Part of speech: adjective

Of or pertaining to the sex that brings forth young or produces ova; feminine.

Part of speech: noun

A person or animal of the female sex.

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Usage examples "female":

  1. To the best of my belief, he had not a single female friend. - "The Mystery of 31 New Inn", R. Austin Freeman.
  2. I rather believe it to be caused by the number of female slaves that find their way into the market. - "Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah", Sir Richard Francis Burton.
  3. The female witnesses left before him; it was well they did so. - "Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter", F. Colburn Adams.