HyperDic: woman

English > 4 senses of the word woman:
NOUNperson woman, adult femalean adult female person (as opposed to a man)
person womana female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man
person woman, charwoman, char, cleaning woman, cleaning ladya human female employed to do housework
groupwoman, womanhood, fair sexwomen as a class
woman > pronunciation
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English > woman: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningAn adult female person (as opposed to a man).
Example"the woman kept house while the man hunted"
Synonymadult female
InstancesEve(Old Testament) Adam's wife in Judeo-Christian mythology
Partsadult female body, woman's bodyThe body of an adult woman
NarrowerB-girl, bar girlA woman employed by a bar to act as a companion to men customers
CinderellaA woman whose merits were not been recognized but who then achieves sudden success and recognition
WacA member of the Women's Army Corps
WaveA member of the women's reserve of the United States Navy
amazon, viragoA large strong and aggressive woman
bachelor girl, bacheloretteA young unmarried woman who lives alone
baggageA worthless or immoral woman
ball-buster, ball-breakerA demanding woman who destroys men's confidence
bluestocking, bas bleuA woman having literary or intellectual interests
bridesmaid, maid of honorAn unmarried woman who attends the bride at a wedding
broadslang term for a woman
catA spiteful woman gossip
coquette, flirt, vamp, vamper, minx, tease, prickteaserA seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
dame, madam, ma'am, lady, gentlewomanA woman of refinement
debutante, debA young woman making her debut into society
divorcee, grass widowA divorced woman or a woman who is separated from her husband
dominatrixA dominating woman (especially one who plays that role in a sadomasochistic sexual relationship)
donnaAn Italian woman of rank
enchantress, temptress, siren, Delilah, femme fataleA woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive
ex-wife, exA woman who was formerly a particular man's wife
eyefulA strikingly beautiful woman
geisha, geisha girlA Japanese woman trained to entertain men with conversation and singing and dancing
girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman, filleA young woman
girlA friendly informal reference to a grown woman
girlfriend, girl, lady friendA girl or young woman with whom a man is romantically involved
girlfriendAny female friend
gold diggerA woman who associates with or marries a rich man in order to get valuables from him through gifts or a divorce settlement
gravidaA pregnant woman
heroineA woman possessing heroic qualities or a woman who has performed heroic deeds
inamorataA woman with whom you are in love or have an intimate / intimate relationship
jezebelA shameless impudent scheming woman
jiltA woman who jilts a lover
ladyA polite name for any woman
maenad(Greek mythology) a woman participant in the orgiastic rites of Dionysus
maenadAn unnaturally frenzied or distraught woman
matriarch, materfamiliasA female head of a family or tribe
matriarchA feisty older woman with a big bosom / bosom (as drawn in cartoons)
matronA woman in charge of nursing in a medical institution
mestizaA woman of mixed racial ancestry (especially mixed European and Native American ancestry)
mistress, kept woman, fancy womanAn adulterous / adulterous woman
mother figureA woman who evokes the feelings usually reserved for a mother
nanny, nursemaid, nurseA woman who is the custodian of children
nullipara(obstetrics) a woman who has never / never give birth to a child
nymph, houriA voluptuously beautiful young woman
nymphetA sexually attractive young woman
old womanA woman who is old
prostitute, cocotte, whore, harlot, bawd, tart, cyprian, fancy woman, working girl, sporting lady, lady of pleasure, woman of the streetA woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
shiksa, shikseA derogatory term used by Jews to refer to non-Jewish women
smasher, stunner, knockout, beauty, ravisher, sweetheart, peach, lulu, looker, mantrap, dishA very attractive or seductive looking woman
sylphA slender graceful young woman
unmarried womanA woman who is not married
vestalA chaste woman
white womanA woman who is White
widow, widow womanA woman whose husband is dead especially one who has not remarried
wife, married womanA married woman
wonder womanA woman who can be a successful wife and have a professional career at the same time
Broaderadult, grownupA fully developed person from maturity onward
female, female personA person who belongs to the sex that can have babies
Oppositeman, adult maleAn adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
Spanishhembra adulta, mujer
Catalandona, muller
Adjectiveswomanlybefitting or characteristic of a woman especially a mature woman
Nounswomanhoodthe status of a woman
womanhoodwomen as a class
womanhoodthe state of being an adult woman
Verbswomanisehave amorous affairs
womanizeto give a (more) feminine, effeminate, or womanly quality or appearance to
English > woman: 4 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man.
Example"he was faithful to his woman"
Broaderfemale, female personA person who belongs to the sex that can have babies
OppositemanA male person who plays a significant role (husband or lover or boyfriend) in the life of a particular woman
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Verbswomanize, womanisehave amorous affairs
English > woman: 4 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA human female employed to do housework.
Example "I have a woman who comes in four hours a day while I write"
Synonymscharwoman, char, cleaning woman, cleaning lady
Broadercleanersomeone whose occupation is cleaning
Spanishlimpiadora, mujer de la limpieza
Catalandona de fer feines, dona de la neteja
English > woman: 4 senses > noun 4, group
Meaningwomen as a class.
  • "it's an insult to American womanhood"
  • "woman is the glory of creation"
Synonymswomanhood, fair sex
Member ofwomankindwomen as distinguished from men
Broaderclass, stratum, social class, socio-economic classPeople having the same social, economic, or educational status
Nounswomanhoodthe status of a woman
womanhoodthe state of being an adult woman

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