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1. female

noun. ['ˈfiːˌmeɪl'] an animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa).

Synonyms

  • animal
  • female mammal
  • creature
  • dam
  • filly
  • fauna
  • animate being
  • hen
  • beast

Antonyms

  • loser
  • unemotional person
  • worker
  • extrovert

Etymology

  • femele (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • femella (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Female

  • airmail
  • blackmail
  • greenmail
  • metromail
  • plymale
  • voicemail
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Example sentences of the word female


1. Adjective
The male and female costumes should match or complement each other in color and style.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The female may have a very pale ring, but it isn't a defined black line.

Quotes containing the word female


1. Cathy was the first widely syndicated humor strip created by a woman. The strip was pretty revolutionary at the time not only because it starred a female, but also because it was so emotionally honest about all the conflicting feelings many women had in 1976.
- Cathy Guisewite

2. I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being.
- Edward Gibbon

3. It's funny. People often compare me to other humor essayists. They're usually quite nice comparisons; I will accept those gladly. But I am always sort of appalled at the idea of being lumped with other, more chick-y female writers. And the truth is probably that neither comparison is accurate.
- Sloane Crosley

2. female

adjective. ['ˈfiːˌmeɪl'] being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop.

Synonyms

  • pistillate
  • egg-producing
  • sexuality
  • gender
  • feminine
  • young-bearing

Antonyms

  • masculine
  • androgynous
  • stranger
  • introvert

Etymology

  • femele (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • femella (Latin)

3. female

noun. ['ˈfiːˌmeɪl'] a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies.

Synonyms

  • someone
  • soul
  • woman
  • female offspring
  • foster sister
  • adult female
  • little girl
  • girl
  • female person
  • girl wonder
  • person
  • individual
  • female child
  • foster-sister
  • somebody
  • female body

Antonyms

  • man
  • male
  • boy
  • male offspring

Etymology

  • femele (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • femella (Latin)

4. female

adjective. ['ˈfiːˌmeɪl'] characteristic of or peculiar to a woman.

Synonyms

  • distaff

Antonyms

  • withholder
  • adult

Etymology

  • femele (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • femella (Latin)
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