What is 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"
    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:

Elizabeth Barry - Early Career
... of '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 ...
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 ... side from which the souls of the children imprisoned in it watch for a woman to pass by so that they may be reborn in her ... walk as 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 ...
Quantifier Shift - Examples
... Every person has a woman that is their mother ... Therefore, there is a woman that is the mother of every person ... yx(Wy → (Px M(yx))) It is fallacious to conclude that there is one woman who is the mother of all people ...
Pudicitia - As Virtue
... The story of 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): Women as a class.
    Example: "Woman is the glory of creation"
    Synonyms: womanhood
  • (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:

    Without vanity, without coquetry, without curiosity, in a word, without the fall, woman would not be woman. Much of her grace is in her frailty.
    Victor Hugo (1802–1885)

    Certainly the effort to remain unchanged, young, when the body gives so impressive a signal of change as the menopause, is gallant; but it is a stupid, self-sacrificial gallantry, better befitting a boy of twenty than a woman of forty-five or fifty. Let the athletes die young and laurel-crowned. Let the soldiers earn the Purple Hearts. Let women die old, white-crowned, with human hearts.
    Ursula K. Le Guin (b. 1929)

    How then can we account for the persistence of the myth that inside the empty nest lives a shattered and depressed shell of a woman—a woman in constant pain because her children no longer live under her roof? Is it possible that a notion so pervasive is, in fact, just a myth?
    Lillian Breslow Rubin (20th century)