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Definition 1: activities associated with sexual intercourse - [noun denoting act]

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

  • they had sex in the back seat

Synonyms for sex in the sense of this definition

(sex is a kind of ...) an organic process that takes place in the body

"respiratory activity"

(... is a kind of sex ) sexual practice that involves physically restraining (by cords or handcuffs) one of the partners

(... is a kind of sex ) using you own body as a sexual object

(... is a kind of sex ) indulging in promiscuous (casual and indiscriminate) sexual relations

(... is a kind of sex ) unrestrained indulgence in sexual activity

(... is a kind of sex ) a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the same sex

(... is a kind of sex ) sexual activity with both men and women

(... is a kind of sex ) a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the opposite sex

(... is a kind of sex ) sexual activity between a person and an animal

(... is a kind of sex ) an aberrant sexual practice

(... is a kind of sex ) mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse

(... is a kind of sex ) the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring

(... is a kind of sex ) sexual stimulation without vaginal penetration

"since pregnancy cannot happen if sperm are kept out of the vagina, outercourse is one method of birth control"

(... is a kind of sex ) sexual activity (especially sexual intercourse) with the use of measures (such as latex condoms) to avoid the transmission of disease (especially AIDS)

(... is a kind of sex ) the act of becoming pregnant; fertilization of an ovum by a spermatozoon

(... is a kind of sex ) sexual activity between individuals, especially the insertion of a man's penis into a woman's vagina until orgasm and ejaculation occur

(... is a kind of sex ) sexual gratification

"he took his pleasure of her"

(... is a kind of sex ) sexual activities (often including sexual intercourse) between two people

"his lovemaking disgusted her" "he hadn't had any love in months" "he has a very complicated love life"

(... is a kind of sex ) any lascivious contact by an adult with the sexual organs of a child (especially not involving sexual intercourse)

(... is a kind of sex ) the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes

"the casual couplings of adolescents" "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring"

(... are attributes of sex) sexually attracted to members of the opposite sex

(... are attributes of sex) sexually attracted to members of your own sex

Definition 2: the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles - [noun denoting attribute]

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

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

Synonyms for sex in the sense of this definition

(sex is a kind of ...) a property having to do with the functioning of the body

(... is a kind of sex ) the properties characteristic of the male sex

(... is a kind of sex ) showing characteristics of both sexes

(... is a kind of sex ) the properties characteristic of the female sex

(... are attributes of sex) being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation

"a male infant" "a male holly tree"

(... are attributes of sex) 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"

(... are attributes of sex) having both male and female characteristics

(... are attributes of sex) having or involving sex

"sexual reproduction" "sexual spores"

(... are attributes of sex) not having or involving sex

"an asexual spore" "asexual reproduction"

Definition 3: all of the feelings resulting from the urge to gratify sexual impulses - [noun denoting feeling]

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

  • he wanted a better sex life
  • the film contained no sex or violence

Synonyms for sex in the sense of this definition

(sex is a kind of ...) the experiencing of affective and emotional states

"she had a feeling of euphoria" "he had terrible feelings of guilt" "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"

Definition 4: either of the two categories (male or female) into which most organisms are divided - [noun denoting group]

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

  • the war between the sexes

(sex is a kind of ...) a collection of things sharing a common attribute

"there are two classes of detergents"

Definition 5: tell the sex (of young chickens) - [verb of cognition]

(sex is a kind of ...) mark as different

"We distinguish several kinds of maple"

Definition 6: stimulate sexually - [verb of emotion]

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

  • This movie usually arouses the male audience

Synonyms for sex in the sense of this definition

(sex is a kind of ...) stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

"These stories shook the community" "the civil war shook the country"

(... is a kind of sex ) try to seduce

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