womanverb

    To furnish with, or unite to, a woman.

    To have him see me woman'd. uE0009427uE001 Shakespeare.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Womannoun

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

  2. Womannoun

    the female part of the human race; womankind

  3. Womannoun

    a female attendant or servant

  4. Womanverb

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

  5. Womanverb

    to make effeminate or womanish

  6. Womanverb

    to furnish with, or unite to, a woman

  7. 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 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  

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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

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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. Mark Richards:

    They’re under a tremendous amount of pressure. Many of them if not all of them knew that going into it once they knew the case that they had been summoned for. The answers that they gave back in chambers late in the voir dire process, one woman that made the final 12, you know, flat out said, no matter what we decide, half of the United States is going to be mad at us. So they had that in their minds, had to be I think at the forefront. I give them a huge amount of credit for being able to put that aside, not listen to the people who were outside screaming and yelling to hang Kyle and do what I think the evidence warranted.

  2. Laura Arthrell:

    God bless that woman. She cried so hard, it was like he was talking to her. It was like he was talking to them.

  3. Carly Fiorina:

    I started out as a secretary. And as I made my way up in the business world, a male-dominated business world, I've had lots of men imply that, um -- I was unfit for decision-making because maybe I was having my period. So I'll say it, OK? when I started this campaign, I was asked on a national television show whether a woman's hormones prevented her from serving in the Oval Office.

  4. Ilyse Hogue:

    The Supreme Court has powerfully reaffirmed a woman's constitutional right to make her own decisions about her health, family, and future, no matter her zip code.

  5. Jonathan Chang:

    Asian American victims of violence could be any one of us. Look at the age groups, it spans from young to old. It doesn't matter if you're Vicha Ratanapakdee or woman or anything, pretty much all of us are under attack, they were all victims. People just casually discarded them like they didn't mean anything, but to other people, they meant everything.

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