2. Composed or consisting of women, or of female animals or plants.
3. Peculiar to or characteristic of womankind.
4. A female person; a woman or girl.
In express or consciously implied antithesis with "male"; especially, one of the female individuals in any class or enumeration comprising people of both sexes.5. A reference to a blossom or flower; having a pistil and no stamens; pistillate; fruit-bearing.
What a person may and may not call a woman
You may call her a mouse, but you must not call her a rat.
You may call her a chicken, but you must not call her a hen.
You may call her a duck, but you must not call her a goose.
You may call her a vision, but you must not call her a sight.
2. Characteristic of, peculiar, or proper to women; womanlike, womanly.
3. In the same sense, of objects to which sex is attributed, or which have feminine names; especially, one of the heavenly bodies.
4. Of or pertaining to a woman, or to women; consisting of women; carried on by women.
5. Characteristic of, peculiar or proper to women; womanlike, womanly.
6. In grammar, a word indicating the feminine, or female, gender.
7. To make feminine; to weaken; effeminate (considered to be obsolete).
8. Feminism is from about 1851, but meant at first "state of being feminine".
These are, collectively, the female organs of reproduction.
- The ovaries, which produce eggs (ova) and female hormones.
- The Fallopian tubes, which transport the egg from the ovaries to the uterus.
- The uterus, which receives the egg for fertilization and provides a growth environment for the developing embryo and fetus.
- The cervix, the lower, narrow part of the uterus that opens into the vagina; and the vagina.
- The muscular canal that extends from the cervix to the outside of the body and enables sperm to enter the female reproductive tract.
The urethra in a female is shorter than the urethra in the male.
The meatus (opening) of the female urethra is below the clitoris and just above the opening of the vagina.