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.
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
Failing to be there when a man wants her is a woman's greatest sin, except to be there when he doesn't want her.
I am going to give the benefit of the doubt to a woman who I believe has demonstrated throughout her professional career to be deeply, deeply committed to matters of justice.
The woman who gave me the wet paper towel as we descended the stairs and which I later used to breathe through; the firefighters who were ascending the stairs as we were descending; the Catholic priest who put his hand on my shoulder and prayed for us as we lay on the street being covered by dust and debris, then there was the bus driver who took us uptown… those people all come to my mind.
The misery of a child is interesting to a mother, the misery of a young man is interesting to a young woman, the misery of an old man is interesting to nobody.
The pilot was a veteran of the Navy, she had 32 years in -- a woman. And she was very good.
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