Wom·an n.; pl. Women
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.”
Woman hater, one who hates women; one who has an aversion to the female sex; a misogynist.
Wom·en n., pl. of Woman.
Herds·wom·an n.; pl. -women A woman who tends a herd.