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Female appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Rise, take lame female Kate, sir.
  • All erotic, I lose lame female solicitor Ella.
  • Mel, some lame faded name demanded a female Moslem.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Comparison of usage frequency between the noun female and its most common antonym:

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Definition of the noun female

What does female mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: females

  1. an animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa)
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • antonym: male
    • more generic terms: animal / animate being / beast / brute / creature / fauna = a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    • more specific terms:
      • 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
  2. a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies

Definition of the adjective female

What does female mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more female / most female

  1. being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop
  2. characteristic of or peculiar to a woman
    • examples: female sensitiveness | female suffrage
    • synonym of female: distaff
    • similar: feminine
  3. for or pertaining to or composed of women or girls
    • examples: the female lead in the play | a female chorus

Alternative definition of the adjective female


  1. Belonging or referring to the sex which is generally characterized as the one associated with the larger gametes (for species which have two sexes and for which this distinction can be made).
  2. [context: figuratively, electronics] Having an internal socket, as in a connector or pipe fitting.


  1. "Female" is a 1933 Warner Bros. pre-code film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Ruth Chatterton and George Brent. It is based on the novel of the same name by Donald Henderson Clarke.
  2. "Female" is a 2005 release consisting of five short films by different directors, each based on a short story by a female author.


  1. Female is a fictional character from the 2005 film The Intimate.
  2. Female is a fictional character from the 1982 film Cat People.
  3. Female is a fictional character from the 2010 film Lottery Ticket.
  4. Female is a fictional character from the 2009 film Before I Self Destruct.
  5. Female is a fictional character from the 2007 film Frank.
  6. Female is a fictional character from the 2006 film Death of a President.

There are other characters with in their name, like Alpha Female, Female Voice, Female Lawyer, Female Student, Female Prisoner, Female Sex Addict, Female Protagonist and Female Impersonator.


Female is the sex of an organism, or a part of an organism, which produces non-mobile ova. Most female mammals, including female humans, have two X chromosomes.

  • also known as Women, Woman, Gal, Dame, Girl

Phrases with Female

Phrases starting with the word Female:

  1. female body
  2. female chest
  3. female child
  4. female horse
  5. Female Karata
  6. female mammal
  7. female parent
  8. female person
  9. female bonding
  10. female monarch
  11. female sibling
  12. Female-to-Male
  13. female genitals
  14. female genitalia
  15. female offspring
  16. female aristocrat

Phrases ending with the word Female:

  1. adult female
  2. Alpha Female
  3. Male-to-Female

Other phrase containing the word Female:

  1. adult female body

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Female

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Google previewGod Speaks to Us, Too (2008)

Southern Baptist Women on Church, Home, and Society by Susan M. Shaw

On the one hand, most of these women believe that gender is somehow essentially related to biology, that women and men are different, and that being female means being a particular way. On the other hand, they can readily describe the ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Feminism (2004)

by Janet K. Boles, Diane Long Hoeveler

FEMALE CIRCUMCISION. See FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION. FEMALE CONDOM. A woman-controlled contraceptive device that lines the entire vagina during sex to prevent pregnancy and disease. More than 18 million have been sold ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the British Novel (2015)

by Victoria Gaydosik

Female. Domination. 1836 Work Author: Catherine Grace Gore Despite criticism of Catherine Grace Gore's work by notables such as William Makepeace Thackeray, it proved highly popular in its day and included some novelsdecided ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Monasticism (2013)

by William M. Johnston

Dharmapala, Anagarika Abbess, Christian Beguines Benedictines: Female Brigit, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Science Fiction (2015)

featuredAlyx, a recurring female character who serves as a time agent who visits various eras, performing the sort of duties thatwere largely conferred onmale characters in science fiction. A war is ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning (2013)

by Michael Byram, Adelheid Hu

Neurological evidence is unclear, suggesting that potentially relevant male¥ female differences in the brain do exist, but that these differences may be too small to account for differences in foreign language achievement (Klann-Delius, 1981).

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Quotes about Female

male female

on the bed...

male is nude...

female not nude


any thing

female is mother

male is child... (Otteri Selvakumar)
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Scrabble value of F4E1M3A1L1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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