What is the meaning of female?


  • An animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa. )
  • A person who belongs to the sex that can have babies.


  • Being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova. from which offspring develop)
    • usage: "a female heir"; "female holly trees bear the berries"
  • Characteristic of or peculiar to a woman.
    • usage: "female sensitiveness"; "female suffrage"
  • For or pertaining to or composed of women or girls.
    • usage: "the female lead in the play"; "a female chorus"
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APAWordNet. (2010). female. Retrieved June 25, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/female/definitions/1174016
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "female" http://smartdefine.org/female/definitions/1174016 (accessed June 25, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, female, Smart Define, viewed 25 June, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/female/definitions/1174016>.
MLAWordNet. "female" 23 October 2010. Web. 25 June 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/female/definitions/1174016>
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