noun, plural wom·en [wim-in]. /ˈwɪm ɪn/.
- a wife.
- a female lover or sweetheart.
verb (used with object)
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Idioms for woman
Origin of woman
synonym study for woman
usage note for woman
OTHER WORDS FROM womanwom·an·less, adjectivean·ti·wom·an, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH womanlady, woman (see synonym study at the current entry; see usage note at the current entry)
Definition for woman (2 of 2)
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Example sentences from the Web for woman
Before anti-vaxxers, there were anti-fluoriders: a group who spread fear about the anti-tooth decay agent added to drinking water.
A fourth suspect, a 26-year-old woman named Hayat Boumeddiene, remains at large.
In 2009, a Pakistani Christian woman got into a religious argument with some Muslim women with whom she was harvesting berries.
It is the summit of human happiness: the surrender of man to God, of woman to man, of several women to the same man.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A few years back, designer John Galliano was fined by the government for sharing just such anti-semitic sentiments in public.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
She was also supposed to be the original or model of “the Virtuous Woman” therein portrayed!Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
The aged woman made no reply; her eyes still studied Ramona's face, and she still held her hand.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
There are three things a wise man will not trust: the wind, the sunshine of an April day, and woman's plighted faith.
I find myself chained to the foot of a woman, my noble Cornelia would despise!The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Woman is mistress of the art of completely embittering the life of the person on whom she depends.
British Dictionary definitions for woman
noun plural women (ˈwɪmɪn)
Other words from womanRelated prefixes: gyno-, gynaeco-
Derived forms of womanwomanless, adjectivewoman-like, adjective
Word Origin for woman
Idioms and Phrases with woman
see feel like oneself (new woman); marked man (woman); (woman) of few words; own person (woman); right-hand man (woman); scarlet woman.