- designating or pertaining to a plant or its reproductive structure that produces or contains elements requiring fertilization.
- (of seed plants) pistillate.
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Origin of female
synonym study for female
OTHER WORDS FROM femalefe·male·ness, nounan·ti·fe·male, adjectiveun·fe·male, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH femalefemale , feminine (see synonym study at the current entry)
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Example sentences from the Web for female
Conversely, the same shelter may not, on the basis of sex, decline to accommodate a person who identifies as male but who is a biological female.How the Trump administration is getting around Bostock to allow anti-trans discrimination|Chris Johnson|September 16, 2020|Washington Blade
Rakefet Russak-Aminoach was one of the sector’s rare female CEOs until June 2019 when she stepped down as CEO of Bank Leumi, Israel’s largest bank by market cap.Why one of the world’s few female bank CEOs decided to step down|Claire Zillman, reporter|September 16, 2020|Fortune
When a pregnant female mouse smells an unfamiliar male mouse, her body terminates the pregnancy, and she becomes able to conceive with the new male relatively quickly.
Last year, I wrote about why Wall Street’s big banks had never had a female CEO.New Citi CEO Jane Fraser gives Wall Street banks a fresh perspective|Claire Zillman, reporter|September 11, 2020|Fortune
The studio, the lone major studio headed by a woman in Donna Langley, also led in female directors, writers and producers, as well as lead roles from underrepresented groups.Despite some gains in the past year, Hollywood still has inclusion problems, study says|radmarya|September 10, 2020|Fortune
While 19 percent of the House is female, just one woman will get to chair one of its 20 committees.
“Jeffrey wanted me to tell you that you looked so pretty,” the female voice said into my disbelieving ear.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
An escort who goes by the name of “Tommy” has experienced a wide variety of female clients.Career-Minded Women Turn to Male Escorts For No-Strings Fun and (Maybe) Sex|Aurora Snow|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Are the standards for female beauty in Hollywood ridiculous?Renée Zellweger Got a New Face—and Everyone Had An Opinion About It|Kevin O’Keeffe|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A male and female who do most of the mating dominate packs, and younger subordinates only breed occasionally.Mongooses, Meerkats, and Ants, Oh My! Why Some Animals Keep Mating All in the Family|Helen Thompson|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This boat, which floats upon the surface of the water until the larv are disclosed, is placed there by the female gnat.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)|William Kirby
Mantuamakers and milliners came, in their turn, to fit out the female members of the family.Peter Parley's Own Story|Samuel G. Goodrich
He knew the power of constant attention, and the display of ardent passion, to win the female heart.Tales And Novels, Volume 7 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
In this state the female is still well clothed, and little or no difference can be seen in the plumage unless examined.Audubon and his Journals, Volume I (of 2)|Maria R. Audubon
In early manhood he presented a contrast to his companions because he felt no attraction to the female sex.History of the Jews, Vol. V (of 6)|Heinrich Graetz
British Dictionary definitions for female
- a female animal or plant
- derogatory a woman or girl