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
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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, 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
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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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It was an old woman, tall and shapely still, though withered by time, on whom his eyes fell when he stopped and turned.
This German was moving out then, and so the fourth floor on this staircase would be untenanted except by the old woman. "That's a good thing anyway," he thought to himself, as he rang the bell of the old woman's flat.
An old woman it was who looked at her through faded blue eyes, sunken deep in a wrinkled and toothless face.
Of the Flower-Garden At the Old Woman's Who Understood Witchcraft
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.
"And who is there by this green pool that can bring thee news from the ends of the earth?" cried the old woman, peering into the lady's face.
AN OLD WOMAN having lost the use of her eyes, called in a Physician to heal them, and made this bargain with him in the presence of witnesses: that if he should cure her blindness, he should receive from her a sum of money; but if her infirmity remained, she should give him nothing.
FOR three years following the disappearance of Prince Richard a bent old woman lived in the heart of London within a stone's throw of the King's palace.
The Bishop he came to the old woman's house, And called with furious mood, "Come let me soon see, and bring unto me That traitor, Robin Hood."
In a village dwelt a poor old woman, who had gathered together a dish of beans and wanted to cook them.
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: