be one's own woman


be one's own woman
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  • be one's own woman — ► be one s own man (or woman) act independently. Main Entry: ↑own …   English terms dictionary

  • To be one's own mistress — Mistress Mis tress, n. [OE. maistress, OF. maistresse, F. ma[^i]tresse, LL. magistrissa, for L. magistra, fem. of magister. See {Master}, {Mister}, and cf. {Miss} a young woman.] 1. A woman having power, authority, or ownership; a woman who… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To be one's own man — Man Man (m[a^]n), n.; pl. {Men} (m[e^]n). [AS. mann, man, monn, mon; akin to OS., D., & OHG. man, G. mann, Icel. ma[eth]r, for mannr, Dan. Mand, Sw. man, Goth. manna, Skr. manu, manus, and perh. to Skr. man to think, and E. mind. [root]104. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A Room of One's Own — is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf. First published during 24 October 1929, [ [http://www.uah.edu/woolf/roompubhistory.html FAQ: A Room of One s Own, Publishing History] . Retrieved 7 August 2008.] it was based on a series of lectures she… …   Wikipedia

  • in one's own right — adverb by reason of one s own ability or ownership etc. she s a rich woman in her own right rather than by inheritance an excellent novel in its own right • Syn: ↑in his own right, ↑in her own right, ↑in its own right * * * phrasal : by title… …   Useful english dictionary

  • be one's own man (or woman) — act independently. → own …   English new terms dictionary

  • be one's own man — phrasal : to have command of oneself : not to be subject to another the college president must be his own man Harold Taylor * * * be one s own man To be independent, not answerable to anyone else • • • Main Entry: ↑man * * * be one s own man (or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • be one's own man — ► be one s own man (or woman) act independently. Main Entry: ↑own …   English terms dictionary

  • own — ► ADJECTIVE & PRONOUN 1) (with a possessive) belonging or relating to the person specified. 2) done or produced by the person specified. 3) particular to the person or thing specified; individual. ► VERB 1) possess. 2) formal admit or acknowledge …   English terms dictionary

  • woman — womanless, adj. /woom euhn/, n., pl. women /wim in/, v., adj. n. 1. the female human being (distinguished from man). 2. an adult female person. 3. a female attendant to a lady of rank. 4. a wife. 5. the nature, c …   Universalium


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