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English noun: woman

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

SamplesThe woman kept house while the man hunted.

Synonymsadult female

Broader (hypernym)adult, female, female person, grownup

Narrower (hyponym)amazon, B-girl, bachelor girl, bachelorette, baggage, ball-breaker, ball-buster, bar girl, bas bleu, bawd, beauty, Black woman, bluestocking, bridesmaid, broad, cat, Cinderella, cocotte, coquette, cyprian, dame, deb, debutante, Delilah, dish, divorcee, dominatrix, donna, enchantress, ex, ex-wife, eyeful, fancy woman, fancy woman, femme fatale, fille, flirt, geisha, geisha girl, gentlewoman, girl, girl, girl, girlfriend, girlfriend, gold digger, grass widow, gravida, harlot, heroine, houri, inamorata, jezebel, jilt, kept woman, knockout, lady, lady, lady friend, lady of pleasure, looker, lulu, ma'am, madam, maenad, maenad, maid of honor, mantrap, married woman, materfamilias, matriarch, matriarch, matron, mestiza, minx, miss, missy, mistress, mother figure, nanny, nullipara, nurse, nursemaid, nymph, nymphet, old woman, peach, prickteaser, prostitute, ravisher, shiksa, shikse, siren, smasher, sporting lady, stunner, sweetheart, sylph, tart, tease, temptress, unmarried woman, vamp, vamper, vestal, virago, Wac, Wave, white woman, whore, widow, widow woman, wife, woman of the street, wonder woman, working girl, yellow woman, young lady, young woman

Instance hyponymEve

Part holonymadult female body, woman's body

Antonymsadult male, man

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

SamplesHe was faithful to his woman.

Broader (hypernym)female, female person

Domain usagecolloquialism


3. woman (person) a human female employed to do housework

SamplesThe char will clean the carpet.
I have a woman who comes in four hours a day while I write.

Synonymschar, charwoman, cleaning lady, cleaning woman

Broader (hypernym)cleaner

4. woman (group) women as a class

SamplesIt's an insult to American womanhood.
Woman is the glory of creation.
The fair sex gathered on the veranda.

Synonymsfair sex, womanhood

Broader (hypernym)class, social class, socio-economic class, stratum

Member meronymwomankind

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