Matronhood \Ma"tron*hood\, n. The state of being a matron. [1913 Webster]

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  • matronhood — ma·tron·hood …   English syllables

  • matronhood — ˈmā.trənˌhu̇d noun : the quality or state of being a matron …   Useful english dictionary

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  • womanhood — Synonyms and related words: adulthood, adultness, age of consent, distaff side, driving age, fair sex, female sex, femaleness, feminacy, feminality, femineity, feminineness, femininity, flower of age, full age, full bloom, full growth,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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  • womanhood — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The state of being a woman] Syn. adulthood, maturity, majority, womanliness, sexual prime, nubility, marriageable age, maidenhood, matronhood, spinsterhood, muliebrity, puberty. 2. [Womankind] Syn. the fair sex, womenfolk,… …   English dictionary for students

  • Woman — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Woman >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 woman woman she her female petticoat GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 feminality feminality muliebrity Sgm: N 2 womanhood womanhood &c.(adolescence) 131 …   English dictionary for students

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