noun, plural wom·en [wim-in]. /ˈwɪm ɪn/.
- a wife.
- a sweetheart or paramour; mistress.
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)
Words nearby woman
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Example sentences from the Web for woman
Many women have borne the brunt of care work during the pandemic in ways that impact their work.Covid-19 widened the gender gap among the world’s top scientists|Katherine Ellen Foley|September 17, 2020|Quartz
I know there are more women who have been employed and minorities than ever before.Trump, in town hall, says he wouldn’t have done anything differently on pandemic|Colby Itkowitz, Josh Dawsey, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
More news below, including Citigroup’s decision to name Jane Fraser its next CEO—the first woman to head a major Wall Street bank.
Twelve of the top 100 films were directed by woman, four times the number of 2007 and more than twice the five films of 2018.Despite some gains in the past year, Hollywood still has inclusion problems, study says|radmarya|September 10, 2020|Fortune
That article described the woman involved in the encounter with Mallott with sufficient detail to identify her as Jody Potts.The Woman Propositioned by Alaska’s Former Lieutenant Governor Tells Her Story for the First Time|by Kyle Hopkins and Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News|September 10, 2020|ProPublica
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
While 19 percent of the House is female, just one woman will get to chair one of its 20 committees.
Instead, the man and woman in the truck wanted to know where the crash site was and whether would I show them.The 7-Year-Old Plane Crash Survivor’s Brutal Journey Through the Woods|James Higdon|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And this rapid change, this third engagement within a few weeks,—was disgusting to her as a woman.The American Senator|Anthony Trollope
That slender slip of a woman does almost all their farm work, herself?Dorothy on a House Boat|Evelyn Raymond
If there is only one woman in the nation who claims the right to vote, she ought to have it.An English Grammar|W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell
But to do that, friend, a woman should dwell very near to Him who only hath immortality.It Might Have Been|Emily Sarah Holt
And he agreed with her, that it was a wicked thing for a woman to come between a man and the girl he was to marry.The God of His Fathers|Jack London
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.