Female vs Paintress - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between female and paintress

is that female is one of the female (feminine) sex or gender while paintress is (archaic) a female painter.

As an adjective female

is 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).

female

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Adjective

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  • 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:
  • 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.'
  • 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:
  • 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) Having an internal socket, as in a connector or pipe fitting.
  • Synonyms

    * feminine * (figuratively) socket

    Coordinate terms

    * intersex * transgender * male * neuter

    Derived terms

    * female-assigned, cisfemale, transfemale

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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.
  • Synonyms

    * girl; see also * woman; see also

    See also

    * female genital mutilation * (Symbol for female) * (wikipedia) * sex, gender, gender identity

    paintress

    English

    Noun

    (es)
  • (archaic) a female painter
  • * {{quote-book
  • , 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. }}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , 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. }}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , 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 . }}

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