Sex - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |seks|  American pronunciation of the word sex
Brit.  |seks|  British pronunciation of the word sex


- activities associated with sexual intercourse
- either of the two categories (male or female) into which most organisms are divided
- all of the feelings resulting from the urge to gratify sexual impulses
- the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles(syn: gender, sexuality)


- stimulate sexually (syn: arouse, excite)
- tell the sex (of young chickens)


The form asks for your name, age, and sex.

The couple didn't know what the sex of their baby would be.

How do you tell the sex of a hamster?

discrimination on the basis of sex

Some feel men are the more aggressive sex.

All he ever thinks about is sex.

Her mom talked to her about sex.

She doesn't like all the sex and violence in movies.

He had sex with his girlfriend.

All you see on TV is sex and violence these days.

They had sex in the back seat of his car.

She no longer wanted to have sex with him.

Put your name, and sex at the top of the form.

He found it difficult to talk to members of the opposite sex (=people that were not his own sex).

People of both sexes (=both men and women) buy her records.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: sex
he/she/it: sexes
present participle: sexing
past tense: sexed
past participle: sexed
singular: sex
plural: sexes
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