• WordNet 3.6
    • v womanize to give a (more) feminine, effeminate, or womanly quality or appearance to "This hairdo feminizes the man"
    • v womanize have amorous affairs; of men "He has been womanizing for years"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A good-appearin' woman A good-appearin' woman
Woman sweeping Woman sweeping
Bohemian Woman Bohemian Woman
Woman with horn Woman with horn

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Every eleven minutes in the U.S., a woman dies of breast cancer
    • v. t Womanize To make like a woman; to make effeminate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The tallest woman in the world is American Sandy Allen who is 7 feet 7 inches
    • womanize To make effeminate; make womanish; soften.
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  • Lord Byron
    “In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.”
  • Dale Carnegie
    “Tell me what gives a man or woman their greatest pleasure and I'll tell you their philosophy of life.”
  • Josh Billings
    “Woman's influence is powerful, especially when she wants something.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    “Man has will, but woman has her way.”
  • Amelia Earhart
    Amelia Earhart
    “The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.”
  • D. H. Lawrence
    “The one woman who never gives herself is your free woman, who is always giving herself.”


Scarlet woman - This idiom is used as a pejorative term for a sexually promiscuous woman, especially an adulteress.
Yesterday's man or Yesterday's woman - Someone, especially a politician or celebrity, whose career is over or on the decline is yesterday's man or woman.


In literature:

The movement had been sufficient to show more clearly the characteristics of the figure, and that it was a woman's.
"The Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy
Let me see the real woman, the good woman.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
And she would make a friend of the woman if the woman wished it.
"Phineas Finn" by Anthony Trollope
No woman was permitted to enter, unless for the purpose of carrying food to the inmates.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
That does change a woman.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
On another morning he told me that Caruso the singer had married a woman who was his sister-in-law.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
She's not so much on looks, but Fanny is a good little woman, a mighty good little woman.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
But she was a very feminine woman and, to her, a man's future always seemed to matter more than a woman's.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
And among other things, he wanted the woman's beauty of the woman whom he coveted.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
This was woman's business, and wise male that he was he maintained an amused neutrality.
"One Woman's Life" by Robert Herrick
Nearly every man a woman wants is either mated or has sworn off in some way.
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine
And is not the object of their worship a woman?
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
After all a woman was a woman.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
After all, to be jealous is only a woman's way of paying tribute to another woman's charms.
"The Film of Fear" by Arnold Fredericks
Years had elapsed I think since a woman had done so to me, then it was by a French woman.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
I would gladly believe that the Sabbath in its then shape was woman's work, the work of such a desperate woman as the Witch was then.
"La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages" by Jules Michelet
She was obviously a capable woman, a woman of affairs.
"The Return of the Prodigal" by May Sinclair
He would dominate any woman he married.
"Ancestors" by Gertrude Atherton
A few minutes later I was hurriedly summoned, when the woman, between hysterical sobs, informed me that she had been robbed.
"An Artist in Crime" by Rodrigues Ottolengui
We should admire her genius and her powers without feeling the sensation of wonder that these should be possessed by a woman.
"Greek Women" by Mitchell Carroll

In poetry:

'Tis but a woman, pale and faint,--
As woman oft may prove,
Whose eagle spirit soars beyond
The home-flight of the dove.
"A Ballad Of 1812" by Sarah Anne Curzon
Not by human flesh and blood;
By the Spirit of our God
Was the Word of God made flesh,
Woman's offspring, pure and fresh.
"Savior of the Nations, Come" by Martin Luther
With Louis' chance it went not well
When at herself she raged;
A woman, of whom men might tell
She doted, crazed and aged.
"Archduchess Anne" by George Meredith
She said there was a little bark
Upon the roaring wave,
And there was a woman there who'd been
To see her husband's grave.
"Gondoline" by Henry Kirke White
Go and ask of Margaret Garner,
Who's now in prison bound,
(No braver woman e'er hath trod,
Columbia's slave-cursed ground
"Liberty Or Death" by James Madison Bell
Beside her, in the hearth's sweet blaze
And leaning on her knee,
Is one—a woman in her ways—
Though but a child is she.
"Connelbush" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

