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female

fe·male

female

 
 
pronunciation:
fi meIl
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any person or animal of the sex that produces eggs or gives birth to young.
definition 2: a woman or girl.
A female was seen leaving the scene of the crime.
similar words:
woman
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: being a member of the sex that produces and takes care of young.
We saw a female bird sitting on her nest.
definition 2: having to do with women or girls or with the way women or girls often act.
derivation: femaleness (n.)
Word Parts
The word female contains the following part:
fem, femin Latin root that means female, woman
synonyms:
gyn, gyno, gyne, gynec, gyneco