|1.||[ noun ] (zoology) an animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa)|
|Related terms:||male animal dam hen|
|2.||[ adjective ] (biology) being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop|
"a female heir" "female holly trees bear the berries"
|Related terms:||male androgynous biology pistillate egg-producing feminine sex|
|3.||[ noun ] a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies|
|Related terms:||male person woman female_child woman foster-sister foster_sister girl_wonder female_offspring female_body|
|4.||[ adjective ] characteristic of or peculiar to a woman|
"female sensitiveness" "female suffrage"
|5.||[ adjective ] for or composed of women or girls|
"the female lead in the play" "a female chorus"