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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


Antonymsman

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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