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Meaning of WOMAN

Pronunciation:  'wûmun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  women as a class; "it's an insult to American womanhood"; "woman is the glory of creation"
  2. [n]  a human female who does housework; "the char will clean the carpet"
  3. [n]  
  4. [n]  (informal) a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man; "he was faithful to his woman"

WOMAN is a 5 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: adult female, char, charwoman, cleaning lady, cleaning woman, womanhood
 Antonyms: adult male, man
 See Also: adult female body, amazon, baggage, bar girl, bas bleu, bawd, beauty, B-girl, Black woman, bluestocking, bridesmaid, broad, cat, Cinderella, class, cleaner, cocotte, coquette, cyprian, dame, deb, debutante, Delilah, dish, divorcee, dominatrix, donna, enchantress, Eve, ex, exwife, eyeful, fancy woman, female, female person, femme fatale, fille, flirt, geisha, geisha girl, gentlewoman, girl, girlfriend, gold digger, grass widow, gravida, harlot, head nurse, heroine, houri, inamorata, jezebel, jilt, kept woman, knockout, lady, lady friend, lady of pleasure, looker, lulu, ma'am, madam, maenad, mantrap, married woman, matron, mestiza, minx, miss, missy, mistress, nanny, nullipara, nurse, nursemaid, nymph, nymphet, old woman, peach, prickteaser, prostitute, ravisher, shiksa, shikse, siren, smasher, social class, socio-economic class, sporting lady, stunner, sweetheart, sylph, tart, tease, temptress, trollop, unmarried woman, vamp, vamper, vestal, virago, white woman, whore, widow, widow woman, wife, woman of the street, womankind, woman's body, working girl, yellow woman, young lady, young woman



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Wom"an\, n.; pl. {Women}. [OE. woman, womman, wumman,
    wimman, wifmon, AS. w[=i]fmann, w[=i]mmann; w[=i]f woman,
    wife + mann a man. See {Wife}, and {Man}.]
    1. An adult female person; a grown-up female person, as
       distinguished from a man or a child; sometimes, any female
             Women are soft, mild pitiful, and flexible. --Shak.
             And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man,
             made he a woman.                      --Gen. ii. 22.
             I have observed among all nations that the women
             ornament themselves more than the men; that,
             wherever found, they are the same kind, civil,
             obliging, humane, tender beings, inclined to be gay
             and cheerful, timorous and modest.    --J. Ledyard.
    2. The female part of the human race; womankind.
             Man is destined to be a prey to woman. --Thackeray.
    3. A female attendant or servant. `` By her woman I sent your
       message.'' --Shak.
    {Woman hater}, one who hates women; one who has an aversion
       to the female sex; a misogynist. --Swift.
  2. \Wom"an\, v. t.
    1. To act the part of a woman in; -- with indefinite it.
    2. To make effeminate or womanish. [R.] --Shak.
    3. To furnish with, or unite to, a woman. [R.] ``To have him
       see me woman'd.'' --Shak.
Computing Dictionary

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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a woman in your dream, represents nurturance, passivity, caring nature, and love. It refers to your own female aspects or may also represent your mother. Alternatively, it may indicate temptation and guilt. If you know the woman, then it may symbolize the concerns and feelings you have about her. Seeing an old woman in your dream indicates aging and growing old. Seeing a group of women talking in your dream, refers to some gossip. Seeing a pregnant women in your dream, symbolizes abundant wealth.
Easton Bible Dictionary

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.