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wom·an·kind

 (wo͝om′ən-kīnd′)
n.
Women considered as a group.
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womankind

(ˈwʊmənˌkaɪnd)
n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) the female members of the human race; women collectively
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wom•an•kind

(ˈwʊm ənˌkaɪnd)

n.
women as distinguished from men.
[1325–75]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.womankind - women as distinguished from men
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
fair sex, womanhood, woman - women as a class; "it's an insult to American womanhood"; "woman is the glory of creation"; "the fair sex gathered on the veranda"
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womankind

noun women, womenfolk, the female sex, womenkind Childbearing is womankind's chief role in life.
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womankind

noun
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Translations
kvindekønnetkvinderne
kvenkyniî, konur yfirleitt
ženy
kadın milletikadınlar

womankind

[ˈwʊmənˈkaɪnd] Nmujeres fpl, sexo m femenino
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womankind

[ˌwʊmənˈkaɪnd] nla femme
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womankind

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womankind

[ˈwʊmənˌkaɪnd] n (frm) → le donne
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woman

(ˈwumən) plural women (ˈwimin) noun
1. an adult human female. His sisters are both grown women now; (also adjective) a woman doctor; women doctors.
2. a female domestic daily helper. We have a woman who comes in to do the cleaning.
-woman sometimes used instead of -man when the person performing an activity is a woman, as in chairwoman
ˈwomanhood noun
the state of being a woman. She will reach womanhood in a few years' time.
ˈwomankind, womenkind (ˈwimin-) nouns
women generally.
ˈwomanly adjective
(showing qualities) natural or suitable to a woman. a womanly figure; womanly charm.
ˈwomanliness noun
ˈwomenfolk (ˈwimin-) noun plural
female people, especially female relatives.
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References in classic literature ?
No enemy has set foot upon your soil, no Englishman has seen his womankind dishonoured or his home crumble into ashes.
She surpassed the tribe of womankind in beauty and in height; and in wisdom none vied with her of those whom mortal women bare of union with mortal men.
But he may please to consider, that the caprices of womankind are not limited by any climate or nation, and that they are much more uniform, than can be easily imagined.
But the circumstance was sufficient to lead him to select Tess in preference to the other pretty milkmaids when he wished to contemplate contiguous womankind.
Scattered upon the flimsy dresser scarf were half a dozen hairpins--those discreet, indistinguishable friends of womankind, feminine of gender, infinite of mood and uncommunicative of tense.
Thus when Dolly began to get a little better, and passed into that stage in which matrons hold that remonstrance and argument may be successfully applied, her mother represented to her, with tears in her eyes, that if she had been flurried and worried that day, she must remember it was the common lot of humanity, and in especial of womankind, who through the whole of their existence must expect no less, and were bound to make up their minds to meek endurance and patient resignation.
She was his only representative of womankind. He took unfailing note of every charm that appertained to her sex, and saw the ripeness of her lips, and the virginal development of her bosom.
"By this sword which Queen Eleanor gave me!" he said impetuously; "and which was devoted to the service of all womankind, I take oath that Prince John and all his armies shall not harm you!"
"Never more--from that sweet moment-- Gazed he on womankind; He was dumb to love and wooing And to all their graces blind.
In short, it was plain that a vicar might be adored by his womankind as the king of men and preachers, and yet be held by them to stand in much need of their direction.
Now I believe that to Prince Maiyo Japan stands far above the whole world of womankind. I believe that for her sake he would go to very great lengths indeed."
And at the dinner, where, with their womankind, were half a dozen of those that sat in high places, and where Martin found himself quite the lion, Judge Blount, warmly seconded by Judge Hanwell, urged privately that Martin should permit his name to be put up for the Styx - the ultra-select club to which belonged, not the mere men of wealth, but the men of attainment.