1. [ noun ] (biology,sexuality) activities associated with sexual intercourse
Synonyms: sex_activity sexual_activity sexual_practice

"they had sex in the back seat"

Related terms: bodily_process reproduction conception sexual_intercourse coupling heterosexuality bestiality bisexuality safe_sex outercourse perversion promiscuity autoeroticism lechery homosexuality carnal_abuse sexual_love bondage foreplay pleasure arouse homosexual heterosexual
2. [ noun ] either of the two categories (male or female) into which most organisms are divided

"the war between the sexes"

Related terms: class
3. [ verb ] tell the sex (of young chickens)
Related terms: distinguish
4. [ noun ] (sexuality) all of the feelings resulting from the urge to gratify sexual impulses
Synonyms: sexual_urge

"he wanted a better sex life" "the film contained no sex or violence"

Related terms: feeling arouse
5. [ verb ] (sexuality) stimulate sexually
Synonyms: wind_up excite turn_on arouse

"This movie usually arouses the male audience"

Related terms: stimulate tempt turn-on
6. [ noun ] (biology,sexuality) the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles
Synonyms: sexuality gender

"she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus"

Related terms: physiological_property maleness androgyny femaleness female male sexual asexual androgynous
Similar spelling:   sexy