an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
- "the woman held her husband in a short leash"
- "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
Women as a class
- "woman is the glory of creation"
- "it's an insult to American womanhood"
(informal) a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man, a man's wife or partner
- "Apparently, Geoff's got a new woman."
- "he was faithful to his woman"