Capitol vs. capital? What's the difference?


[woo m-uh n-kahynd] /ˈwʊm ənˌkaɪnd/
women, as distinguished from men; the female sex.
Origin of womankind
1325-75; Middle English; see woman, kind2
Can be confused
humankind, mankind, womankind. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for womankind
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • And the conversation, thus re-established, developed on the same lines until the vanishing-point of the army of womankind.

    It Never Can Happen Again William De Morgan
  • For she was wise and shrewd—of that pure leaven of womankind which leaveneth all the rest.

    Roden's Corner Henry Seton Merriman
  • As for the fair Birdalone, her pleasure in fine stuffs and rich embroideries is unsurpassed in the annals of womankind.

    William Morris Elizabeth Luther Cary
  • But his knowledge of womankind warned him that he must not be too hasty.

  • Having thus rendered himself attractive to womankind, he turns his attention to the girl whom he particularly desires to win.

  • I cannot give her any other epithet; for I think her superior to all womankind.'

    Art in England Dutton Cook
  • But womankind has never been encouraged to adopt the policy of the greatest good to the greatest number.

    We Can't Have Everything Rupert Hughes
  • What we have to do is to consider work for women as a whole, with all that it involves for womankind.

    The Arena Various
  • But Bertha, not a bad sample of womankind, had made a vow she would only marry that man who would work her father's press.

    The Antiquary, Complete Sir Walter Scott
British Dictionary definitions for womankind


the female members of the human race; women collectively
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for womankind

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for womankind

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for womankind