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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Quantifier Shift - Examples
... Every person has a woman that is their mother ... Therefore, there is a woman that is the mother of every person ... to conclude that there is one woman who is the mother of all people ...
Elizabeth Barry - Early Career
... 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 ...
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 ...
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 can inhabit the bodies of fertile young ... the souls of the children imprisoned in it watch for a woman to pass by so that they may be reborn in her ... 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 ...
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. ...

Famous quotes containing the word woman:

    If a man is a good lawyer, a good physician, a good engineer ... he may be a fool in every other capacity. But no deficiency or mistake of judgment is forgiven to a woman ... and should she fail anywhere, if she has any scientific attainment, or artistic faculty, instead of standing her interest as an excuse, it is censured as an aggravation and offence.
    E.P.P., U.S. women’s magazine contributor. The Una, p. 28 ( February 1855)

    Ellen, I was crazy to read your book; but I never found anybody I could borrow it from!
    —Anonymous Woman (c. 1870–?)

    Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)