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|wom·an (wmn)|n. pl. wom·en (wmn) Idioms:
1. An adult female human.
2. Women considered as a group; womankind: Woman feels the invidious distinctions of sex exactly as the black man does those of color (Elizabeth Cady Stanton).
3. An adult female human belonging to a specified occupation, group, nationality, or other category. Often used in combination: an Englishwoman; congresswoman; a saleswoman.
4. Feminine quality or aspect; womanliness.
5. A female servant or subordinate.
a. A wife.
A female lover or sweetheart. See Usage Notes at lady
(ones) own woman
Independent in judgment or action: She has always been her own woman.
to a woman
[Middle English, from Old English wimman
, variant of wfman
; see ghwbh-
in Indo-European roots + man
; see man
woman /wmn/ n. women /wmn/ a mature female human: A girl grows up to be a woman. -adj. womanish; womanly.