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Wom"an (?), n.; pl. Women (#). [OE. woman, womman, wumman, wimman, wifmon, AS. w&ī;fmann, w&ī;mmann; w&ī;f woman, wife + mann a man. See Wife, and Man.]
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1. An adult female person; a grown-up female person, as distinguished from a man or a child; sometimes, any female person.
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Women are soft, mild pitiful, and flexible. Shak.
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And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman. Gen. ii. 22.
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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.
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2. The female part of the human race; womankind.
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Man is destined to be a prey to woman. Thackeray.
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3. A female attendant or servant.By her woman I sent your message.” Shak.
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Woman hater, one who hates women; one who has an aversion to the female sex; a misogynist. Swift.
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Wom"an, v. t. 1. To act the part of a woman in; -- with indefinite it. Daniel.
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2. To make effeminate or womanish. [R.] Shak.
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3. To furnish with, or unite to, a woman. [R.]To have him see me woman'd.” Shak.
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