(noun, adjective)


1. 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

Similar word(s): female, pistillate, feminine

2. characteristic of or peculiar to a woman

- female sensitiveness

- female suffrage

Similar word(s): feminine, distaff

3. for or pertaining to or composed of women or girls

- the female lead in the play

- a female chorus

Similar word(s): female


1. an animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa)

Definition categories: animal, beast, brute, creature, fauna

2. a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies

Definition categories: person, individual, mortal, somebody, someone, soul