woman, adult female(noun)
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, 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"
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"
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.
Origin: From woman, wimman, wifman, from wifmann, equivalent to . Compare vrouwmens. Compare also vrouwspersoon, Weibsperson.
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
Origin: [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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'woman' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #387
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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
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