What does feminine mean?

Definitions for feminine
ˈfɛm ə nɪnfem·i·nine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. feminine(adj)

    a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to females or to objects classified as female

  2. feminine(adj)

    associated with women and not with men

    "feminine intuition"

  3. feminine(adj)

    of grammatical gender

  4. womanly, feminine(adj)

    befitting or characteristic of a woman especially a mature woman

    "womanly virtues of gentleness and compassion"

  5. feminine(adj)

    (music or poetry) ending on an unaccented beat or syllable

    "a feminine ending"

Wiktionary

  1. feminine(Noun)

    The female principle

    Etymology: From féminin, from femininus, from femina, from dʰeh₁-m̥n-eh₂. Related to fetus, feminism, filial, fellatio.

  2. feminine(Noun)

    A woman.

    They guide the feminines toward the palace u2014 Richard Hakluyt

    Etymology: From féminin, from femininus, from femina, from dʰeh₁-m̥n-eh₂. Related to fetus, feminism, filial, fellatio.

  3. feminine(Noun)

    Any one of those words which are the appellations of females, or which have the terminations usually found in such words; as, actress, songstress, abbess, executrix.

    There are but few true feminines in English u2014 Latham

    Etymology: From féminin, from femininus, from femina, from dʰeh₁-m̥n-eh₂. Related to fetus, feminism, filial, fellatio.

  4. feminine(Adverb)

    Of or pertaining to woman.

    Etymology: From féminin, from femininus, from femina, from dʰeh₁-m̥n-eh₂. Related to fetus, feminism, filial, fellatio.

  5. feminine(Adverb)

    Having the qualities of a woman.

    Etymology: From féminin, from femininus, from femina, from dʰeh₁-m̥n-eh₂. Related to fetus, feminism, filial, fellatio.

  6. feminine(Adjective)

    Of the female sex; biologically female, not male, womanly.

    Etymology: From féminin, from femininus, from femina, from dʰeh₁-m̥n-eh₂. Related to fetus, feminism, filial, fellatio.

  7. feminine(Adjective)

    Belonging to females; appropriated to, or used by, females.

    Mary, Elizabeth, and Edith are feminine names.

    Etymology: From féminin, from femininus, from femina, from dʰeh₁-m̥n-eh₂. Related to fetus, feminism, filial, fellatio.

  8. feminine(Adjective)

    Having the qualities associated with a woman or the female gender; suitable to, or characteristic of, a woman; nurturing; not masculine or aggressive.

    Etymology: From féminin, from femininus, from femina, from dʰeh₁-m̥n-eh₂. Related to fetus, feminism, filial, fellatio.

  9. feminine(Adjective)

    Grammatical gender distinction in languages that describes nouns including those pertaining to females and objects that are assigned the feminine gender.

    Etymology: From féminin, from femininus, from femina, from dʰeh₁-m̥n-eh₂. Related to fetus, feminism, filial, fellatio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Feminine(adj)

    of or pertaining to a woman, or to women; characteristic of a woman; womanish; womanly

  2. Feminine(adj)

    having the qualities of a woman; becoming or appropriate to the female sex; as, in a good sense, modest, graceful, affectionate, confiding; or, in a bad sense, weak, nerveless, timid, pleasure-loving, effeminate

  3. Feminine(noun)

    a woman

  4. Feminine(noun)

    any one of those words which are the appellations of females, or which have the terminations usually found in such words; as, actress, songstress, abbess, executrix

Freebase

  1. Feminine

    Associated with women; befitting or characteristic of a woman.

How to pronounce feminine?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say feminine in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of feminine in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of feminine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of feminine in a Sentence

  1. Jonah Hill:

    In America at that time in the 90s, traditional masculinity was not to show emotion, not to show sensitivity, not to show vulnerability because it's feminine or, God forbid, gay to do so, we're kind of not saying what we mean and we're not actually expressing what's happening here ... I just wanted to show that that's problematic.

  2. Queen Victoria:

    I am every day more convinced that we women, if we are to be good women, feminine and amiable and domestic, are not fitted to reign; at least it is they that drive themselves to the work which it entails.

  3. Rainer Maria Rilke:

    The deepest experience of the creator is feminine, for it is experience of receiving and bearing.

  4. Christopher Beck:

    I'm not a gay man, I'm not a drag queen, I am not maybe total dude, and I'm not total feminine, I'm not totally female, i think I'm living more in that gray world.

  5. Peter Pilotto:

    We want to explore that idea further, it's a kind of a gender neutral range, which depending on how it's worn can be either very masculine or very feminine and we feel that's a very modern way forward.

Images & Illustrations of feminine

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