Know vs Woman - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between know and woman

is that know is (lb) to perceive the truth or factuality of; to be certain of or that while woman is to staff with female labor.

As nouns the difference between know and woman

is that know is knowledge; the state of knowing while woman is an adult female human.



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  • (lb) To perceive the truth or factuality of; to be certain of or that.
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  • (lb) To be aware of; to be cognizant of.
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  • (lb) To be acquainted or familiar with; to have encountered.
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  • (lb) To experience.
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  • *1991 , Irvin Haas, Historic Homes of the American Presidents , p.155:
  • *:The Truman family knew good times and bad,.
  • (lb) To distinguish, to discern, particularly by contrast or comparison; to recognize the nature of.
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  • *(Bible)'', ''(w) 7.16 :
  • *:Ye shall know them by their fruits.
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  • *:The Bat—they called him the Bat.. He'd never been in stir, the bulls had never mugged him, he didn't run with a mob, he played a lone hand, and fenced his stuff so that even the fence couldn't swear he knew his face.
  • *1980 , Armored and mechanized brigade operations , p.3−29:
  • *:Flares do not know friend from foe and so illuminate both. Changes in wind direction can result in flare exposure of the attacker while defenders hide in the shadows.
  • (lb) To recognize as the same (as someone or something previously encountered) after an absence or change.
  • * (Thomas Flatman), Translation of Part of (Petronius) Arbiter's (Satyricon)
  • *:At nearer view he thought he knew the dead, / And call'd the wretched man to mind.
  • *1818 , (w), (Frankenstein) :
  • *:Ernest also is so much improved, that you would hardly know him:.
  • To understand from experience or study.
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  • (lb) To understand (a subject).
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  • To have sexual relations with.
  • *, (w) 4.1:
  • *:And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.
  • (lb) To have knowledge; to have information, be informed.
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  • *:“My Continental prominence is improving,” I commented dryly. ¶ Von Lindowe cut at a furze bush with his silver-mounted rattan. ¶ “Quite so,” he said as dryly, his hand at his mustache. “I may say if your intentions were known your life would not be worth a curse.”
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  • (lb) To be or become aware or cognizant.
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  • To be acquainted (with another person).
  • *1607 , (William Shakespeare), (Antony and Cleopatra) , :
  • *:You and I have known , sir.
  • Quotations

    * 1599 , (William Shakespeare), Julius Caesar , scene 1: *: O, that a man might know' / The end of this day's business ere it come! / But it sufficeth that the day will end, / And then the end is ' known . * 1839 , (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow), The Light of Stars'', ''Voices of the Night : *: O fear not in a world like this, / And thou shalt know' erelong, / ' Know how sublime a thing it is, / To suffer and be strong. *

    Usage notes

    * "Knowen" is found in some old texts as the past participle. * In some old texts, the form "know to [verb]" rather than "know how to [verb]" is found, e.g. Milton wrote "he knew himself to sing, and build the lofty rhymes".

    Derived terms

    * God knows * God only knows * it's not what you know but who you know * know about * know-all * know beans about * know from * know-how * know inside and out * know-it-all * knowledge * know like a book * know like the back of one's hand * know-nothing * know of * know one's ass from a hole in the ground * know one's own mind * know one's way around * know someone in the biblical sense * know which end is up * know which way is up * not know someone from Adam * the dear knows


    (en noun)
  • Knowledge; the state of knowing.
  • * 1623 , William Shakespeare, Hamlet (1623 first folio edition), act 5, scene 2:
  • That on the view and know of these Contents, death,

    Derived terms

    * in the know


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    (wikipedia woman)

    Alternative forms

    * womon, womyn, wymyn * wimmen, wimmen


  • An adult female human.
  • * Bible, (w) 2:22:
  • And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman .
  • * (John Ledyard) (1751-1789)
  • I have observed among all nations that the women ornament themselves more than the men
  • * 1887 , Helen Campbell, Prisoners of poverty: their trades and their lives , p.120:
  • But this woman' is a nice German ' woman that fell on the ice and sprained her ankle last winter, and we saw to her well as we could till she got better.
  • (lb) All females collectively; womankind.
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  • *:“[…] it is not fair of you to bring against mankind double weapons ! Dangerous enough you are as woman alone, without bringing to your aid those gifts of mind suited to problems which men have been accustomed to arrogate to themselves.”
  • * 1997 , Bob Grant, Let's Be Heard , p.42:
  • For if modern woman is so intent on keeping her surname alive, why not demand it be passed along to her children?
  • * 2011 , Eileen Gray and the Design of Sapphic Modernity: Staying In , p.109:
  • Unsurprisingly, if modern man is a sort of camera, modern woman is a picture.
  • A wife (or sometimes a or girlfriend).
  • * 1914 , , Study of Thomas Hardy and Other Essays , chapter 7: "Of Being and Not-Being":
  • And then, when he lies with his woman , the man may concurrently be with God, and so get increase of his soul.
  • A female who is extremely fond of or devoted to a specified type of thing.
  • * 2004 , Hyveth Williams, Secrets of a Happy Heart: A Fresh Look at the Sermon on the Mount , p.70:
  • Perhaps my problem is that I am a cat woman . I can't imagine any finicky feline (and they all are that at one time or another) slobbering over anyone, even a beloved owner, the way a dog does.
  • A female attendant or servant.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • By her woman I sent your message.


    * see * female * lady


    * (age ): girl * (gender ): man

    Derived terms

    * cleaning woman * firewoman * gentlewoman * kept woman * little woman * medicine woman * old woman * other woman * policewoman * womanish * womanly * womanhood * woman suffrage * woman's work * womenfolk * womenhood * women’s lib


    (en verb)
  • To staff with female labor.
  • * 1956 , Rex Stout, Three Witnesses , The Viking Press, page 54
  • Apparently the Sixty-ninth Street office of Bagby Answers, Inc., was being womaned for the day from other offices.
  • * 1990 , Stephen King, The stand: the complete & uncut edition
  • Gus Dinsmore, the public beach parking lot attendent, said he guessed that so many cars must be just stopped dead along the road that even those manned (or womaned ) by able drivers would be unable to move.
  • * 2010 , Julia Glass, The Widower's Tale , page 77
  • The information desk is now manned (womaned ) by someone whose main job is to help you reserve time slots for the computers or guide you through the arduous process of “logging on.”
  • To make effeminate or womanish.
  • * 1598 , , III. ii. 50:
  • I have felt so many quirks of joy and grief / That the first face of neither on the start / Can woman me unto't.
  • To furnish with, or unite to, a woman.
  • * 1603 , , III. iv. 191:
  • And think it no addition, nor my wish, / To have him see me woman'd .

    See also

    * fair sex * female * feminine * femme * gal * girl * goddess * lady * weaker vessel *