Definitions for: Woman


[n] women as a class; "it's an insult to American womanhood"; "woman is the glory of creation"
[n] a human female who does housework; "the char will clean the carpet"
[n]
[n] (informal) 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"



Webster (1913) Definition: Wom"an, n.; pl. Women. [OE. woman, womman, wumman,
wimman, wifmon, AS. w[=i]fmann, w[=i]mmann; w[=i]f woman,
wife + mann a man. See Wife, and Man.]
1. An adult female person; a grown-up female person, as
distinguished from a man or a child; sometimes, any female
person.

Women are soft, mild pitiful, and flexible. --Shak.

And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man,
made he a woman. --Gen. ii. 22.

I have observed among all nations that the women
ornament themselves more than the men; that,
wherever found, they are the same kind, civil,
obliging, humane, tender beings, inclined to be gay
and cheerful, timorous and modest. --J. Ledyard.

2. The female part of the human race; womankind.

Man is destined to be a prey to woman. --Thackeray.

3. A female attendant or servant. `` By her woman I sent your
message.'' --Shak.

Woman hater, one who hates women; one who has an aversion
to the female sex; a misogynist. --Swift.


Wom"an, v. t.
1. To act the part of a woman in; -- with indefinite it.
--Daniel.

2. To make effeminate or womanish. [R.] --Shak.

3. To furnish with, or unite to, a woman. [R.] ``To have him
see me woman'd.'' --Shak.

Synonyms: adult female, char, charwoman, cleaning lady, cleaning woman, womanhood

Antonyms: adult male, man

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