woman has definitions from the fields of sociology,work
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[ noun ] an adult female person (as opposed to a man)

Synonyms

adult_female

Examples

"the woman kept house while the man hunted"

Used in print

(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)

The crowd at the twenty-first annual K._of_C._Games , final indoor meet of the season , got a thrill a_few minutes earlier when a slender , bespectacled woman broke the one week old world_record in the half-mile run .

(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)

A Protestant woman marveled to me over the large crowds going_in and out of the Birmingham_Oratory ( Catholic ) Church on Sunday mornings .

It has been my experience to find as many men as women in church , and to hear almost everyone in church congregations reciting the Latin prayers and responses at Mass .

(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

Why , I once used this machine to cure a woman with 97 pounds of cancer in her body '' .

Mr._A. , her fellow townsman , also experienced a nervous_breakdown just as_soon_as he discovered that he had been bilked of his life savings by the limited practitioner who had been treating his wife - a woman suffering from an incurable disease , multiple_sclerosis - and himself .

2
[ noun ] (sociology) women as a class

Synonyms

womanhood

Examples

"it's an insult to American womanhood" "woman is the glory of creation"

Related terms

class womankind

3
[ noun ] (work) a human female who does housework

Examples

"the char will clean the carpet"

Related terms

cleaner

4
[ noun ] (informal) a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man

Examples

"he was faithful to his woman"

Used in print

(Joseph Chadwick, No Land Is Free....)

You 're going_to need your woman .

Related terms

man female colloquialism

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