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  4  definitions  found 
 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Women  \Wom"en\,  n., 
  pl  of  {Woman}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beadswoman  \Beads"wom`an\,  Bedeswoman  \Bedes"wom`an\,  n.;  pl 
  {-women}. 
  Fem.  of  {Beadsman}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Herdswoman  \Herds"wom`an\,  n.;  pl  -{women}. 
  A  woman  who  tends  a  herd.  --Sir  W.  Scott. 




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