What is woman?

  • (noun): Women as a class.
    Example: "Woman is the glory of creation"
    Synonyms: womanhood
    See also — Additional definitions below

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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Elizabeth Barry - Early Career
... 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 World upon the Stage." ...
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 women ... in one side from which 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 because of the ...
Quantifier Shift - Examples
... Every person has a woman that is their mother ... Therefore, there is a woman that is the mother of every person ... yx(Wy → (Px M(yx))) It is fallacious to conclude that there is one woman who is the mother of all people ...
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 ...
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. ...

More definitions of "woman":

  • (noun): A 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"
  • (noun): An adult female person (as opposed to a man).
    Example: "The woman kept house while the man hunted"
    Synonyms: adult female

Famous quotes containing the word woman:

    The cruellest thing a man can do to a woman is to portray her as perfection.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    Whether a party can have much success without a woman present I must ask others to decide, but one thing is certain, no party is any fun unless seasoned with folly.
    Desiderius Erasmus (c. 1466–1536)

    Apparently, the most difficult feat for a Cambridge male is to accept a woman not merely as feeling, not merely as thinking, but as managing a complex, vital interweaving of both.
    Sylvia Plath (1932–1963)