Belonging to the sex which typically produces eggs, which in humans and most other mammals is typically the one which has XX chromosomes; belonging to the sex which has larger gametes (for species which have two sexes and for which this distinction can be made).
* 1987 , Don't Shoot[,] Darling!: Women's Independent Filmmaking in Australia , page 350:
Belonging to the feminine (social) gender.
(grammar, less common than 'feminine') Feminine; of the feminine grammatical gender.
* 2012 , Naomi McIlwraith, Kiyâm: Poems (ISBN 1926836693), page 43:
- A travelling shot of a harbour view near Sydney's White Bay moves into a domestic interior as a female voice says, 'There was nowhere else to live except alone.'
(figuratively) Having an internal socket, as in a connector or pipe fitting.
- The teacher's voice inflects the pulse of nêhiyawêwin as he teaches us. He says a prayer in the first class. Nouns, we learn, have a gender. In French, nouns are male or female , but in Cree, nouns are living or non-living, animate or inanimate.
* (figuratively) socket
* female-assigned, cisfemale, transfemale
One of the female (feminine) sex or gender.
# A human member of the feminine sex or gender.
# An animal of the sex that produces eggs.
# (botany) A plant which produces only that kind of reproductive organ capable of developing into fruit after impregnation or fertilization; a pistillate plant.
* girl; see also
* woman; see also
* female genital mutilation
* (Symbol for female)
* sex, gender, gender identity
(archaic) a female painter
, year = 1838
, first = John
, last = Gould
, title = Biographical Dictionary of Painters, Sculptors, Engravers, and Architects
, volume = 2
, section = keyword “Oosterwyck”
, location = London
, publisher = G. and A. Greenland, Poultry
, ol = 7248119M
, page = 380
, pageurl = http://books.google.com/books?id=AAUFAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA380&dq=paintress
, passage = Oosterwyck (Maria Van), a celebrated Dutch paintress of flowers and fruit, born at Nootdrop, a small town near Delft, in 1630.
, year = 1867
, first = Shearjashub
, last = Spooner
, title = A Biographical History of the Fine Arts
, volume = 1
, edition = 4th
, location = New York
, publisher = Leypoldt & Holt
, lccn = 81187243
, ol = 3865660M
, section = keyword “Bennings”
, page = 92
, pageurl = http://books.google.com/books?id=xF2-ii62e68C&pg=PA92&dq=paintress
, passage = Bennings, Liévene, a celebrated Flemish paintress , daughter of Simon Benichius, or Bennings, a miniature painter of Bruges, who instructed her in the art.
, year = 1990
, title = Potters and Paintresses : Women Designers in the Pottery Industry 1870–1955
, first = Cheryl
, last = Buckley
, publisher = Women's Press
, location = London
, isbn = 9780704342118
, ol = 1905690M
, page = 101
, url = http://books.google.com/books?id=n4ZQAAAAMAAJ&dq=paintress
, passage = After a short time, she moved to Minton's to train as a paintress .