What does woman mean?

Definitions for woman
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.

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

  2. womannoun

    A wife (sometimes a fiance or girlfriend)

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

  3. womanverb

    To man with female labor.

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

  4. womanverb

    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. Womannoun

    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. Womannoun

    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. Womannoun

    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. Womanverb

    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. Womanverb

    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. Womanverb

    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 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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  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. Ella Wheeler Wilcox:

    It ever has been since time began, And ever will be, till time lose breath, That love is a mood - no more - to a man, And love to a woman is life or death.

  2. Deborah Powell:

    [On the screen] at the time there was a woman being slapped, naked, bound up… so, we had to have our children close their eyes, i could see another car behind us that had children in there with their eyes closed.

  3. Jenny Sushe:

    I did not encourage or consent to Kubrat Pulev grabbing my face, kissing me, or grabbing my backside, i was there at the event covering the boxing match as a professional member of the press. Kissing a woman on her lips without her consent and grabbing her is not acceptable.

  4. Amy Klobuchar:

    In my case, it was elected to the Amy Klobuchar Senate ; no woman had ever done it before, but I came back. I defied expectations and I won. ... And tonight in New Hampshire, as everyone had counted us out, even a week ago -- thank you, pundits -- I came back, and we delivered.

  5. Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi:

    I call on every man, every young woman and every young man able to carry weapons to move immediately and join the frontline positions to defend the city.

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