1 female /ˈfiːˌmeɪl/ adjective
1 female
Learner's definition of FEMALE
: of or relating to the sex that can produce young or lay eggs
[more female; most female] : characteristic of girls or women
: having members who are all girls or women
of a plant : having only seed-producing flowers
technical : having a hole that another part (called a male part) fits into

— femaleness

noun [noncount]
2 female /ˈfiːˌmeɪl/ noun
plural females
2 female
plural females
Learner's definition of FEMALE
: a woman or a girl : a female person
Usage The use of female to mean “woman” or “girl” now occurs most commonly in scientific or technical language.
In other contexts, it is often seen as a humorous or mildly insulting word.
: an animal that can produce young or lay eggs : a female animal
: a plant that can produce seed or fruit : a female plant
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