the female human being, as distinguished from a girl or a man.
an adult female person.
a female attendant to a lady of rank.
the nature, characteristics, or feelings often attributed to women; womanliness.
a sweetheart or paramour; mistress.
a female employee or representative:
A woman from the real estate agency called.
a female person who cleans house, cooks, etc.; housekeeper:
The woman will be in to clean today.
Woman is no longer subordinate to man.
to put into the company of a woman.
to equip or staff with women.
Obsolete. to cause to act or yield like a woman.
of women; .
a woman plumber.
be one’s own woman, (of females) to be free from restrictions, control, or dictatorial influence; be independent.
noun (pl) women (ˈwɪmɪn)
an adult female human being
(modifier) female or feminine: a woman politician, woman talk
women collectively; womankind
the woman, feminine nature or feelings: babies bring out the woman in her
a female servant or domestic help
a man considered as having supposed female characteristics, such as meekness or timidity
(informal) a wife, mistress, or girlfriend
(informal) the little woman, one’s wife
woman of the streets, a prostitute
(rare) to provide with women
(obsolete) to make effeminate
late Old English wimman (plural wimmen), literally “woman-man,” alteration of wifman (plural wifmen), a compound of wif “woman” (see wife) + man “human being” (in Old English used in reference to both sexes; see man (n.)). Cf. Dutch vrouwmens “wife,” literally “woman-man.”
The formation is peculiar to English and Dutch. Replaced older Old English wif and quean as the word for “female human being.” The pronunciation of the singular altered in Middle English by the rounding influence of -w-; the plural retains the original vowel. Meaning “wife,” now largely restricted to U.S. dialectal use, is attested from mid-15c. Women’s liberation is attested from 1966; women’s rights is from 1840, with an isolated example in 1630s.
To eat voraciously; gobble: wolfed down the grilled cheese
was “taken out of man” (Gen. 2:23), and therefore the man has the preeminence. “The head of the woman is the man;” but yet honour is to be shown to the wife, “as unto the weaker vessel” (1 Cor. 11:3, 8, 9; 1 Pet. 3:7). Several women are mentioned in Scripture as having been endowed with prophetic gifts, as Miriam (Ex. 15:20), Deborah (Judg. 4:4, 5), Huldah (2 Kings 22:14), Noadiah (Neh. 6:14), Anna (Luke 2:36, 37), and the daughters of Philip the evangelist (Acts 21:8, 9). Women are forbidden to teach publicly (1 Cor. 14:34, 35; 1 Tim. 2:11, 12). Among the Hebrews it devolved upon women to prepare the meals for the household (Gen. 18:6; 2 Sam. 13:8), to attend to the work of spinning (Ex. 35:26; Prov. 31:19), and making clothes (1 Sam. 2:19; Prov. 31:21), to bring water from the well (Gen. 24:15; 1 Sam. 9:11), and to care for the flocks (Gen. 29:6; Ex. 2:16). The word “woman,” as used in Matt. 15:28, John 2:4 and 20:13, 15, implies tenderness and courtesy and not disrespect. Only where revelation is known has woman her due place of honour assigned to her.
feel like oneself (new woman)
marked man (woman)
(woman) of few words
own person (woman)
right-hand man (woman)
Often, anti-worlds. Physics. a hypothetical composed of antimatter. noun a hypothetical or supposed world or universe composed of antimatter
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a worldwide Jewish movement that resulted in the establishment and development of the state of Israel. Contemporary Examples Peter Beinart is editor of Open Zion and author of The Crisis of Zionism. Mitt Romney Misuses Judaism to Support Israel and Buttress His Own Campaign Peter Beinart July 29, 2012 If the Arabs had just accepted […]
any of several plants belonging to the genus Nicotiana, of the nightshade family, especially one of those species, as N. tabacum, whose leaves are prepared for smoking or chewing or as snuff. the prepared leaves, as used in cigarettes, cigars, and pipes. any product or products made from such leaves. any of various similar plants […]