• 1

    Of or denoting the sex that can bear offspring or produce eggs, distinguished biologically by the production of gametes (ova) which can be fertilized by male gametes.

  • 2

    Of or denoting a gender of nouns and adjectives, conventionally regarded as female.

  • 3

    Having qualities or an appearance traditionally associated with women, especially delicacy and prettiness.



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Middle English: from Old French femelle, from Latin femella, diminutive of femina ‘a woman’. The change in the ending was due to association with male, but the words male and female are not linked etymologically.


  • female /ˈfiːmeɪl/