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English adjective: female

1. female being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop


SamplesA female heir.
Female holly trees bear the berries.


Similaregg-producing, female, pistillate, young-bearing


See alsofeminine


Attributegender, sex, sexuality


Domain categorybiological science, biology


Antonymsmale, androgynous

2. female characteristic of or peculiar to a woman


SamplesFemale sensitiveness.
Female suffrage.


Synonymsdistaff


Similarfeminine


Antonymsmasculine

3. female for or pertaining to or composed of women or girls


SamplesThe female lead in the play.
A female chorus.


Similarfemale


Antonymsmale, androgynous


English noun: female

1. female (animal) an animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa)


Broader (hypernym)animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna


Narrower (hyponym)dam, female mammal, filly, hen


Antonymsmale

2. female (person) a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies


Synonymsfemale person


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


Narrower (hyponym)adult female, female child, female offspring, foster sister, foster-sister, girl, girl wonder, little girl, woman, woman


Part holonymfemale body


Antonymsmale person, male









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