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.

Read more about Woman:  Etymology, Terminology, History, Biology and Gender, Culture and Gender Roles

Other articles related to "woman":

Erathipa
... In Aboriginal mythology, Erathipa is a boulder that has the shape of a pregnant woman contained within Erathipa are the souls of dead children which ... which the souls of the children imprisoned in it watch for a woman to pass by so that they may be reborn in her ... to be old, and 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
Elizabeth Barry - Early Career
... 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." ...

Famous quotes containing the word woman:

    When a man bores a woman, she complains. When a woman bores a man, he ignores her.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    For the lips of a loose woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil; but in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.
    Bible: Hebrew, Proverbs 5:3.

    Ah! how annoying that the law doesn’t allow a woman to change husbands just as one does shirts.
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622–1673)