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Definitions of female

  1. characteristic of or peculiar to a woman; " female sensitiveness"; " female suffrage"
  2. an animal that produces gametes ( ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes ( spermatozoa)
  3. a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies
  4. ( 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"
  5. for or composed of women or girls; " the female lead in the play"; " a female chorus"
  6. 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"
  7. An individual of the sex which conceives and brings forth young, or ( in a wider sense) which has an ovary and produces ova.
  8. A plant which produces only that kind of reproductive organs which are capable of developing into fruit after impregnation or fertilization; a pistillate plant.
  9. Belonging to the sex which conceives and gives birth to young, or ( in a wider sense) which produces ova; not male.
  10. Belonging to an individual of the female sex; characteristic of woman; feminine; as, female tenderness.
  11. Having pistils and no stamens; pistillate; or, in cryptogamous plants, capable of receiving fertilization.
  12. 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.
  13. Pertaining to that sex which produces young; feminine; womanly; having pistils without stamens.
  14. 1. In zoology, noting the sex to which those belong that bear the young or the sexual cell which, when impregnated by union with the male cell, develops into a new organism. 2. In botany, pistillate, having pistils but not stamens.
  15. The sex with womb, ovaries, etc.
  16. Of the sex that produces young; pertaining to females; ( bot.) having a pistil or fruit- bearing organ.
  17. One of the female sex.
  18. Of the sex that produces young.
  19. Of or pertaining to the sex that brings forth young or produces ova; feminine.
  20. A person or animal of the female sex.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. One of that sex which conceives and brings forth young.
  24. Not male; pert. to the sex that brings forth young; delicate; female- screw, a spiral- threaded cavity into which another screw turns; the nut.
  25. A pistillate flower ; a female animal, i. e. an egg- producing or young- producing animal - symbol.
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Antonyms for female

gynandromorphous, phallic, hermaphroditic, butch, neuter, unisex, hoydenish, virile, unfeminine, tomboyish, masculine, Amazonian, boyish, antheral, mannish, male person, staminate, unladylike, intersexual, male, gynandromorphic, manly, young-begetting, epicene, macho, hermaphrodite, unwomanly, androgynous, priapic, pseudohermaphroditic, pseudohermaphrodite, manlike.

Quotes of female

  1. No longer is the female destined solely for the home and the rearing of the family and only the male for the marketplace and the world of ideas. – William J. Brennan, Jr.
  2. Often I am asked if there is any such thing as a female serial killer. – Pat Brown
  3. Oh, I wouldn't want to go on a date with a female celebrity. I'd rather go on a date with a real woman. – Casper Van Dien
  4. Anthropology in general has always been fairly hospitable to female scholars, and even to feminist scholars. – Clifford Geertz
  5. There has never been a female director who has won an Oscar. There has only been one woman who won at the Cannes Film Festival. – Salma Hayek
  6. I said I thought female labour of the sort exacted from these slaves, and corporal chastisement such as they endure, must be abhorrent to any manly or humane man. – Fanny Kemble
  7. For the female of the species is more deadly than the male. – Rudyard Kipling
  8. It was just really, really tough getting anything when you were a female Basically, I just took advantage of everything I could. But when people are going to flat out tell you they're not going to hire anyone that's female there's not much you can do about it. – Shannon Lucid
  9. The concept of romantic love affords a means of emotional manipulation which the male is free to exploit, since love is the only circumstance in which the female is( ideologically) pardoned for sexual activity. – Kate Millett
  10. The clearest explanation for the failure of any marriage is that the two people are incompatible; that is, that one is male and the other female – Anna Quindlen
  11. And I think a woman should find it a joy to be female because God made both male and female – Little Richard
  12. Men's magazines often feature pictures of naked ladies. Women's magazines also often feature pictures of naked ladies. This is because the female body is a beautiful work of art, while the male body is hairy and lumpy and should not be seen by the light of day. – Richard Roeper
  13. In the USA there is no female equivalent to god. – Tina Turner
  14. Very learned women are to be found, in the same manner as female warriors; but they are seldom or ever inventors. – Voltaire

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
  3. And a young female at that! – The Heart of Arethusa by Francis Barton Fox
  4. He's been thinking what he'd do, laughed Jack, if the stout female personage in yonder small canoe overbalanced and fell in. – Men, Women and Guns by H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
  5. What in thunder's wrong with the female – News from the Duchy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  6. About, too, to make his formal entrance into the great world, he could not have secured a more valuable and accomplished female friend. – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli
  7. Amos did so, and was entering by the low massive door, when to his astonishment a female figure pushed past him into the open air. – Amos Huntingdon by T.P. Wilson
  8. Presently others began to arrive, a few at a time, all of them female slaves or their children. – Si'Wren of the Patriarchs by Roland Cheney
  9. She was not in the least like what my half- conscious glance at the female in black had taken her to be. – The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William J. Locke
  10. I glanced hastily away before my eye had quite caught hers; but no female thing needs to give a whole eye to what is going on around her. – The Motor Maid by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
  11. " In female dress, Leonora? – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  12. Ifabi, the wife of Adako, has a female child. – Sanders of the River by Edgar Wallace
  13. Then, too, I've had a little money, and going through the needle's eye is easy business compared to losing the respect of Westville so long as you've got money- unless, of course," he added, " you're a female lawyer. – Counsel for the Defense by Leroy Scott
  14. I am female George." – A Damsel in Distress by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
  15. So that is a female doctor, is it? – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  16. It seemed like it, since no human girl would blush like that at the mention of a female friend. – An Unknown Lover by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  17. I rather believe it to be caused by the number of female slaves that find their way into the market. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  18. Nearly all of them slaves, too, so there's no variety, except that some are female – The Golden Silence by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  19. The flames were less bright, and he could not see the female who had been at the window when he went for the ladder. – The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat
  20. It is a strange thing, every time I see M'Clare I am startled all over again at how good- looking he is; seems I forget it between times which is maybe why I never fell for him as most female students do. – The Lost Kafoozalum by Pauline Ashwell