What does feminine mean?

Definitions for feminine
ˈfɛm ə nɪnfem·i·nine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. feminineadjective

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

  2. feminineadjective

    associated with women and not with men

    "feminine intuition"

  3. feminineadjective

    of grammatical gender

  4. womanly, feminineadjective

    befitting or characteristic of a woman especially a mature woman

    "womanly virtues of gentleness and compassion"

  5. feminineadjective

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

    "a feminine ending"

Wiktionary

  1. femininenoun

    The female principle

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

  2. femininenoun

    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. femininenoun

    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. feminineadverb

    Of or pertaining to woman.

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

  5. feminineadverb

    Having the qualities of a woman.

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

  6. feminineadjective

    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. feminineadjective

    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. feminineadjective

    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. feminineadjective

    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. Feminineadjective

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

  2. Feminineadjective

    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. Femininenoun

    a woman

  4. Femininenoun

    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.

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  1. Alex
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    British
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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. 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.

  2. Jessica Lauppe-Guy:

    It’s super feminine with sheer and mesh details and eyelash lace that is used traditionally in lingerie.

  3. Lao Tzu:

    Know the masculine, keep to the feminine.

  4. Nina Garcia:

    Considering who is nominated, I think it is going to be a cross between very sophisticated and very feminine.

  5. Reem Abousamra:

    You could feel the new touch with maybe more feminine cuts, longer skirts, they shouldn't change completely ..., you have to have the spirit (of Chanel).

Images & Illustrations of feminine

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