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Noun: woman (women)  wû-mun
  1. An adult female person (as opposed to a man)
    "the woman kept house while the man hunted";
    - adult female
     
  2. A female person who plays a significant role (wife, mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man
    "he was faithful to his woman"
     
  3. A human female employed to do housework
    "I have a woman who comes in four hours a day while I write"; "the cleaning woman will clean the carpet";
    - charwoman, char [Brit], cleaning woman, cleaning lady, charlady [Brit]
     
  4. Women as a class
    "woman is the glory of creation";
    - womanhood, fair sex

Derived forms: women

Type of: adult, class, cleaner, female, female person, grownup, social class, socio-economic class, stratum

Antonym: man

Part of: womankind, womenkind

Encyclopedia: Woman, Thou Art Loosed