woman [-'s, women] n

OE wífmon.

  1. Bride; married lady; female spouse.
  2. Maiden; lady who personifies femininity; female with virtues such as chastity, modesty, kindness, love, devotion, patience, long-suffering, beauty, goodness, gentleness, reverence, and piety.
  3. Adult female; [fig.] poetess; goddess; sibyl.
  4. Female companion; consort of a man.
  5. Mother; female parent; wife who has offspring.
  6. Housewife; lady responsible for domestic concerns.