Woman meaning

wo͝omən
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An adult female human.
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Women considered as a group; womankind.
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A female servant.
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An adult female human belonging to a specified occupation, group, nationality, or other category. Often used in combination.

An Englishwoman; congresswoman; a saleswoman.

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Being an adult human female.

A woman scientist.

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An adult female human.
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Of or characteristic of a woman or women; feminine.
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A wife (sometimes a fiancée or girlfriend).
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Woman of a (specified) kind, in a (specified) activity, etc.
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An adult female human belonging to a specified occupation, group, nationality, or other category. Often used in combination.

An Englishwoman; congresswoman; a saleswoman.

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(collective) All females collectively; womankind.
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To staff with female labor.
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To make effeminate or womanish.

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To furnish with, or unite to, a woman.

To have him see me woman'd. "” Shakespeare.

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Someone (implied female) who is an expert in an area; e.g. horsewoman, sportswoman.
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Someone (implied female) who is employed or holds a position in an area; e.g newswoman, policewoman.
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Someone (implied female) who has special characteristics relating to an area, e.g. bogeywoman, superwoman.
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A female servant or subordinate.
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An adult female human being.
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Womanly qualities or characteristics; femininity.

The woman in her.

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Women considered as a group; womankind.
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A female servant or subordinate.
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A female who is extremely fond of or devoted to a specified type of thing. (Used as the last element of a compound.)
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The definition of a woman is an adult female human.

An example of a woman is Michelle Obama.

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(one's) own woman
  • Independent in judgment or action:.
    She has always been her own woman.
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to a woman
  • Without exception.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

(one's) own woman
to a woman

Origin of woman

  • Middle English from Old English wimman variant of wīfman wīf woman man person man

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English woman, wimman, wifman, from Old English wÄ«fmann (“woman, female servant", literally “female person, female human being"), equivalent to wife +"Ž man. Compare Dutch vrouwmens (“wife", literally “woman-person"). Compare also West Frisian frommes (“woman, girl")(from frou and minske, literally "woman human-being"), Dutch vrouwspersoon (“woman"), German Weibsperson (“female person"), and dialectal German Fraumensch ("woman", literally "woman human-being").

    From Wiktionary

  • From the noun woman.

    From Wiktionary