What is woman?

  • (noun): Women as a class.
    Example: "Woman is the glory of creation"
    Synonyms: womanhood
    See also — Additional definitions below

Woman

A woman (/ˈwʊmən/), pl: women (/ˈwɪmɨn/) is a female human. The term woman is usually reserved for an adult, with the term girl being the usual term for a female child or adolescent. However, the term woman is also sometimes used to identify a female human, regardless of age, as in phrases such as "Women's rights". Unlike men, women are typically capable of giving birth.

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Some articles on woman:

Quantifier Shift - Examples
... Every person has a woman that is their mother ... Therefore, there is a woman that is the mother of every person ... M(yx))) It is fallacious to conclude that there is one woman who is the mother of all people ...
Woman - Education - OECD Countries - Education
... While women account for more than half of university graduates in several OECD countries, they receive only 30% of tertiary degrees granted in science and engineering fields, and women account for only 25% to 35% of researchers in most OECD countries. ...
Erathipa
... is a boulder that has the shape of a pregnant woman contained within Erathipa are the souls of dead children which can inhabit the bodies of fertile young women ... the souls of the children imprisoned in it watch for a woman to pass by so that they may be reborn in her ... if leaning on a stick, crying "Don't come to me, I am an old woman!" The idea implicit in all these rites, is that certain stones have the power to make sterile women fruitful, either because of the ...
Elizabeth Barry - Early Career
... 'she-tragedy' as a popular genre." Barry was always described as being a plain woman ... Even though Barry was "the ugliest Woman" in the world off stage, wrote the anonymous A Comparison Between the Two Stages (1702), she was "the finest Woman in the World upon the Stage." ...
Pudicitia - As Virtue
... Lucretia shows that the more virtuous a woman was, the more appealing she was to potential adulterers ... The way a man or woman presented him or herself in public, and the persons they interacted with caused others to pass judgment on their pudicitia ... For example, if a woman was seen associating with men other than her husband people would make a negative judgment on her pudicitia ...

More definitions of "woman":

  • (noun): A female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man.
    Example: "He was faithful to his woman"
  • (noun): An adult female person (as opposed to a man).
    Example: "The woman kept house while the man hunted"
    Synonyms: adult female

Famous quotes containing the word woman:

    No woman ever yet either reasoned or acted long together consequentially; but some little thing, some love, some resentment, some present momentary interest, some supposed slight, or some humour, always breaks in upon, and oversets their most prudent resolutions and schemes.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    Woman is the future of man. That means that the world which was once formed in man’s image will now be transformed to the image of woman. The more technical and mechanical, cold and metallic it becomes, the more it will need the kind of warmth that only the woman can give it. If we want to save the world, we must adapt to the woman, let ourselves be led by the woman, let ourselves be penetrated by the Ewigweiblich, the eternally feminine!
    Milan Kundera (b. 1929)

    Every woman is a rebel, and usually in wild revolt against herself.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)