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Definitions of female

  1. a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. An individual of the sex which conceives and brings forth young, or (in a wider sense) which has an ovary and produces ova. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A human being or animal of the sex which bears young; woman; the plant or flower which bears the pistil and receives the pollen of the male flower. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. One of the female sex. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. A person or animal of the female sex. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Among animals, one of that sex which conceives and brings forth young; among plants, that which produces fruit; that which bears the pistil, and receives the pollen of the male flowers. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. One of that sex which conceives and brings forth young. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. A pistillate flower ; a female animal, i.e. an egg-producing or young-producing animal -symbol. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  9. characteristic of or peculiar to a woman; "female sensitiveness"; "female suffrage" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. (biology) being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop; "a female heir"; "female holly trees bear the berries" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. for or composed of women or girls; "the female lead in the play"; "a female chorus" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. Belonging to the sex which conceives and gives birth to young, or (in a wider sense) which produces ova; not male. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Belonging to an individual of the female sex; characteristic of woman; feminine; as, female tenderness. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Having pistils and no stamens; pistillate; or, in cryptogamous plants, capable of receiving fertilization. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Pertaining to that sex which produces young; feminine; womanly; having pistils without stamens. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Of the sex that produces young; pertaining to females; (bot.) having a pistil or fruit-bearing organ. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Of the sex that produces young. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. Of or pertaining to the sex that brings forth young or produces ova; feminine. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Pertaining to the sex which produces young; pertaining to females; feminine; soft; delicate; bearing the pistil. A female screw, the spiral-threaded cavity into which a screw works. A female die, the concave die into which the male or convex die is struck. Female rhymes, rhymes which consist of a long syllable and a short, so called because in French they end in e, feminine. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. Not male; pert. to the sex that brings forth young; delicate; female-screw, a spiral-threaded cavity into which another screw turns; the nut. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for female

  1. Well, Father John, as you think it will be of so much service to Feemy, and as, as you say, she has no mother, poor girl, of her own, and no female friend that she can look to, I'll ask her over here. – The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope
  2. " Nay, Squire," she retorted sharply, " pray try to praise me to my female friends." – The Nest of the Sparrowhawk by Baroness Orczy
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