Woman Definition

Define what is Woman?

1. adult female, woman (noun)

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

  • the woman kept house while the man hunted.
Synonyms: adult female
Antonyms: adult male, Man (noun)

an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman).


adult, grownup noun
a fully developed person from maturity onward.

female person, female noun
a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies.


Black woman noun
a woman who is Black.

white woman noun
a woman who is White.

yellow woman noun
offensive term for an Asian woman.

Amazon, virago noun
a large strong and aggressive woman.

maenad noun
(Greek mythology) a woman participant in the orgiastic rites of Dionysus.

bachelor girl, bachelorette noun
a young unmarried woman who lives alone.

baggage noun
a worthless or immoral woman.

ball-breaker, ball-buster noun
a demanding woman who destroys men's confidence.

B-girl, bar girl noun
a woman employed by a bar to act as a companion to men customers.

bas bleu, bluestocking noun
a woman having literary or intellectual interests.

bridesmaid, maid of honor noun
an unmarried woman who attends the bride at a wedding.

broad noun
slang term for a woman.

CAT noun
a spiteful woman gossip.

Cinderella noun
a woman whose merits were not been recognized but who then achieves sudden success and recognition.

coquette, flirt, minx, prickteaser, vamp, vamper, tease noun
a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men.

gentlewoman, ma'am, madam, dame, Lady noun
a woman of refinement.

deb, debutante noun
a young woman making her debut into society.

divorcee, grass widow noun
a divorced woman or a woman who is separated from her husband.

ex-wife, ex noun
a woman who was formerly a particular man's wife.

dominatrix noun
a dominating woman (especially one who plays that role in a sadomasochistic sexual relationship).

donna noun
an Italian woman of rank.

enchantress, femme fatale, temptress, Delilah, Siren noun
a woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive.

eyeful noun
a strikingly beautiful woman.

geisha, geisha girl noun
a Japanese woman trained to entertain men with conversation and singing and dancing.

fille, girl, Miss, missy, young lady, young woman noun
a young woman.

girl noun
a friendly informal reference to a grown woman.

lady friend, girlfriend, girl noun
a girl or young woman with whom a man is romantically involved.

girlfriend noun
any female friend.

gold digger noun
a woman who associates with or marries a rich man in order to get valuables from him through gifts or a divorce settlement.

gravida noun
a pregnant woman.

heroine noun
a woman possessing heroic qualities or a woman who has performed heroic deeds.

inamorata noun
a woman with whom you are in love or have an intimate relationship.

Jezebel noun
a shameless impudent scheming woman.

jilt noun
a woman who jilts a lover.

Lady noun
a polite name for any woman.

maenad noun
an unnaturally frenzied or distraught woman.

materfamilias, matriarch noun
a female head of a family or tribe.

matriarch noun
a feisty older woman with a big bosom (as drawn in cartoons).

matron noun
a woman in charge of nursing in a medical institution.

mestiza noun
a woman of mixed racial ancestry (especially mixed European and Native American ancestry).

kept woman, mistress, fancy woman noun
an adulterous woman; a woman who has an ongoing extramarital sexual relationship with a man.

mother figure noun
a woman who evokes the feelings usually reserved for a mother.

nanny, nursemaid, nurse noun
a woman who is the custodian of children.

nullipara noun
(obstetrics) a woman who has never give birth to a child.

houri, nymph noun
a voluptuously beautiful young woman.

nymphet noun
a sexually attractive young woman.

old woman noun
a woman who is old.

bawd, woman of the street, whore, tart, sporting lady, prostitute, lady of pleasure, harlot, fancy woman, Cyprian, cocotte, working girl noun
a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money.

shiksa, shikse noun
a derogatory term used by Jews to refer to non-Jewish women.

mantrap, stunner, knockout, lulu, smasher, ravisher, peach, beauty, looker, sweetheart, dish noun
a very attractive or seductive looking woman.

sylph noun
a slender graceful young woman.

unmarried woman noun
a woman who is not married.

vestal noun
a chaste woman.

WAC noun
a member of the Women's Army Corps.

Wave noun
a member of the women's reserve of the United States Navy; originally organized during World War II but now no longer a separate branch.

widow, widow woman noun
a woman whose husband is dead especially one who has not remarried.

married woman, wife noun
a married woman; a man's partner in marriage.

wonder woman noun
a woman who can be a successful wife and have a professional career at the same time.

2. woman (noun)

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.
Antonyms: Man (noun)

a male person who plays a significant role (husband or lover or boyfriend) in the life of a particular woman.


female person, female noun
a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies.

3. charwoman, cleaning lady, cleaning woman, char, woman (noun)

a human female employed to do housework.

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

cleaner noun
someone whose occupation is cleaning.

4. fair sex, womanhood, woman (noun)

women as a class.

  • it's an insult to American womanhood.
  • woman is the glory of creation.
  • the fair sex gathered on the veranda.
Synonyms: fair sex, womanhood

social class, socio-economic class, stratum, class noun
people having the same social, economic, or educational status.

Nearby Terms

woman chaser (noun)
a man who is aggressive in making amorous advances to women

woman hater (noun)
a misanthrope who dislikes women in particular

woman of the house (noun)
a wife who manages a household while her husband earns the family income

woman of the street (noun)
a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money

woman's body (noun)
the body of an adult woman

woman's clothing (noun)
clothing that is designed for women to wear

woman's doctor (noun)
a specialist in gynecology

woman's hat (noun)
hats for women; the wares sold by a milliner

woman-worship (noun)
the worship of women

womanhood (noun)
the state of being an adult woman

womanise (verb)
have amorous affairs; of men

womaniser (noun)
a man who likes many women and has short sexual relationships with them

womanish (adjective satellite)
having characteristics associated with women and considered undesirable in men

womanishness (noun)
the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man)

womanize (verb)
have amorous affairs; of men