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Noun: female  'fee,meyl
  1. An animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa)
     
  2. A person who belongs to the sex that can have babies
    - female person
Adjective: female  'fee,meyl
  1. (biology) 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"
     
  2. Characteristic of or peculiar to a woman
    "female suffrage";
    - distaff
     
  3. For or pertaining to or composed of women or girls
    "the female lead in the play"; "a female chorus"
     
  4. (of a mechanical part or electronic connector) having an internal socket, into which the male part can be inserted to form a connection

Derived forms: females

See also: egg-producing, feminine, gender, pistillate, sex, sexuality, young-bearing

Type of: animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna, individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

Antonym: androgynous, male

Encyclopedia: Female