Definition of woman
1a : an adult female personb : a woman belonging to a particular category (as by birth, residence, membership, or occupation) —usually used in combination <councilwoman>
2 : womankind
3 : distinctively feminine nature : womanliness
4 : a woman who is a servant or personal attendant
womanlessplay \ˈwu̇-mən-ləs, especially Southern ˈwō- or ˈwə-\ adjective
Examples of woman in a sentence
She was a shy and awkward girl who grew up to become a confident and beautiful woman.
She is a grown woman.
The store sells shoes for both men and women.
Do they have a cleaning woman?
Origin and Etymology of woman
Middle English, from Old English wīfman, from wīf woman, wife + man human being, man
First Known Use: before 12th century
WOMAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of woman for English Language Learners
: an adult female human being
: a woman who has a specified job or position
: all women thought of as a group
WOMAN Defined for Kids
Definition of woman for Students
1 : an adult female person
2 : women considered as a group
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