Definitions for: Sex


[n] activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"
[n] the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles; "she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus"
[n] all of the feelings resulting from the urge to gratify sexual impulses; "he wanted a better sex life"; "the film contained no sex or violence"
[n] either of the two categories (male or female) into which most organisms are divided; "the war between the sexes"
[v] tell the sex (of young chickens)
[v] stimulate sexually; "This movie usually arouses the male audience"



Webster (1913) Definition: Sex- [L. sex six. See Six.]
A combining form meaning six; as, sexdigitism; sexennial.


Sex, n. [L. sexus: cf. F. sexe.]
1. The distinguishing peculiarity of male or female in both
animals and plants; the physical difference between male
and female; the assemblage of properties or qualities by
which male is distinguished from female.

2. One of the two divisions of organic beings formed on the
distinction of male and female.

3. (Bot.)
(a) The capability in plants of fertilizing or of being
fertilized; as, staminate and pistillate flowers are
of opposite sexes.
(b) One of the groups founded on this distinction.

The sex, the female sex; women, in general.

Synonyms: arouse, excite, gender, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice, sexual urge, sexuality, turn on, wind up

See Also: activity, androgyny, arousal, autoeroticism, autoerotism, bestiality, bisexuality, bisexuality, bodily function, bodily process, body process, bondage, breeding, carnal abuse, carnal knowledge, category, class, coition, coitus, conception, congress, conjugation, copulation, coupling, differentiate, distinguish, facts of life, family, feeling, femaleness, feminineness, foreplay, gayness, hermaphroditism, heterosexualism, heterosexuality, homoeroticism, homosexualism, homosexuality, intercourse, lechery, love, love life, lovemaking, making love, maleness, masculinity, mating, outercourse, pairing, perversion, physiological property, pleasure, procreation, promiscuity, promiscuousness, relation, reproduction, safe sex, secern, secernate, separate, severalise, severalize, sex act, sexual congress, sexual intercourse, sexual love, sexual perversion, sexual relation, sexual union, shake, shake up, sleeping around, stimulate, stimulation, stir, straightness, tell, tell apart, tempt, union, zooerastia, zooerasty

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