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Definition 1: an animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa) - [noun denoting animal]

(female is a kind of ...) a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

(... is a kind of female ) female of certain aquatic animals e.g. octopus or lobster

(... is a kind of female ) female parent of an animal especially domestic livestock

(... is a kind of female ) animals that nourish their young with milk

(... is a kind of female ) a young female horse under the age of four

Definition 2: a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for female in the sense of this definition

(female is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of female ) a child who is female

(... is a kind of female ) a youthful female person

"the baby was a girl" "the girls were just learning to ride a tricycle"

(... is a kind of female ) your foster sister is a female who is not a daughter of your parents but who is raised by your parents

(... is a kind of female ) an extremely talented young female person

(... is a kind of female ) an adult female person (as opposed to a man)

"the woman kept house while the man hunted"

(... is a kind of female ) a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man

"he was faithful to his woman"

(female is a part of ...) the body of a female human being

Definition 3: being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where female or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a female heir
  • female holly trees bear the berries

(female is similar to ...) for or pertaining to or composed of women or girls

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

(female is similar to ...) capable of producing eggs and bearing offspring

(female is similar to ...) having gynoecia, or pistils, the ovule-bearing organ of a seed plant

(means also ...) associated with women and not with men

"feminine intuition"

(... are attributes of female) the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles

"she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus"

(female belongs to category ...) the science that studies living organisms

Definition 4: for or pertaining to or composed of women or girls - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where female or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the female lead in the play
  • a female chorus

(female is similar to ...) 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"

Definition 5: characteristic of or peculiar to a woman - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where female or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • female sensitiveness
  • female suffrage

Synonyms for female in the sense of this definition

(female is similar to ...) associated with women and not with men

"feminine intuition"

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