1. [ noun ] (zoology) an animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa)
Related terms: male animal dam hen
2. [ adjective ] (biology) 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"

Related terms: male androgynous biology pistillate egg-producing feminine sex
3. [ noun ] a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies
Synonyms: female_person
Related terms: male person woman female_child woman foster-sister foster_sister girl_wonder female_offspring female_body
4. [ adjective ] characteristic of or peculiar to a woman
Synonyms: distaff

"female sensitiveness" "female suffrage"

Related terms: feminine
5. [ adjective ] for or composed of women or girls

"the female lead in the play" "a female chorus"

Related terms: feminine
Similar spelling:   Fenley