noun an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
the woman kept house while the man hunted
noun 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
noun a human female employed to do housework
char; cleaning woman; charwoman; cleaning lady.
the char will clean the carpet
I have a woman who comes in four hours a day while I write
noun women as a class
womanhood; fair sex.
it's an insult to American womanhood
woman is the glory of creation
the fair sex gathered on the veranda
OE. woman, womman, wumman, wimman, wifmon, AS. wifmann, wimmann; wif woman, wife + mann a man. See Wife, and Man.
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.
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.
The female part of the human race; womankind.
Man is destined to be a prey to woman.
A female attendant or servant. " By her woman I sent your message."
Wom"an transitive verb
To act the part of a woman in; -- with indefinite it.Daniel.
To make effeminate or womanish. R.
To furnish with, or unite to, a woman. R. "To have him see me woman'd."