1. [ noun ] an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
Synonyms: adult_female

"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
Synonyms: womanhood

"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"

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

"he was faithful to his woman"

Related terms: man female colloquialism