Having the qualities of a woman; becoming or appropriate to the female sex; as, in a good sense, modest, graceful, affectionate, confiding; or, in a bad sense, weak, nerveless, timid, pleasure-loving, effeminate.
Any one of those words which are the appellations of females, or which have the terminations usually found in such words; as, actress, songstress, abbess, executrix.
a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to females or to objects classified as female
of grammatical gender
A term used to describe the socially constructed and culturally specific gender behaviors expected of females; see also masculine
The gender role assigned to females (also woman).