Definitions of species

  1. A kind; sort.
  2. a specific kind of something; " a species of molecule"; " a species of villainy"
  3. Visible or sensible presentation; appearance; a sensible percept received by the imagination; an image.
  4. A group of individuals agreeing in common attributes, and designated by a common name; a conception subordinated to another conception, called a genus, or generic conception, from which it differs in containing or comprehending more attributes, and extending to fewer individuals. Thus, man is a species, under animal as a genus; and man, in its turn, may be regarded as a genus with respect to European, American, or the like, as species.
  5. In science, a more or less permanent group of existing things or beings, associated according to attributes, or properties determined by scientific observation.
  6. A sort; a kind; a variety; as, a species of low cunning; a species of generosity; a species of cloth.
  7. Coin, or coined silver, gold, ot other metal, used as a circulating medium; specie.
  8. A public spectacle or exhibition.
  9. An officinal mixture or compound powder of any kind; esp., one used for making an aromatic tea or tisane; a tea mixture.
  10. The form or shape given to materials; fashion or shape; form; figure.
  11. A group of animals or plants agreeing in common characteristics and called by a common name; a subdivision of a genus or class; kind; sort; variety.
  12. A group of individuals having common marks or characteristics:- subordinate to a GENUS.
  13. Group agreeing in certain distinctive characteristics; sort; kind.
  14. A class of natural objects having common qualities; a class of plants or animals such as has been or may be derived by germination or generation from a common root or stock; the subdivision of a genus; sort; kind; appearance to the senses or the mind.
  15. A sort; a kind; a race; a group of individuals or objects sufficiently identical in all their natural qualities to justify the conclussion that they may have sprung from a common stock; a collection of like individuals produced by other individuals equally like them; a rank subordinate to a genus; a group of individuals agreeing in common attributes, and designated by a common name; in med., the component part of a compound medicine.
  16. A term used in the natural sciences to denote a group of closely- allied individuals: the division is purely artificial.