womanhood
noun Date: 14th century 1. a. the state of being a woman b. the distinguishing character or qualities of a woman or of womankind 2. women, womankind

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  • Womanhood — Wom an*hood, n. 1. The state of being a woman; the distinguishing character or qualities of a woman, or of womankind. [1913 Webster] Unspotted faith, and comely womanhood. Spenser. [1913 Webster] Perhaps the smile and the tender tone Came out of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • womanhood — index majority (adulthood) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • womanhood — late 14c., condition of being a woman, also qualities or characteristics considered natural to a woman, from WOMAN (Cf. woman) + HOOD (Cf. hood). Meaning women collectively is attested from 1520s …   Etymology dictionary

  • womanhood — ► NOUN 1) the state or condition of being a woman. 2) women considered collectively. 3) the qualities traditionally associated with women …   English terms dictionary

  • womanhood — [woom′ənhood΄] n. [ME womanhode: see WOMAN & HOOD] 1. the state or time of being a woman 2. womanly qualities; womanliness 3. women collectively …   English World dictionary

  • womanhood — [[t]w ʊmənhʊd[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Womanhood is the state of being a woman rather than a girl, or the period of a woman s adult life. Here she is on the threshold of womanhood... Pregnancy is a natural part of womanhood. 2) N UNCOUNT You can refer… …   English dictionary

  • womanhood — n. to reach womanhood * * * [ wʊmənhʊd] to reach womanhood …   Combinatory dictionary

  • womanhood — wom|an|hood [ wumən,hud ] noun uncount 1. ) the state of being a woman, or the period of time when someone is a woman: She grew into womanhood without ever knowing her father. 2. ) FORMAL all women considered as a group: His remarks are an insult …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • womanhood — UK [ˈwʊmənˌhʊd] / US noun [uncountable] 1) the state of being a woman, or the period of time when someone is a woman She grew into womanhood without ever knowing her father. 2) formal all women considered as a group His remarks are an insult to… …   English dictionary

  • womanhood — /woom euhn hood /, n. 1. the state of being a woman; womanly character or qualities. 2. women collectively: American womanhood. [1325 75; ME; see WOMAN, HOOD] * * * …   Universalium

  • womanhood — manhood / womanhood [n] physical maturity and strength of adult male or female adulthood, coming of age*, fecundity, femininity, fertility, manfulness, manliness, masculinity, mettle, potency, virility, womanliness, womanness; concepts 633,715… …   New thesaurus

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