(noun, verb)


1. activities associated with sexual intercourse

Definition categories: act, activity

2. either of the two categories (male or female) into which most organisms are divided

- the war between the sexes

Definition categories: group, category, class, family

3. all of the feelings resulting from the urge to gratify sexual impulses

- the film contained no sex or violence

Definition categories: feeling

4. the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles

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

Similar word(s): gender, sexuality

Definition categories: attribute

Sentences with sex as a noun:

- What sex is that hamster?

- The abnormality is found in both sexes.

- Slime molds are sometimes erroneously said to have thirteen sexes.

- The effect of the medication is dependent upon age, sex, and other factors.

- The researchers divided the subjects by sex.

- All you ever think about is sex.

- We had sex in the back seat.


1. stimulate sexually

Similar word(s): arouse, excite

Definition categories: emotion, excite, shake, stimulate, stir

2. tell the sex (of young chickens)

Definition categories: cognition, differentiate, distinguish, secern, secernate, separate, severalise, severalize, tell

Sentences with sex as a verb:

- It is not easy to sex lizards.

- The passionate lovers sexed each other every night.

- OK, so I'm sexin' her, right, and all I can think of is this other girl.