Definitions of female

  1. a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies
  2. An individual of the sex which conceives and brings forth young, or ( in a wider sense) which has an ovary and produces ova.
  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.
  4. One of the female sex.
  5. A person or animal of the female sex.
  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.
  7. One of that sex which conceives and brings forth young.
  8. A pistillate flower ; a female animal, i. e. an egg- producing or young- producing animal - symbol.
  9. characteristic of or peculiar to a woman; " female sensitiveness"; " female suffrage"
  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"
  11. for or composed of women or girls; " the female lead in the play"; " a female chorus"
  12. Belonging to the sex which conceives and gives birth to young, or ( in a wider sense) which produces ova; not male.
  13. Belonging to an individual of the female sex; characteristic of woman; feminine; as, female tenderness.
  14. Having pistils and no stamens; pistillate; or, in cryptogamous plants, capable of receiving fertilization.
  15. Pertaining to that sex which produces young; feminine; womanly; having pistils without stamens.
  16. Of the sex that produces young; pertaining to females; ( bot.) having a pistil or fruit- bearing organ.
  17. Of the sex that produces young.
  18. Of or pertaining to the sex that brings forth young or produces ova; feminine.
  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.
  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.
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