Woman, female, lady are nouns referring to adult human beings who are biologically female; that is, capable of bearing offspring. Woman is the general term. ... Lady meaning “refined, polite woman” is a term of approval or praise: a real lady in all things; to behave like a lady.
the female human being, as distinguished from a girl or a man. an adult female person. a female attendant to a lady of rank. a wife. ... women collectively: Woman is no longer subordinate to man.