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Definition of "woman" []

  • An adult female human. (noun)
  • Women considered as a group; womankind: "Woman feels the invidious distinctions of sex exactly as the black man does those of color” ( Elizabeth Cady Stanton). (noun)
  • An adult female human belonging to a specified occupation, group, nationality, or other category. Often used in combination: an Englishwoman; congresswoman; a saleswoman. (noun)
  • Feminine quality or aspect; womanliness. (noun)
  • A female servant or subordinate. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "woman" in a sentence
  • "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”)."
  • "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:"
  • "(_Enter the first woman, with the clay peacock_.) _First woman_."