Definition of Female

1. Noun. An animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa).

Generic synonyms: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna
Specialized synonyms: Hen, Dam, Female Mammal, Filly
Antonyms: Male

2. Adjective. Being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop. "Female holly trees bear the berries"
Attributes: Gender, Sex, Sexuality
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Similar to: Egg-producing, Young-bearing, Pistillate
Also: Feminine
Antonyms: Androgynous, Male
Derivative terms: Femaleness

3. Noun. A person who belongs to the sex that can have babies.

4. Adjective. Characteristic of or peculiar to a woman. "Female suffrage"
Exact synonyms: Distaff
Similar to: Feminine
Derivative terms: Distaff, Femaleness

5. Adjective. For or pertaining to or composed of women or girls. "A female chorus"
Derivative terms: Femaleness

Definition of Female

1. n. An individual of the sex which conceives and brings forth young, or (in a wider sense) which has an ovary and produces ova.

2. a. Belonging to the sex which conceives and gives birth to young, or (in a wider sense) which produces ova; not male.

Definition of Female

1. Adjective. Belonging or referring to the sex which is generally characterized as the one associated with the larger gametes (for species which have two sexes and for which this distinction can be made), which in humans and many other species is the sex which produces eggs. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: figuratively electronics) Having an internal socket, as in a connector or pipe fitting. ¹

3. Noun. Someone or something of feminine sex or gender. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Female

1. an individual that bears young or produces ova [n -S]

Medical Definition of Female

1. 1. An individual of the sex which conceives and brings forth young, or (in a wider sense) which has an ovary and produces ova. "The male and female of each living thing." (Drayton) 2. A plant which produces only that kind of reproductive organs which are capable of developing into fruit after impregnation or fertilization; a pistillate plant. Origin: OE. Femel, femal, F. Femelle, fr. L. Femella, dim. Of femina woman. See Feminine. 1. Belonging to the sex which conceives and gives birth to young, or (in a wider sense) which produces ova; not male. "As patient as the female dove When that her golden couplets are disclosed." (Shak) 2. Belonging to an individual of the female sex; characteristic of woman; feminine; as, female tenderness. "Female usurpation.'b8 (Milton) "To the generous decision of a female mind, we owe the discovery of America." (Belknap) 3. Having pistils and no stamens; pistillate; or, in cryptogamous plants, capable of receiving fertilization. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Female

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felwort
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femal
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female catheter
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female circumcisions

Literary usage of Female

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Anthropologist by American Anthropological Association (1890)
"Iron Shield ; Iron Shirt; Iron Star; Iron Star female; Iron Striking-itself ... female who made the Nation ; Good Nation ; Her Mysterious Nation ; His Large ..."

2. Transactions by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1830)
"female. CASE C. 1. Yunx Torquilla. Wryneck. Male. 2. Femal female. 3 & 4. ... female and Young. • mutus. Ptarmigan. Winter plumage. Summer plumage. *1. ..."

3. Journal by New York (N.Y.). Board of Education (1854)
"1091 of such an amount, that no kindergartner, or female teacher of girls' class other than those teaching grades of the last two years ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"females A most surprising fact appeared when a white-eyed female was paired to a wild, red- eyed male, ie, to an individual of an unrelated stock. ..."

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