old woman


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old woman

n
1. an informal term for mother1, wife1
2. a timid, fussy, or cautious person
ˌold-ˈwomanish adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.old woman - a woman who is oldold woman - a woman who is old      
beldam, beldame - a woman of advanced age
granny - an old woman
beldam, beldame, crone, hag, witch - an ugly evil-looking old woman
mother - a term of address for an elderly woman
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
2.old woman - herb with greyish leaves found along the east coast of North America; used as an ornamental plant
genus Artemisia - usually aromatic shrubs or herbs of north temperate regions and South Africa and western South America: wormwood; sagebrush; mugwort; tarragon
wormwood - any of several low composite herbs of the genera Artemisia or Seriphidium

old woman

noun senior citizen, old lady, pensioner (slang), retired person, old age pensioner, elder, coffin-dodger (slang), elderly person, O.A.P. (Brit.) a contemptible thief who mugged an old woman
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The flutter of her manner, in the unwonted noise of the streets; the spare shawl, carried unfolded on her arm; the heavy umbrella, and little basket; the loose long-fingered gloves, to which her hands were unused; all bespoke an old woman from the country, in her plain holiday clothes, come into Coketown on an expedition of rare occurrence.
In a little while, the door was opened a tiny crack: the old woman eyed her visitor with evident distrust through the crack, and nothing could be seen but her little eyes, glittering in the darkness.
An old woman it was who looked at her through faded blue eyes, sunken deep in a wrinkled and toothless face.
Gerda called still louder, and an old woman then came out of the cottage, leaning upon a crooked stick.
He was still absorbed in contemplating his good fortune, when a knock came to his door, and on opening it he found an old woman standing outside.
The old woman seated herself on the trunk of the fallen tree, threw aside the hood that shrouded her gray locks, and beckoned her companion to draw near.
Here, Robin, change your raiment with me, and we will see if my lord knows an old woman when he sees her.
The bean said: 'I too have escaped with a whole skin, but if the old woman had got me into the pan, I should have been made into broth without any mercy, like my comrades.
As I went on my way alone to-day, at the hour when the sun declineth, there met me an old woman, and she spake thus unto my soul:
But the little old woman walked up to Dorothy, made a low bow and said, in a sweet voice:
Then he saw an old woman with a shaking head coming towards him; but she was a witch.
This boy remembered nothing of his parents, for he had been brought when quite young to be reared by the old woman known as Mombi, whose reputation, I am sorry to say, was none of the best.