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English noun: sex

1. sex (act) activities associated with sexual intercourse


SamplesThey had sex in the back seat.


Synonymssex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice


Broader (hypernym)activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process


Narrower (hyponym)arousal, autoeroticism, autoerotism, bestiality, bisexuality, bondage, breeding, carnal abuse, carnal knowledge, coition, coitus, conception, congress, conjugation, copulation, coupling, facts of life, foreplay, gayness, heterosexualism, heterosexuality, homoeroticism, homosexualism, homosexuality, intercourse, lechery, love, love life, lovemaking, making love, mating, outercourse, pairing, perversion, pleasure, procreation, promiscuity, promiscuousness, queerness, relation, reproduction, safe sex, sex act, sexual congress, sexual intercourse, sexual love, sexual perversion, sexual relation, sexual union, sleeping around, stimulation, straightness, union, zooerastia, zooerasty


Attributeheterosexual, homosexual

2. sex (group) either of the two categories (male or female) into which most organisms are divided


SamplesThe war between the sexes.


Broader (hypernym)category, class, family

3. sex (feeling) all of the feelings resulting from the urge to gratify sexual impulses


SamplesHe wanted a better sex life.
The film contained no sex or violence.


Synonymssexual urge


Broader (hypernym)feeling

4. sex (attribute) the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles


SamplesShe didn't want to know the sex of the foetus.


Synonymsgender, sexuality


Broader (hypernym)physiological property


Narrower (hyponym)androgyny, bisexuality, femaleness, feminineness, hermaphroditism, maleness, masculinity


Attributeandrogynous, asexual, female, male, nonsexual, sexual


English verb: sex

1. sex (emotion) stimulate sexually


SamplesThis movie usually arouses the male audience.


Synonymsarouse, excite, turn on, wind up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)excite, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir


Narrower (hyponym)tempt

2. sex (cognition) tell the sex (of young chickens)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)differentiate, distinguish, secern, secernate, separate, severalise, severalize, tell, tell apart









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