What does Female mean?

Definitions for Female
ˈfi meɪlFe·male

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. femalenoun

    an animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa)

  2. female, female personadjective

    a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies

  3. femaleadjective

    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"

  4. female, distaffadjective

    characteristic of or peculiar to a woman

    "female sensitiveness"; "female suffrage"

  5. femaleadjective

    for or pertaining to or composed of women or girls

    "the female lead in the play"; "a female chorus"

Wiktionary

  1. femalenoun

    Someone or something of feminine sex or gender.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. femaleadjective

    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.

    Etymology: 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.

  3. femaleadjective

    Having an internal socket, as in a connector or pipe fitting.

    Etymology: 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Femalenoun

    an individual of the sex which conceives and brings forth young, or (in a wider sense) which has an ovary and produces ova

    Etymology: [OE. femel, femal, F. femelle, fr. L. femella, dim. of femina woman. See Feminine.]

  2. Femalenoun

    a plant which produces only that kind of reproductive organs which are capable of developing into fruit after impregnation or fertilization; a pistillate plant

    Etymology: [OE. femel, femal, F. femelle, fr. L. femella, dim. of femina woman. See Feminine.]

  3. Femaleadjective

    belonging to the sex which conceives and gives birth to young, or (in a wider sense) which produces ova; not male

    Etymology: [OE. femel, femal, F. femelle, fr. L. femella, dim. of femina woman. See Feminine.]

  4. Femaleadjective

    belonging to an individual of the female sex; characteristic of woman; feminine; as, female tenderness

    Etymology: [OE. femel, femal, F. femelle, fr. L. femella, dim. of femina woman. See Feminine.]

  5. Femaleadjective

    having pistils and no stamens; pistillate; or, in cryptogamous plants, capable of receiving fertilization

    Etymology: [OE. femel, femal, F. femelle, fr. L. femella, dim. of femina woman. See Feminine.]

Freebase

  1. Female

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Female

    fē′māl, adj. of the sex that produces young: pertaining to females: (bot.) having a pistil or fruit-bearing organ.—n. one of the female sex, a woman.—ns. Femal′ity, Feminal′ity, the female nature.—adj. Fem′inal.—n. Feminē′ity, the quality of being female.—adj. Fem′inine, pertaining to women: tender: womanly: (gram.) the gender denoting females.—adv. Fem′ininely.—ns. Fem′inineness; Feminin′ity, the nature of the female sex.—Female screw, a screw cut upon the inward surface of a cylindrical hole in wood or metal; Feminine rhyme, a rhyme between words that terminate each in an unaccented syllable. [Fr. femelle—L. femella, dim. of femina, a woman.]

Editors Contribution

  1. female

    An animal or human being that produces ovum at a specific age of maturity and development.

    The female of the family and male of the family are equal.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

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Entomology

  1. Female

    designated by "O+" the astronomical sign for Venus: that sex in which the ova are developed. {Scanner's comment: The sign for Venus being an orthogonal cross or plus sign hanging vertically below a circle.}

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Female' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1690

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Female' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3409

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Female' in Nouns Frequency: #1094

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Female' in Adjectives Frequency: #220

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Female in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Female in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Female in a Sentence

  1. President Pranab Mukherjee:

    My government has approved the induction of women as short service commission officers and as fighter pilots in the Indian Air Force. In the future, my government will induct women in all the fighter streams of our armed forces, in our country 'Shakti', which means power, is the manifestation of female energy. This Shakti defines our strength.

  2. Paige Fiedler:

    That’s wonderful, i always thought that having a female justice on the Iowa Supreme Court would have helped the judges understand what it’s like to be a woman in the work place.

  3. Dana Walden:

    The pilot was just ordered, so in terms of casting, we have had conversations with the producers, the lead is Eric Carter. He is clearly a significant focus of the show; there is also a female co-lead who is a former head of CTU.

  4. Ajaita Saini:

    It's time we recognized the female scientists, researchers, musicians who are invisible to us, they definitely existed, we just don't learn about them.

  5. Robin Green:

    Ladies and gentlemen, today we're here to honor electricity, the charge that charges everything from those electrons snapping in our brain to our father the sun. What's the sun It's kind of like a brain. Electromagnetic field, solar flares sparking back and forth from those nerve cells. We're all one, folks, giant blobs of electricity, all of us. Positive & negative, electromagnetic fields just circling each other. Positive, negative, north, south, male and female. Looking for that electric moment. Magnet to magnet, opposites attract.

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