woman

 /ˈwɪmɪn/

For the noun: woman
Plural form: women

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
wom•an /ˈwʊmən/USA pronunciation n., pl. wom•en/ˈwɪmɪn/USA pronunciation. Sex and Gender[countable] an adult female person. [countable] a female servant or attendant. [uncountable] women thought of as a group;
womankind.
[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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