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I don't handle creepy crawlers well. I had a spider problem at a house in Australia, and one of my female friends had to come rescue me from it.
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Meaning of "female" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FEMALE

From earlier femelle (influenced by male), from Latin fēmella a young woman, from fēmina a woman.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FEMALE

female  [ˈfiːmeɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FEMALE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Female can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES FEMALE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Female

Female is the sex of an organism, or a part of an organism, which produces non-mobile ova. Most female mammals, including female humans, have two X chromosomes.

Definition of female in the English dictionary

The first definition of female in the dictionary is of, relating to, or designating the sex producing gametes that can be fertilized by male gametes. Other definition of female is of, relating to, or characteristic of a woman. Female is also for or composed of women or girls.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FEMALE


airmail
ˈɛəˌmeɪl
antifemale
ˌæntɪˈfiːmeɪl
blackmail
ˈblækˌmeɪl
camail
ˈkæmeɪl
e-mail
ˈiːmeɪl
graymail
ˈɡreɪˌmeɪl
greenmail
ˈɡriːnˌmeɪl
intermale
ˌɪntəˈmeɪl
mail
meɪl
maill
meɪl
male
meɪl
metafemale
ˌmɛtəˈfiːmeɪl
metamale
ˈmɛtəˌmeɪl
remail
riːˈmeɪl
snail-mail
sneɪl meɪl
superfemale
ˈsuːpəˌfiːmeɪl
supermale
ˈsuːpəˌmeɪl
v-mail
ˈviːmeɪl
vermeil
ˈvɜːmeɪl
webmail
ˈwɛbˌmeɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FEMALE

fem
FEMA
femal
female circumcision
female condom
female impersonator
female suffrage
female thread
femaleness
femality
feme
feme covert
feme sole
femerall
femerell
Femidom
feminacy
feminal
feminality
feminazi

WORDS THAT END LIKE FEMALE

ale
alpha male
antimale
dale
dwarf male
finale
hale
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pale
parasitic male
quale
rogue male
sale
scale
she-male
tale
tamale
vale
wholesale

Synonyms and antonyms of female in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FEMALE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «female» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of female
charlie · chook · girl · lady · lass · sheila · wahine · woman

Translation of «female» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FEMALE

Find out the translation of female to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of female from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «female» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

女性的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

femenino
570 millions of speakers

English

female
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

महिला
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُؤَنَّث
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

женский
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

feminino
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মহিলা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

féminin
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perempuan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

weiblich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

女性の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

여성의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wadon
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nữ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பெண்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

महिला
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kadın
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

femminile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

żeński
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

жіночий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

de sex feminin
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θηλυκός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vroulike
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kvinnlig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kvinnelig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of female

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FEMALE»

The term «female» is very widely used and occupies the 1.661 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FEMALE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «female» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «female» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about female

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «FEMALE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word female.
1
Thomas P.M. Barnett
Some Western demographers have posited, due to the female shortage created by the one-child policy, that China will be forced to field a vast force - as in tens of millions strong - of wifeless men who'll gladly wage wars around the planet to burn off all those unrequited hormones.
2
William J. Brennan, Jr.
No longer is the female destined solely for the home and the rearing of the family and only the male for the marketplace and the world of ideas.
3
Rose Byrne
It's important to have female solidarity and support each other and other actresses.
4
Lizzy Caplan
I think there's something very lovely and hilarious about exploring the particular neuroses of the female mind. It's just not the same thing with men. I mean, there are exceptions, but for the most part, women beat themselves up in their heads more. They overanalyze stuff far more than men do.
5
Cyril Connolly
In the sex war, thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male, vindictiveness of the female.
6
Jai Courtney
I don't handle creepy crawlers well. I had a spider problem at a house in Australia, and one of my female friends had to come rescue me from it.
7
Elijah Cummings
African-American women account for 67 percent of all newly diagnosed female AIDS cases.
8
Rachel Cusk
An eating disorder epidemic suggests that love and disgust are being jointly marketed, as it were; that wherever the proposition might first have come from, the unacceptability of the female body has been disseminated culturally.
9
Christian Dior
A dress is a piece of ephemeral architecture, designed to enhance the proportions of the female body.
10
Brooke Elliott
I'm supportive of anyone, male or female, feeling good about themselves.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FEMALE»

