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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ALTERNATIVE FORMS
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English - Alternative Forms

* womon, womyn, wymyn (feminist spellings of _woman_ and/or _women_) * wimmen, wimmen (eye-dialect spellings of _women_, also used by some feminists)

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

From Middle English _woman_, _wimman_, _wifman_, from Old English _wīfmann_ (“woman, female servant”, literally “female person, female human being”), equivalent to _wife_ +‎ _man_. Compare Dutch _vrouwmens_ (“wife”, literally “woman-person”). Compare also West Frisian _frommes_ (“woman, girl”) (from _frou_ and _minske_, literally "woman human-being"), Dutch _vrouwspersoon_ (“woman”), German _Weibsperson_ (“female person”), and dialectal German _Frauenmensch_ (“woman”, literally “woman human-being”).

From Middle English woman, wimman, wifman, from Old English wīfmann (woman, female servant, literally female person, female human being), equivalent to wife +‎ man. Compare Dutch vrouwmens (wife, literally woman-person). Compare also West Frisian frommes (woman, girl) (from frou and minske, literally "woman human-being"), Dutch vrouwspersoon (woman), German Weibsperson (female person), and dialectal German Frauenmensch (woman, literally woman human-being).

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* (Received Pronunciation, US) IPA(key): /ˈwʊmən/ * Hyphenation: wom‧an * Rhymes: -ʊmən

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

WOMAN (_plural_ WOMEN) * An adult female human. * Bible, Genesis 2:22: And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a WOMAN. * John Ledyard (1751-1789) I have observed among all nations that the WOMEN ornament themselves more than the men […] * 1887, Helen Campbell, _Prisoners of poverty: their trades and their lives_, p.120: But this WOMAN is a nice German WOMAN that fell on the ice and sprained her ankle last winter, and we saw to her well as we could till she got better. * (collective) All females collectively; womankind. * 1915, Emerson Hough, _The Purchase Price_, chapterI: “[…] it is not fair of you to bring against mankind double weapons ! Dangerous enough you are as WOMAN alone, without bringing to your aid those gifts of mind suited to problems which men have been accustomed to arrogate to themselves.” * 1997, Bob Grant, _Let's Be Heard_, p.42: For if modern WOMAN is so intent on keeping her surname alive, why not demand it be passed along to her children? * 2011, _Eileen Gray and the Design of Sapphic Modernity: Staying In_, p.109: Unsurprisingly, if modern man is a sort of camera, modern WOMAN is a picture. * A wife (or sometimes a fiancée or girlfriend). * 1914, D. H. Lawrence, _Study of Thomas Hardy and Other Essays_, chapter 7: "Of Being and Not-Being": And then, when he lies with his WOMAN, the man may concurrently be with God, and so get increase of his soul. * A female who is extremely fond of or devoted to a specified type of thing. (Used as the last element of a compound.) * 2004, Hyveth Williams, _Secrets of a Happy Heart: A Fresh Look at the Sermon on the Mount_, p.70: Perhaps my problem is that I am a cat WOMAN. I can't imagine any finicky feline (and they all are that at one time or another) slobbering over anyone, even a beloved owner, the way a dog does. * A female attendant or servant. * William Shakespeare (c.1564–1616) By her WOMAN I sent your message. SYNONYMS * see Wikisaurus:woman * female * lady ANTONYMS * (_age_): girl * (_gender_): man DERIVED TERMS TRANSLATIONS

woman (plural women)

  1. An adult female human.
  2. (collective) All females collectively; womankind.
  3. A wife (or sometimes a fiancée or girlfriend).
  4. A female who is extremely fond of or devoted to a specified type of thing. (Used as the last element of a compound.)
  5. A female attendant or servant.

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - VERB
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English - Verb

WOMAN (_third-person singular simple present_ WOMANS, _present participle_ WOMANING, _simple past and past participle_ WOMANED) * To staff with female labor. * 1956, Rex Stout, _Three Witnesses_, The Viking Press, page 54 Apparently the Sixty-ninth Street office of Bagby Answers, Inc., was being WOMANED for the day from other offices. * 1990, Stephen King, _The stand: the complete & uncut edition_ Gus Dinsmore, the public beach parking lot attendent, said he guessed that so many cars must be just stopped dead along the road that even those manned (or WOMANED) by able drivers would be unable to move. * 2010, Julia Glass, _The Widower's Tale_, page 77 The information desk is now manned (WOMANED) by someone whose main job is to help you reserve time slots for the computers or guide you through the arduous process of “logging on.” * (transitive) To make effeminate or womanish. * 1598, William Shakespeare, _All's Well That Ends Well_, III. ii. 50: I have felt so many quirks of joy and grief / That the first face of neither on the start / Can WOMAN me unto't. * (transitive) To furnish with, or unite to, a woman. * 1603, William Shakespeare, _The Tragedy of Othello, The Moor of Venice_, III. iv. 191: And think it no addition, nor my wish, / To have him see me WOMAN'D.

woman (third-person singular simple present womans, present participle womaning, simple past and past participle womaned)

  1. To staff with female labor.
  2. (transitive) To make effeminate or womanish.
  3. (transitive) To furnish with, or unite to, a woman.


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