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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Woman  \Wom"an\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  act  the  part  of  a  woman  in  --  with  indefinite  it 
  --Daniel. 
 
  2.  To  make  effeminate  or  womanish.  [R.]  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  furnish  with  or  unite  to  a  woman.  [R.]  ``To  have  him 
  see  me  woman'd.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Woman  \Wom"an\,  n.;  pl  {Women}.  [OE.  woman,  womman,  wumman 
  wimman,  wifmon  AS  w[=i]fmann,  w[=i]mmann;  w[=i]f  woman, 
  wife  +  mann  a  man.  See  {Wife},  and  {Man}.] 
  1.  An  adult  female  person;  a  grown-up  female  person,  as 
  distinguished  from  a  man  or  a  child;  sometimes  any  female 
  person. 
 
  Women  are  soft,  mild  pitiful,  and  flexible.  --Shak. 
 
  And  the  rib,  which  the  Lord  God  had  taken  from  man, 
  made  he  a  woman.  --Gen.  ii  22. 
 
  I  have  observed  among  all  nations  that  the  women 
  ornament  themselves  more  than  the  men;  that 
  wherever  found  they  are  the  same  kind  civil, 
  obliging,  humane,  tender  beings,  inclined  to  be  gay 
  and  cheerful,  timorous  and  modest.  --J.  Ledyard. 
 
  2.  The  female  part  of  the  human  race;  womankind. 
 
  Man  is  destined  to  be  a  prey  to  woman.  --Thackeray. 
 
  3.  A  female  attendant  or  servant.  ``  By  her  woman  I  sent  your 
  message.''  --Shak. 
 
  {Woman  hater},  one  who  hates  women;  one  who  has  an  aversion 
  to  the  female  sex;  a  misogynist.  --Swift. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  woman 
  n  1:  an  adult  female  person  (as  opposed  to  a  man);  "the  woman 
  kept  house  while  the  man  hunted"  [syn:  {adult  female}] 
  [ant:  {man}] 
  2:  women  as  a  class;  "it's  an  insult  to  American  womanhood"; 
  "woman  is  the  glory  of  creation"  [syn:  {womanhood}] 
  3:  a  human  female  who  does  housework;  "the  char  will  clean  the 
  carpet"  [syn:  {charwoman},  {char},  {cleaning  woman},  {cleaning 
  lady}] 
  4:  (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"  [ant:  {man}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  woman 
 
    A  replacement  for  the  {Unix}  {man}  {documentation} 
  browsing  command.  Version  1.157  of  woman  runs  under/on 
  {386BSD},  {OSF},  {Apollo}  {Domain/OS},  {BSD},  {HP-UX},  {IBM} 
  {RS-6000},  {Irix},  {Linux},  {Solaris},  {Sony}  {NEWS},  {SunOS}, 
  {Ultrix},  {Unicos}. 
 
  Posted  to  comp.sources.reviewed  Volume  3,  Issue  50  on  05  Jul 
  1993  by  Arne  Henrik  Juul  ,  archive-name 
  woman-1.157. 
 
  {FTP  USC,  USA 
  (ftp://usc.edu/archive/usenet/sources/comp.sources.reviewed/volume3/woman-1.157/)}. 
  {FTP  Imperial,  UK 
  (ftp://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/usenet/comp.sources.reviewed/volume3/woman-1.157/)}. 
 
  (1995-03-21) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Woman 
  was  "taken  out  of  man"  (Gen.  2:23),  and  therefore  the  man  has 
  the  preeminence.  "The  head  of  the  woman  is  the  man;"  but  yet 
  honour  is  to  be  shown  to  the  wife,  "as  unto  the  weaker  vessel" 
  (1  Cor.  11:3,  8,  9;  1  Pet.  3:7).  Several  women  are  mentioned  in 
  Scripture  as  having  been  endowed  with  prophetic  gifts,  as  Miriam 
  (Ex.  15:20),  Deborah  (Judg.  4:4,  5),  Huldah  (2  Kings  22:14), 
  Noadiah  (Neh.  6:14),  Anna  (Luke  2:36,  37),  and  the  daughters  of 
  Philip  the  evangelist  (Acts  21:8,  9).  Women  are  forbidden  to 
  teach  publicly  (1  Cor.  14:34,  35;  1  Tim.  2:11,  12).  Among  the 
  Hebrews  it  devolved  upon  women  to  prepare  the  meals  for  the 
  household  (Gen.  18:6;  2  Sam.  13:8),  to  attend  to  the  work  of 
  spinning  (Ex.  35:26;  Prov.  31:19),  and  making  clothes  (1  Sam. 
  2:19;  Prov.  31:21),  to  bring  water  from  the  well  (Gen.  24:15;  1 
  Sam.  9:11),  and  to  care  for  the  flocks  (Gen.  29:6;  Ex  2:16). 
 
  The  word  "woman,"  as  used  in  Matt.  15:28,  John  2:4  and  20:13, 
  15,  implies  tenderness  and  courtesy  and  not  disrespect.  Only 
  where  revelation  is  known  has  woman  her  due  place  of  honour 
  assigned  to  her 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  WOMAN,  n. 
 
  An  animal  usually  living  in  the  vicinity  of  Man,  and  having  a 
  rudimentary  susceptibility  to  domestication.  It  is  credited  by 
  many  of  the  elder  zoologists  with  a  certain  vestigial  docility 
  acquired  in  a  former  state  of  seclusion,  but  naturalists  of  the 
  postsusananthony  period,  having  no  knowledge  of  the  seclusion, 
  deny  the  virtue  and  declare  that  such  as  creation's  dawn  beheld, 
  it  roareth  now  The  species  is  the  most  widely  distributed  of  all 
  beasts  of  prey,  infesting  all  habitable  parts  of  the  globe,  from 
  Greeland's  spicy  mountains  to  India's  moral  strand.  The  popular 
  name  (wolfman)  is  incorrect,  for  the  creature  is  of  the  cat  kind 
  The  woman  is  lithe  and  graceful  in  its  movement,  especially  the 
  American  variety  (_felis  pugnans_),  is  omnivorous  and  can  be 
  taught  not  to  talk. 
  Balthasar  Pober 
 
 




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