Definitions for femaleˈfi meɪl
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word female
an animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa)
female, female person(adj)
a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies
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"
characteristic of or peculiar to a woman
"female sensitiveness"; "female suffrage"
for or pertaining to or composed of women or girls
"the female lead in the play"; "a female chorus"
Someone or something of feminine sex or gender.
Belonging or referring to the sex which is generally characterized as the one associated with the larger gametes (for species which have two sexes and for which this distinction can be made), which in humans and many other species is the sex which produces eggs.
Having an internal socket, as in a connector or pipe fitting.
Origin: From femele, from femella, from femella, diminutive of femina. The English spelling was remodelled under the influence of male, which is not etymologically related. Compare man and woman.
an individual of the sex which conceives and brings forth young, or (in a wider sense) which has an ovary and produces ova
a plant which produces only that kind of reproductive organs which are capable of developing into fruit after impregnation or fertilization; a pistillate plant
belonging to the sex which conceives and gives birth to young, or (in a wider sense) which produces ova; not male
belonging to an individual of the female sex; characteristic of woman; feminine; as, female tenderness
having pistils and no stamens; pistillate; or, in cryptogamous plants, capable of receiving fertilization
Origin: [OE. femel, femal, F. femelle, fr. L. femella, dim. of femina woman. See Feminine.]
Female is the sex of an organism, or a part of an organism, which produces non-mobile ova. Most female mammals, including female humans, have two X chromosomes.
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Rank popularity for the word 'female' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3409
Rank popularity for the word 'female' in Nouns Frequency: #1094
Rank popularity for the word 'female' in Adjectives Frequency: #220
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