Hypertext Webster Gateway: "girl"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Girl \Girl\, n. [OE. girle, gerle, gurle, a girl (in sense 1):
cf. LG. g["o]r child.]
1. A young person of either sex; a child. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

2. A female child, from birth to the age of puberty; a young

3. A female servant; a maidservant. [U. S.]

4. (Zo["o]l.) A roebuck two years old. [Prov. Eng.]

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: a young woman; "a young lady of 18" [syn: {miss}, {missy}, {young
lady}, {young woman}, {fille}]
2: a youthful female person; "the baby was a girl"; "the girls
were just learning to ride a tricycle" [syn: {female child},
{little girl}] [ant: {male child}, {male child}]
3: a female human offspring; "her daughter cared for her in her
old age" [syn: {daughter}] [ant: {son}, {son}]
4: a girl or young woman with whom a man is romantically
involved; "his girlfriend kicked him out" [syn: {girlfriend},
{lady friend}]
5: a friendly informal reference to a grown woman; "Mrs. Smith
was just one of the girls"

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