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)
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Example sentences from the Web for woman
They are the woman whose story we have been telling, over and over and over again.The mind-boggling end of Susan Choi’s Trust Exercise, explained|Constance Grady|November 20, 2020|Vox
Instead, out of the blue, she got a call months later, asking if she would be interested in women’s basketball instead.Emily Engel-Natzke’s dad was her ‘biggest fan.’ He died of covid-19 before her hockey triumph.|Samantha Pell|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Imagine how much further we can take this if we continue investing in women of color with our dollars and actions.To jump-start America’s economy, invest in women entrepreneurs of color|matthewheimer|November 19, 2020|Fortune
“The Daughters of Erietown,” by Connie SchultzThe Pulitzer-winning journalist’s first novel captures the lives of four generations of women in a hardscrabble Ohio town.
Grass grows longer around its wheels, and seasons pass by, until one day, the young woman, now a farmer herself, fixes up the old truck and it becomes part of the work again.Best children’s books of 2020 reveal a growing diversity|Christina Barron, Mary Quattlebaum, Abby McGanney Nolan, Kathie Meizner|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
A womans heart is not made of grains of sand to be blown hither and thither by a mans breath, she said very earnestly.
While it was being disposed of, she acquainted Mr. Bumble with the old womans decease.
Olivers pillow was smoothed by womans hands that night, and loveliness and virtue watched him as he slept.
A child was crying, sharply, rebelliously; a womans sharper voice was breaking in upon it.
It may be an idle fancy, but if that string is not a woven strand from some womans crowning glory, then I have no discernment.The Fifth String |John Philip Sousa
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.