The Florida Highway Patrol says a Georgia woman was killed, another woman was injured and a driver fled the scene in Panama City Beach.
A Novato woman was arrested on robbery and assault allegations Wednesday after an incident involving a costumed fairy and a gun-packing woman in military fatigues, police said.
A Muncie woman was arrested Monday night after she allegedly struck another woman with a baseball - 12:59 pm.
Nominations for the Quintessential Woman Award, honoring a local woman who has inspired other women, will be accepted until Sept 15.
Most are either labeled Portrait of a Man or Portrait of a Woman and, in one case, Portrait of a Man and Woman.
Enjoy the beautiful music of Celtic Woman during Celtic Woman: Believe on Wednesday, November 28th .
Eugene woman dies after being hit by van on Royal Ave. (KMTR) – A Eugene woman has died from her injuries after being hit by a van Tuesday night in west Eugene.
The woman who insisted Samantha Kematch's first baby be made a permanent ward of Child and Family Services was clear she feared for any future children the young woman might have.
(AP) Lafourche Parish authorities say a woman's partly nude body has been found in woods near Golden Meadow, one day after a severely beaten and partly nude woman was found in a Thibodaux cane field.
Woman drives another woman to pawn shop , then robs her.
Detectives are trying to identify this woman who robbed a 60-year-old woman after driving her to a pawn shop in Mangonia Park.
Certainly, not every good man comes with a good woman by his side - any woman, for that matter - but that's up to him.
A 46-year-old man from Murrayville was having a smoke with a woman outside a bar on East Broad Street at about 1 am Sunday when the woman's ex-husband approached and spit in his face, Athens-Clarke police said.
Police are searching for a woman who pepper- sprayed another woman on Durant Avenue on Wednesday and then tried to steal her purse.
Woman fatally stabbed , 2 teens injured in Rockaways The NYPD is investigating a stabbing spree in Queens in which a woman was killed and two teenage girls were injured.

In science:

Supported by research grant “Black holes and gravitational waves” of Ewha Womans University.
Kerr black holes in horizon-generating form
Heinsbroek. A woman who made the past two years very happy.
New aspects of the ddc-lemma
April Greenside, a young woman in her late-twenties, has recently started running long distance races.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
April Greenside, a young woman in her late-twenties, has recently started running.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
C.1 April, The Runner April Greenside, a young woman in her late-twenties, has recently started running long distance races.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
The women and social events constitute a bipartite network; an edge exists between a woman and a social event if the woman was in attendance at the event.
Overlapping Community Detection in Bipartite Networks
Despite their (unusually) high representation in the graduate student population, every single woman at this meeting identified balancing family and career as a daunting problem potentially threatening her future participation in the field.
Challenges facing young astrophysicists
Finally, we generate MG as a 100 × 6 binary table where the first three genres will be considered to be manly and the last three genres will be considered to be womanly.
Query Significance in Databases via Randomizations
For each movie in the relation, we select two genres as follows: for the first 60 movies we select a genre from the manly genres with a probability of 0.9 and from the womanly genres with a probability of 0.1.
Query Significance in Databases via Randomizations
For each man m (and woman w), there is a ranking ≻m (respectively ≻w ) over all women W (resp. men M ) such that w ≻m w′ indicates that m prefers being matched to m than to m′ .
Social Networks and Stable Matchings in the Job Market
We fit logistic regression models with random intercepts to model whether or not a woman had high blood pressure as a function of her body mass index, whether she was on hypertensive medication, and a trend over the visits.
Misspecifying the Shape of a Random Effects Distribution: Why Getting It Wrong May Not Matter
Figure 4: Electronic waste recycling in the Third World: A woman is decomposing electronic waste into its raw materials, trying to retrieve valuable component materials like gold and copper which they sell to local scrap dealers.
Modern consumerism and the waste problem
If F(S) = {-eS }, whenever #S > 3, then we have a possible generalization of the man, woman and child problem of Alkan (1988).
Stable Outcomes For Contract Choice Problems
Trusting one of these new hypotheses becomes at first glance difficult to argue when only considering two random samples of size n in each population without the knowledge of sex (man or woman).
Tests on components of density mixtures
Let p1 and p2 (resp. q1 and q2 ) denote the density functions of the random variables W.R.(I ) |man and W.R.(I ) |woman (resp. W.R.(P ) |man and W.R.(P ) |woman ).
Tests on components of density mixtures