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.
Famous quotes containing the word woman:
“Whist Partner: Great Caesars Ghost. A woman! In the Club.
Phileas Fogg: My dear, I must ask you to leave these precincts at once. No woman has ever set foot in the Club.
Aouda: Why not?
Phileas Fogg: Because that could spell the end of the British Empire.”
—James Poe (19211980)
“... when you do get a job everybody says, Well, they wanted a black woman, which necessarily puts you on a level where you have to prove yourself above being a woman and being black.... Now, I would say, in certain situations, it helped me simply because I was mildly attractive, not because I was black or a woman. That gets you more mileage than anything else.... God help you if youre not an attractive woman.”
—Theresa Brown (b. 1957)
“A woman watches her body uneasily, as though it were an unreliable ally in the battle for love.”
—Leonard Cohen (b. 1934)