Discover the use of female in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to female and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Female Masculinity
Oh yum!"--Kate Bornstein, author of "My Gender Workbook". 38 photos. ""Female Masculinity" is a very important work that scholars in cultural studies will be talking about for years. Nothing like it exists, period.
Judith Halberstam, 1998
2
The Female Brain
Brizendine reveals the neurological explanations behind why • A woman remembers fights that a man insists never happened • A teen girl is so obsessed with her looks and talking on the phone • Thoughts about sex enter a woman’s brain ...
Louann Brizendine, M.D., 2007
3
Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture
Examines how some women are promoting chauvinism by behaving in sexually compromising ways, in an account that evaluates how women may be contributing to misogynistic and stereotyped belief systems.
Ariel Levy, 2006
4
Female "circumcision" in Africa: Culture, Controversy, and ...
To ban excision in Meru, Kenya, Lynn Thomas
Bettina Shell-Duncan, Ylva Hernlund, 2000
5
The Female Body Breakthrough: The Revolutionary ...
A strength-training guide for women shares advice for achieving sustainable fat loss and other benefits, outlining a program of more than 100 illustrated warm-up moves and exercises, a comprehensive nutrition plan and recommendations for ...
Rachel Cosgrove, 2009
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Female Genital Mutilation
Looks at both the physical and mental needs of women and girls who have had, or are at risk of having, female genital mutilation; explores cultural, ethical, medical, legal, and human rights issues; and discusses legislation and prevention ...
Comfort Momoh, 2005
7
Fair Philosopher: Eliza Haywood and The Female Spectator
This collection makes a convincing argument that Haywood's periodical deserves far more critical attention than it has received so far and suggests new lines of development for future Haywood scholarship."--Publisher's website.
Lynn Marie Wright, Donald J. Newman, 2006
8
Female Infanticide, Its Causes and Solutions
Female Infanticide, a social problem is a multi dimensional phenomenon in Tamilnadu. This work is an attempt to study the problem historically and in a futuristic perspective.
R. Muthulakshmi, 1997
9
Female Control: Sexual Selection by Cryptic Female Choice
Eberhard interweaves his review of previous studies with speculation on the consequences of this theoretical development, and indicates promising new directions for future research.
William G. Eberhard, 1996
10
Female Crime, Criminals, and Cellmates: An Exploration of ...
The work concludes with a discussion of female offenders in the custody of correctional authorities.
Ronald B. Flowers, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FEMALE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term female is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Female Ghostbusters Are Ready to Rock in Epic First Cast Pic With …
The female Ghostbusters are officially ready to take your call. Director Paul Feig shared the first cast photo from the upcoming Ghostbusters ... «Us Magazine, Jul 15»
2
Do female bosses threaten men?
A new study strengthens the theory that men often feel threatened when they have female bosses — so much so that they respond aggressively ... «Today.com, Jul 15»
3
New study confirms every female boss' fear that she just can't win
But what if the bias against a female boss is so deeply ingrained in some of her male charges, that they find her leadership role threatening and ... «Mashable, Jul 15»
4
Most Teen Boys Want More Strong Female Characters In Video …
Some boys said that this objectification of female characters in fighting games interfered with their ability to enjoy the fight sequence. A full 55% ... «Fast Company, Jul 15»
5
With Amy Schumer and other female stars, comedy is queen in …
The year's most successful female-led movie was the spy comedy "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," in which Angelina Jolie shared screen time with Brad ... «Newsday, Jul 15»
6
Why The Female Ghostbusters Are The Fruition Of Genderswap …
The Internet got its first full glimpse of the Ghostbusters reboot cast on Friday morning, and the images confirm everything that we thought ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
7
Female Ranger students pass Darby Phase on 3rd try
After three tries, the three women remaining in the Army's gender-integrated assessment of Ranger School have successfully completed the ... «ArmyTimes.com, Jul 15»
8
World of Warcraft Director: Female Characters Don't Need 'Slutty …
Fans of the game World of Warcraft have been waiting for a film adaptation for nearly 10 years since the project was first announced in 2006. «TIME, Jul 15»
9
Female superheroes to the rescue! Or not
San Diego (AFP) - There are plenty of female superheroes at Comic-Con, the annual pop culture festival in San Diego -- but they are mostly ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
10
Kapow! Female Superheroes Are Breaking Comics' Glass Ceiling
The population of female fans is often estimated to be much lower, though: In 2012, superhero-heavy DC did a reader survey and reported that ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»

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