female

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Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
female

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. If a person or animal is female it is of the sex that can have babies or produce eggs. Girls and women are female people.
    The test says your baby will be female.
    Yes, I have a female dog.
  2. If something is female, it is of, for, or about women or girls.
    The girls can change in the female change room over there.
    This movie is good for a female audience.

Antonyms[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
female

Plural
females

  1. A female is a person, plant, or animal that can have babies or produce eggs.
    In humans, females are called women.

Usage notes[change]

Saying female to mean girl or woman is right and common in some dialects. In other dialects female is used only as an adjective, and using it as noun is wrong. Using female to mean a plant or animal is more widely accepted.

Antonyms[change]