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 for woman
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Woman \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.
        [1913 Webster] Womanhead

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Woman \Wom"an\, n.; pl. Women. [OE. woman, womman, wumman,
     wimman, wifmon, AS. w[imac]fmann, w[imac]mmann; w[imac]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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  woman
      n 1: an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman
           kept house while the man hunted" [syn: woman, adult
           female] [ant: adult male, man]
      2: a female person who plays a significant role (wife or
         mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man; "he
         was faithful to his woman" [ant: man]
      3: a human female employed to do housework; "the char will clean
         the carpet"; "I have a woman who comes in four hours a day
         while I write" [syn: charwoman, char, cleaning woman,
         cleaning lady, woman]
      4: women as a class; "it's an insult to American womanhood";
         "woman is the glory of creation"; "the fair sex gathered on
         the veranda" [syn: womanhood, woman, fair sex]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  63 Moby Thesaurus words for "woman":
     Eve, Frau, adult, better half, common-law wife, concubine, dame,
     daughter of Eve, distaff, distaff side, domina, donna, dowager,
     doxy, fair sex, female sex, feme, feme covert, femininity, femme,
     frow, gentlewoman, girl, goodwife, goody, grown man, grownup,
     helpmate, helpmeet, kept mistress, kept woman, lady, lass,
     legalis homo, little, major, man, married woman, matron,
     mature man, milady, mistress, no chicken, old lady, old woman,
     paramour, playmate, rib, second sex, softer sex, squaw,
     unofficial wife, vrouw, wahine, weaker sex, weaker vessel,
     wedded wife, wife, womanhood, womankind, women, womenfolk,
     womenfolks
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  woman
  
      A replacement for the Unix man documentation
     browsing command.  Version 1.157 of woman runs under/on
     386BSD, OSF, Apollo Domain/OS, BSD, HP-UX, IBM
     RS-6000, Irix, Linux, Solaris, Sony NEWS, SunOS,
     Ultrix, Unicos.
  
     Posted to comp.sources.reviewed Volume 3, Issue 50 on 05 Jul
     1993 by Arne Henrik Juul , archive-name
     woman-1.157.
  
     FTP USC, USA
     
  ftp://usc.edu/archive/usenet/sources/comp.sources.reviewed/volume3/woman-1.157/)">(ftp://usc.edu/archive/usenet/sources/comp.sources.reviewed/volume3/woman-1.157/).
     FTP Imperial, UK
     
  ftp://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/usenet/comp.sources.reviewed/volume3/woman-1.157/)">(ftp://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/usenet/comp.sources.reviewed/volume3/woman-1.157/).
  
     (1995-03-21)
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Woman
     was "taken out of man" (Gen. 2:23), and therefore the man has
     the preeminence. "The head of the woman is the man;" but yet
     honour is to be shown to the wife, "as unto the weaker vessel"
     (1 Cor. 11:3, 8, 9; 1 Pet. 3:7). Several women are mentioned in
     Scripture as having been endowed with prophetic gifts, as Miriam
     (Ex. 15:20), Deborah (Judg. 4:4, 5), Huldah (2 Kings 22:14),
     Noadiah (Neh. 6:14), Anna (Luke 2:36, 37), and the daughters of
     Philip the evangelist (Acts 21:8, 9). Women are forbidden to
     teach publicly (1 Cor. 14:34, 35; 1 Tim. 2:11, 12). Among the
     Hebrews it devolved upon women to prepare the meals for the
     household (Gen. 18:6; 2 Sam. 13:8), to attend to the work of
     spinning (Ex. 35:26; Prov. 31:19), and making clothes (1 Sam.
     2:19; Prov. 31:21), to bring water from the well (Gen. 24:15; 1
     Sam. 9:11), and to care for the flocks (Gen. 29:6; Ex. 2:16).
     
       The word "woman," as used in Matt. 15:28, John 2:4 and 20:13,
     15, implies tenderness and courtesy and not disrespect. Only
     where revelation is known has woman her due place of honour
     assigned to her.
     

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  WOMAN, n.
  
          An animal usually living in the vicinity of Man, and having a
      rudimentary susceptibility to domestication.  It is credited by
      many of the elder zoologists with a certain vestigial docility
      acquired in a former state of seclusion, but naturalists of the
      postsusananthony period, having no knowledge of the seclusion,
      deny the virtue and declare that such as creation's dawn beheld,
      it roareth now.  The species is the most widely distributed of all
      beasts of prey, infesting all habitable parts of the globe, from
      Greenland's spicy mountains to India's moral strand.  The popular
      name (wolfman) is incorrect, for the creature is of the cat kind. 
      The woman is lithe and graceful in its movement, especially the
      American variety (_felis pugnans_), is omnivorous and can be
      taught not to talk.
                                                         Balthasar Pober
  

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