Female - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfiːmeɪl|  American pronunciation of the word female
Brit.  |ˈfiːmeɪl|  British pronunciation of the word female

noun

- 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

adjective

- characteristic of or peculiar to a woman(syn: distaff)
- for or pertaining to or composed of women or girls

Examples

Most extension cords have a male plug on one end and a female plug on the other.

...female standards of housekeeping imposed by the women at the vacation cottage weren't especially popular with the men...

She attended a school where there were more males than females.

Females of this species weigh 8 to 10 pounds.

Over half of the staff is female.

As a group, females performed better on the test than males.

the female lead in the play

The male will sometimes court the female for hours.

More than 90 percent of female senior managers believe that men's and women's opportunities remain unequal ...

The dance is usually performed by a male and female pair.

The male of this species assists the female in feeding the young.

There were more male than female students.

We need to have equal academic standards for male and female students.

the dominant female of the pack

The film was denounced for the way it portrayed its female characters.

Word forms

noun
singular: female
plural: females
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