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- noun context countable lang=en Either of the main divisions into which many organisms can be placed according to their reproductive functions or organs. qualifier In most organisms, the division is into males and females; some organisms have additional sexes.
- — What sex is that hamster?
- — The abnormality is found in both sexes.
- — Slime molds are sometimes erroneously said to have thirteen sexes.
- context uncountable lang=en The distinguishing property, quality, or assemblage of properties by which organisms are classified as female or male on the basis of their reproductive organs and functions; the set of properties by which male is distinguished from female.
- — The effect of the medication is dependent upon age, sex, and other factors.
- — The researchers divided the subjects by sex.
- context uncountable lang=en sexual intercourse Sexual intercourse; the act of sexual intercourse.
- — All you ever think about is sex.
- — We had sex in the back seat.
- context euphemistic lang=en genitalia Genitalia; a penis or vagina.
- context obsolete with the definite article lang=en women Women; womankind.
- * 1740, Samuel Richardson, Pamela:
- *: ‘With all my heart,’ replied my master; ‘I have so much honour for all the sex, that I would not have the meanest person of it stand, while I sit, had I been to have made the custom.’
- * 1759, w:Laurence Sterne Laurence Sterne, w:The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, s:Tristram Shandy/Chapter 1 chapter 1, [http://books.google.com/books?id=0G44AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA52&dq=the-sex page 52]:
- * ... unless it was with his sister-in-law, my father’s wife and my mother,—my uncle Toby scarce exchanged three words with the sex in as many years ...
- * quote-book year=1769 title=w:Commentaries on the Laws of England Commentaries on the Laws of England author=w:William Blackstone William Blackstone passage=Thus female honor, which is dearer to the sex than their lives, is left by the common law to be the sport of an abandoned calumniator.
- * 1807, John Hoole, trans. Ludovico Ariosto, Orlando Furioso, XXVII ll. 1003-4:
- *: But how can each the boasted treasure own, / When through the sex no two chaste wives are known?
- * 1862, Wilkie Collins, No Name
- *: Even the reptile temperament of Noel Vanstone warmed under the influence of the sex: he had an undeniably appreciative eye for a handsome woman, and Magdalen’s grace and beauty were not thrown away on him.
- verb context zoology lang=en To determine the biological sex of an animal.
- — It is not easy to sex lizards.
- context colloquial lang=en To have sex with.
- — The passionate lovers sexed each other every night.
- — OK, so I’m sexin’ her, right, and all I can think of is this other girl.
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