Translation of "female" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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femaleadjective

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

女性的;妇女的;雌的;母的
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。
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Female plants produce flowers that will later develop into fruit.

(植物)能结果实的

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

(设备)阴的,内孔的
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

雌性动物;女子
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

女人(不尊重的说法)
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)