female

The female animals are the ones who can have babies. They’re not males. Girls and women are female humans, but there are male and female animals of all kinds. Just ask Noah.

Female animals are those that produce ova, which are fertilized by the spermatozoa of males. The main difference between females and males is that females bear the offspring — and that goes for dogs, chickens, catfish, and anything in between. There are even male and female squash flowers. The word female is used equally as a noun and an adjective. For example, the female lead in a play is inevitably a female.

Definitions of female
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adj 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”
Synonyms:
egg-producing, young-bearing
capable of producing eggs and bearing offspring
pistillate
having gynoecia, or pistils, the ovule-bearing organ of a seed plant
feminine
associated with women and not with men
Antonyms:
male
being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation
androgynous
having both male and female characteristics
male
for or pertaining to or composed of men or boys
antheral, staminate
capable of fertilizing female organs
phallic, priapic
resembling or being a phallus
priapic
overly concerned with masculinity and male sexuality
young-begetting
capable of fathering offspring
bisexual, epicene
having an ambiguous sexual identity
gynandromorphic, gynandromorphous
having both male and female morphological characteristics
hermaphrodite, hermaphroditic
of animal or plant; having both male female reproductive organs
intersexual
having sexual characteristics intermediate between those of male and female
pseudohermaphrodite, pseudohermaphroditic
having internal reproductive organs of one sex and external sexual characteristics of the other sex
unisex
not distinguished on the basis of sex
masculine
associated with men and not with women
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adj characteristic of or peculiar to a woman

female sensitiveness”
female suffrage”
Synonyms:
distaff
feminine
associated with women and not with men

adj for or pertaining to or composed of women or girls

“the female lead in the play”
“a female chorus”

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

Antonyms:
male
an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)
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hen
female of certain aquatic animals e.g. octopus or lobster
dam
female parent of an animal especially domestic livestock
female mammal
animals that nourish their young with milk
filly
a young female horse under the age of four
Type of:
animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna
a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

n a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies

Synonyms:
female person
Antonyms:
male, male person
a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
Examples:
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Io
(Greek mythology) a maiden seduced by Zeus; when Hera was about to discover them together Zeus turned her into a white heifer
Eve
(Old Testament) Adam's wife in Judeo-Christian mythology: the first woman and mother of the human race; God created Eve from Adam's rib and placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden
Judith
Jewish heroine in one of the books of the Apocrypha; she saved her people by decapitating the Assyrian general Holofernes
Bathsheba
(Old Testament) the wife of Uriah and later the wife of king David; Solomon was her son by David (circa 10th century BC)
Eva Braun
the German mistress of Adolf Hitler (1910-1945)
Catherine of Aragon
first wife of Henry VIII; Henry VIII's divorce from her was the initial step of the Reformation in England (1485-1536)
Delilah
(Old Testament) the Philistine mistress of Samson who betrayed him by cutting off his hair and so deprived him of his strength
Anne Hathaway
wife of William Shakespeare (1556-1623)
Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley
heroine of the American Revolution who carried water to soldiers during the Battle of Monmouth Court House and took over her husband's gun when he was overcome by heat (1754-1832)
Rachel
(Old Testament) the second wife of Jacob and mother of Joseph and Benjamin
Rebecca
(Old Testament) wife of Isaac and mother of Jacob and Esau
Ruth
the great-grandmother of king David whose story is told in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament
Sarah
(Old Testament) the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac
Wallis Warfield Simpson
United States divorcee whose marriage to Edward VIII created a constitutional crisis leading to his abdication
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female offspring
a child who is female
female child, girl, little girl
a youthful female person
foster sister, foster-sister
your foster sister is a female who is not a daughter of your parents but who is raised by your parents
girl wonder
an extremely talented young female person
adult female, woman
an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
woman
a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man
Black woman
a woman who is Black
white woman
a woman who is White
amazon, virago
a large strong and aggressive woman
maenad
(Greek mythology) a woman participant in the orgiastic rites of Dionysus
bachelor girl, bachelorette
a young unmarried woman who lives alone
baggage
a worthless or immoral woman
ball-breaker, ball-buster
a demanding woman who destroys men's confidence
B-girl, bar girl
a woman employed by a bar to act as a companion to men customers
bas bleu, bluestocking
a woman having literary or intellectual interests
bridesmaid, maid of honor
an unmarried woman who attends the bride at a wedding
broad
slang term for a woman
Campfire Girl
a girl who is a member of Campfire Girls; for girls age 7-18
cat
a spiteful woman gossip
Cinderella
a woman whose merits were not been recognized but who then achieves sudden success and recognition
coquette, flirt, minx, tease, vamp, vamper
a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
dame, gentlewoman, lady, ma'am, madam
a woman of refinement
daughter, girl
a female human offspring
deb, debutante
a young woman making her debut into society
divorcee, grass widow
a divorced woman or a woman who is separated from her husband
ex, ex-wife
a woman who was formerly a particular man's wife
dominatrix
a dominating woman (especially one who plays that role in a sadomasochistic sexual relationship)
donna
an Italian woman of rank
Delilah, enchantress, femme fatale, siren, temptress
a woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive
eyeful
a strikingly beautiful woman
farm girl
a girl who has grown up on a farm
flower girl
a young girl who carries flowers in a (wedding) procession
geisha, geisha girl
a Japanese woman trained to entertain men with conversation and singing and dancing
fille, girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman
a young woman
girl
a friendly informal reference to a grown woman
girl, girlfriend, lady friend
a girl or young woman with whom a man is romantically involved
girlfriend
any female friend
gold digger
a woman who associates with or marries a rich man in order to get valuables from him through gifts or a divorce settlement
gravida
a pregnant woman
heroine
a woman possessing heroic qualities or a woman who has performed heroic deeds
inamorata
a woman with whom you are in love or have an intimate relationship
jezebel
a shameless impudent scheming woman
jilt
a woman who jilts a lover
lady
a polite name for any woman
maenad
an unnaturally frenzied or distraught woman
materfamilias, matriarch
a female head of a family or tribe
matriarch
a feisty older woman with a big bosom (as drawn in cartoons)
matron
a woman in charge of nursing in a medical institution
mestiza
a woman of mixed racial ancestry (especially mixed European and Native American ancestry)
fancy woman, kept woman, mistress
an adulterous woman; a woman who has an ongoing extramarital sexual relationship with a man
moppet
a little girl (usually one you are fond of)
mother figure
a woman who evokes the feelings usually reserved for a mother
nanny, nurse, nursemaid
a woman who is the custodian of children
nullipara
(obstetrics) a woman who has never give birth to a child
houri, nymph
a voluptuously beautiful young woman
nymphet
a sexually attractive young woman
old woman
a woman who is old
schoolgirl
a girl attending school
Scout
a Boy Scout or Girl Scout
shiksa, shikse
a derogatory term used by Jews to refer to non-Jewish women
beauty, dish, knockout, looker, lulu, mantrap, peach, ravisher, smasher, stunner, sweetheart
a very attractive or seductive looking woman
sylph
a slender graceful young woman
unmarried woman
a woman who is not married
vestal
a chaste woman
Wac
a member of the Women's Army Corps
Wave
a member of the women's reserve of the United States Navy; originally organized during World War II but now no longer a separate branch
widow, widow woman
a woman whose husband is dead especially one who has not remarried
married woman, wife
a married woman; a man's partner in marriage
wonder woman
a woman who can be a successful wife and have a professional career at the same time
Type of:
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being

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