|1.||[ noun ] an adult female person (as opposed to a man)|
"the woman kept house while the man hunted"
|Related terms:||man female wife girl lady old_woman Eve girlfriend girl widow mistress dame prostitute coquette bluestocking smasher nanny materfamilias girlfriend jilt maenad jezebel debutante divorcee baggage maenad exwife donna B-girl sylph eyeful enchantress white_woman black_woman matron Ms. geisha nymph nymphet dominatrix mestiza shiksa broad bridesmaid unmarried_woman vestal ball-breaker gold_digger cat wonder_woman gravida inamorata heroine nullipara Cinderella amazon matriarch mother_figure wac wave yellow_woman adult_female_body effeminize|
|2.||[ noun ] (sociology) women as a class|
"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|
|Synonyms:||char cleaning_woman cleaning_lady charwoman|
"the char will clean the carpet"
|4.||[ noun ] (informal) 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"
|Related terms:||man female colloquialism|