- 1being a woman or a girl a female student/employee/artist Two of the candidates must be female.
- 2of the sex that can lay eggs or give birth to babies a female cat female reproductive organs
- 3of women; typical of women; affecting women female characteristics the female role a female preserve (= something that only women do) compare feminine
- 4(biology) (of plants and flowers) that can produce fruit
- 5(technology) (of electrical equipment) having a hole that another part fits into a female plug opposite male
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