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[n] women as a class; "it's an insult to American womanhood"; "woman is the glory of creation"
[n] a human female who does housework; "the char will clean the carpet"
[n] (informal) 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"


adult male, man

Misc. Definitions

\Wom"an\, n.; pl. {Women}. [OE. woman, womman, wumman, wimman, wifmon, AS. w[=i]fmann, w[=i]mmann; w[=i]f woman, wife + mann a man. See {Wife}, and {Man}.]
1. 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. --Shak. And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman. --Gen. ii. 2
2. 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. --J. Ledyard.
2. The female part of the human race; womankind. Man is destined to be a prey to woman. --Thackeray.
3. A female attendant or servant. `` By her woman I sent your message.'' --Shak. {Woman hater}, one who hates women; one who has an aversion to the female sex; a misogynist. --Swift.
\Wom"an\, v. t.
1. To act the part of a woman in; -- with indefinite it. --Daniel.
2. To make effeminate or womanish. [R.] --Shak.
3. To furnish with, or unite to, a woman. [R.] ``To have him see me woman'd.'' --Shak.

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