Woman

Definitions of "Woman"

An adult female human. noun

Women considered as a group; womankind. noun

An adult female human belonging to a specified occupation, group, nationality, or other category. Often used in combination. noun

A female servant or subordinate. noun

A wife. noun

A female lover or sweetheart. noun

((one's) own woman) Independent in judgment or action. idiom

(to a woman) Without exception. idiom

Formerly, the side of a British penny on which was the figure of Britannia, the other having the king's head: as “man or woman?”—that is, heads or tails? noun

To act the part of a woman: with an indefinite it.

To cause to act like a woman; subdue to weakness like a woman.

The word "Woman" in example sentences

In Tibetan both the methods of order and of true case relation may be employed: woman white (i.e., “white woman”) or white-of woman (i.e., “woman of whiteness, woman who is white, white woman”). Chapter 5. Form in Language: Grammatical Concepts

She forced her legs to move, creaking, one step at a time, thinking to herself: _The gypsy woman, the gypsy woman, the gypsy woman_ -- and trying to ignore the voices in her head that went on and on: Hex

(_Enter a Greek woman with a bow_.) _Greek woman_. Translations of Shakuntala and Other Works

One woman was shot through the face, but that was not worthy of notice, for she was only a _colored woman_; and in that, as in other slave States, the laws give to the white population the liberty to trample under foot the claims of all such persons to justice. Twenty-Two Years a Slave, and Forty Years a Freeman Embracing a Correspondence of Several Years, While President of Wilberforce Colony, London, Canada West

"Look here, my boy, I can do almost anything; but I would not wrong a woman, -- no, not a _woman_, -- I am above that," said Vernon, with much emphasis. Hatchie, the Guardian Slave; or, The Heiress of Bellevue

Indeed, to have entertained any would have been impossible -- but she could not bear to see him liked, admired, esteemed, by any woman -- mark me, I say by _any woman_; for no one could feel more triumphant joy than she did when she saw him duly appreciated by men. The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 2, January, 1851

(_Enter the first woman, with the clay peacock_.) _First woman_. Translations of Shakuntala and Other Works

_Who_ came? i.e. _what man, what woman, what person; -- which man, woman_, or _person_, came? English Grammar in Familiar Lectures

"You ought to be ashamed of yourself -- a woman -- a _woman_ suggesting she doesn't want a baby!" Married Life The True Romance

” Thackeray, happily, lived at a time before the strong-minded woman had come into fashion—at a time when it was generally received and believed that “woman is not undeveloped man, but diverse. Criticisms and Interpretations. IV. By William Samuel Lilly

But it still remains that what the true artists of the world for ever seek -- whether they be male or female -- is not the partial and distorted vision of man as _a man_, or of woman _as a woman_, but the rhythmic and harmonious vision of, the human soul as it allies itself with the vision of the immortals. The Complex Vision

Of the doctrine that divorce is only permitted for the help of wives, he exclaims, “Palpably uxorious! who can be ignorant that woman was created for man, and not man for woman?… John Milton (1859)

I doubt if it's safe to pamper and trim and stimulate and refine a woman in that hothouse atmosphere -- at least _if she's a healthy woman_. The Spenders A Tale of the Third Generation

I do n't want to say anything agin Anna Dickinsin because she is my friend, but if she come to talk here about a woman you know nothing about, and no one knows whether there was such a woman* Narrative of Sojourner Truth; a Bondswoman of Olden Time, Emancipated by the New York Legislature in the Early Part of the Present Century; with a History of Her Labors and Correspondence Drawn from Her "Book of Life;" Also, a Memorial Chapter, Giving the Particulars of Her Last Sickness and Death

I do n't want to say anything agin Anna Dickinsin because she is my friend, but if she come to talk here about a woman you know nothing about, and no one knows whether there was such a woman* Narrative of Sojourner Truth; a Bondswoman of Olden Time, Emancipated by the New York Legislature in the Early Part of the Present Century; with a History of Her Labors and Correspondence, Drawn from Her "Book of Life":

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