Translation of "female" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈfiː.meɪl/ us /ˈfiː.meɪl/

female adjective (SEX)

B1 belonging or relating to women, or the sex that can give birth to young or produce eggs

She was voted the best female vocalist. 她当选最佳女歌手。
Female lions do not have manes. 母狮没有鬃毛。
See also

Female plants produce flowers that will later develop into fruit.


More examples

  • His act tended to attract an exclusively female audience.
  • A female lion defends her young ferociously.
  • The author discusses why female beauty has become linked to thinness.
  • The appointment of a female director is a quantum leap for women's equality.
  • Do you agree that male and female roles are becoming blurred ?

female adjective (CONNECTING PART)

specialized electronics used to refer to a piece of equipment that has a hole or space into which another part can be fitted

a female plug/connector 母插头/内孔式连接器

femalenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfiː.meɪl/ us /ˈfiː.meɪl/

B2 a female animal or person

The kitten was actually a female, not a male. 这只小猫的确是母的,不是公的。
Females (= women) represent 40 percent of the country's workforce. 女性占全国劳动力的40%。

used to refer to a woman in a way that shows no respect

I suspect the doctor thought I was just another hysterical female. 我猜那个医生认为我只不过是另一个歇斯底里的女人罢了。

More examples

  • Male non-smoker, 36, GSOH, would like to meet interesting female.
  • The male bird displays several characteristics which distinguish him from the female.
  • During the rut, stags can be seen fighting for females.
  • Males and females will be treated equally during the application process.
  • Police are looking for a white female between the ages of 20 and 35.

(Translation of “female” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)