female female  /ˈfi ˌmeɪl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa)
  2. (n) a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies
  3. (adj) being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop
  4. (adj) characteristic of or peculiar to a woman
  5. (adj) for or pertaining to or composed of women or girls

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Usage(s):

  1. It's always been classier, and a lot more dignified, to be a woman than a female.
  2. The 30 male and 15 female candidates are part of a program to pick five men and two women astronauts to participate in three more manned missions planned before 2012.
  3. Until lately, notable female rock groups have been about as numerous as girl goalies in the National Hockey League.

News

  1. Female Crash Victim Dies After Cars Collide Near Brentwood

    A female in a two-car head-on collision near Brentwood Saturday morning has died, a California Highway Patrol officer said.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: CBS San Francisco

  2. Female official Sarah Thomas getting closer to the NFL

    Longtime college football official Sarah Thomas is working toward becoming the first female to serve on an NFL officiating crew. Thomas, who has officiated Conference-USA games for the last eight seasons, worked at the Colts’ minicamp this week in the NFL’s officiating development program, and she’ll be back in Indianapolis next month to work the…
    on June 15, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk

  3. Female Brea teacher arrested for sex with male student

    A female Brea high school teacher was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of having sex with a male student.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: KABC-TV Los Angeles

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