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Definition of "womanhood" []

  • The state or time of being a woman. (noun)
  • The composite of qualities thought to be appropriate to or representative of women. (noun)
  • Women considered as a group: "The true worth of a race must be measured by the character of its womanhood” ( Mary McLeod Bethune). (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 "womanhood" in a sentence
  • "Not to woman's skillful hands; not to her ready brain; not to the things of her womanhood upon which the world into which she goes alone to labor puts a price has the Master of Life committed this supreme thing; but to her _womanhood_ -- her sex."
  • "Her church and creed might waver and sink, but that undefinable innocence which we call womanhood, would lead her, a Dian, through the fires of hell."
  • "I wonder if she gets a different kind of magic in exchange for the betrayal of the little ones, or whether a normal womanhood is it for her now."