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Definition of Female


  1. An individual of the sex which conceives and brings forth young, or (in a wider sense) which has an ovary and produces ova.
  2. A plant which produces only that kind of reproductive organs which are capable of developing into fruit after impregnation or fertilization; a pistillate plant.
  3. Belonging to the sex which conceives and gives birth to young, or (in a wider sense) which produces ova; not male.
  4. Belonging to an individual of the female sex; characteristic of woman; feminine; as, female tenderness.
  5. Having pistils and no stamens; pistillate; or, in cryptogamous plants, capable of receiving fertilization.

Female Quotations

The male, for all his bravado and exploration, is the loyal one, the one who generally feels love. The female is skilled at betrayal and torture and damnation.
Charles Bukowski

Female genital mutilation targets little girls, baby girls - fragile angels who are helpless, who cannot fight back. It's a crime against a child, a crime against humanity. It's abuse. It's absolutely criminal and we have to stop it.
Waris Dirie

Blue is the male principle, stern and spiritual. Yellow the female principle, gentle, cheerful and sensual. Red is matter, brutal and heavy and always the colour which must be fought and vanquished by the other two.
Franz Marc

Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex.
Karl Marx

The term 'alpha female' originated in my field of animal behavior, but has acquired new meaning. It refers to women who are in charge, for example, by flirting and dating on their own terms. It is also used maliciously for a loud-mouthed, controlling woman who has no patience with deviating opinions.
Frans de Waal
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Female Translations

female in Afrikaans is vroulik
female in Danish is kvindelig
female in Dutch is wijfje, vrouwtje
female in French is femelle
female in German is Buchse, weiblich
female in Norwegian is kvinnelig, hunn, kvinne
female in Spanish is feminino, hembra
female in Swedish is kvinnlig, hona, fruntimmerkvinna
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