(noun, verb)


1. an adult female person (as opposed to a man)

- the woman kept house while the man hunted

Definition categories: person, adult, grownup, female

2. a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man

- he was faithful to his woman

Definition categories: person, female

3. a human female employed to do housework

- I have a woman who comes in four hours a day while I write

Similar word(s): char, charwoman

Definition categories: person, cleaner

4. women as a class

- it's an insult to American womanhood

- woman is the glory of creation

Similar word(s): womanhood

Definition categories: group, class, stratum


1. To staff with female labor.

2. (transitive) To make effeminate or womanish.

3. (transitive) To furnish with, or unite to, a woman.