woman

 /ˈwɪmɪn/


For the noun: woman
Plural form: women

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
wom•an /ˈwʊmən/USA pronunciation n., pl. wom•en
    /ˈwɪmɪn/USA pronunciation.
  1. Sex and Gender[countable] an adult female person.
  2. [countable] a female servant or attendant.
  3. [uncountable] women thought of as a group;
    womankind.
  4. [uncountable]feminine nature, characteristics, or feelings.

adj. [before a noun]
  • female:a woman plumber; a woman astronaut.

  • -woman, suffix. 
    Pronouns-woman is used to form nouns with the meaning "involving a woman;
    a woman in the role of:''chairwoman; spokeswoman.


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    woman /ˈwʊmən/ n ( pl women /ˈwɪmɪn/)
    1. an adult female human being
    2. (modifier) female or feminine: a woman politician, woman talk
    3. women collectively; womankind
    4. the womanfeminine nature or feelings: babies bring out the woman in her
    5. a female servant or domestic help
    6. a man considered as having supposed female characteristics, such as meekness or timidity
    7. informal a wife, mistress, or girlfriend
    8. the little womaninformal one's wife
    9. woman of the streetsa prostitute
    vb (transitive)
    1. obsolete to make effeminate
    Etymology: Old English wīfmann, wimman; from wife + man (human being)

    ˈwomanless adj ˈwoman-ˌlike adj



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