If you refer to someone, especially a man, as an old woman, you are critical of them because you think they are too anxious about things.
A one-woman performance or business is done by only one woman, rather than by several people.
feminine nature or feelings
If you describe a woman as a yes-woman, you dislike the fact that she seems always to agree with people who have authority over her, in order to gain favour .
a person's female lover
If you say that someone is a front woman for a group or organization, you mean that their role is to represent and give a good impression of it to the public, especially when it is not very respectable or popular .
a woman's mind, soul, or nature
a woman who is romantically or sexually involved with another woman's husband or lover, esp. a woman who is having an affair with a married man
A stunt woman is a woman whose job is to do dangerous things, either for publicity, or in a film instead of an actor so that the actor does not risk being injured .
a woman who, although not ill, attends a health-service clinic for preventive monitoring, health education, and advice
a woman who has survived her spouse, esp one who has not remarried
a person who has an irrational hatred of women
woman to woman:
A woman-to-woman conversation or meeting takes place between two women, especially two women who meet to discuss a serious personal matter .
A career woman is a woman who regards her job and progressing in it as very important .
→ the little woman
a woman whose appearance suggests she is promiscuous
a sinful woman described in Revelation 17, interpreted as a figure either of pagan Rome or of the Roman Catholic Church regarded as typifying vice overlaid with gaudy pageantry
to a woman:
If you say that a group of women are, do, or think something to a woman, you are emphasizing that every one of them is, does, or thinks that thing.
a female doctor
a female driver
a female friend
a female schoolteacher
A writer is a person who writes books, stories, or articles as a job.
A cleaning woman is the same as a → cleaner [sense 1 ] .
the right of women to vote in governmental elections
my good woman:
People sometimes address a woman as my dear woman or my good woman . This form of address is often friendly, but can also suggest that the speaker feels superior to the person being addressed, and is best avoided .
a show or performance performed by one woman
If you describe a woman as a Renaissance woman, you mean that she has a wide range of abilities and interests, especially in the arts and sciences .
Someone's right-hand woman is the woman who acts as their chief assistant and helps and supports them a lot in their work.
the little woman:
to marry (a woman)
the other woman:
the woman with whom a married man had or is having an affair
a health-service clinic for preventive monitoring, health education, and advice for women
woman of letters:
a woman engaged in literary pursuits, esp. a professional writer
An oilwoman is a woman who owns an oil company or who works in the oil business .
be your own woman:
If you say that a woman is her own woman, you approve of the fact that she makes her plans and decisions herself, and does not depend on other people.
a show or performance performed by one woman
sound effects woman:
a woman who produces sounds artificially or reproduces them from a recording, etc, to create a theatrical effect, such as the bringing together of two halves of a hollow coconut shell to simulate a horse's gallop . Such sound effects are used in plays, films, etc
woman enough to/for:
If you say that a woman is woman enough to do something, you mean that she has the necessary courage or ability to do it.
woman in the street:
the average woman
woman of easy virtue:
a sexually available woman, esp a prostitute
woman of the streets:
woman police constable:
a policewoman of the lowest rank
A weatherwoman is a woman who presents weather forecasts at regular times on television or radio.
make an honest woman of:
to marry (a woman, esp one who is pregnant ) to prevent scandal
Renaissance man (or woman):
a highly cultivated man (or woman) who is skilled and well-versed in many fields of knowledge, work, etc., as in the arts and sciences
man about town:
If you describe someone as a man about town or a woman about town, you mean that they are sophisticated, like to go out and spend money, and have a busy social life.
the rights, claimed by and for women, of equal privileges and opportunities with men
a man/woman of his/her word:
If you refer to someone as a man of his word or a woman of her word, you mean that they always keep their promises and can be relied on.
man of the world:
If you say that someone is a man of the world or a woman of the world, you mean that they are experienced and know about the practical or social aspects of life, and are not easily shocked by immoral or dishonest actions.