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sex - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'sex' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Sex [ n.]
- 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.
- One of the two divisions of organic beings formed on the distinction of male and female.
- The capability in plants of fertilizing or of being fertilized; as, staminate and pistillate flowers are of opposite sexes.
- One of the groups founded on this distinction.

Meaning of 'sex' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . sex [ n]
Meaning (1):
- all of the feelings resulting from the urge to gratify sexual impulses
Example in sentence:
  • he wanted a better sex life;
  • the film contained no sex or violence
Meaning (2):
- the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles
Example in sentence:
  • she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus
Meaning (3):
- either of the two categories (male or female) into which most organisms are divided
Example in sentence:
  • the war between the sexes
Meaning (4):
- activities associated with sexual intercourse
Example in sentence:
  • they had sex in the back seat
5 . sex [ v]
Meaning (5):
- stimulate sexually
Example in sentence:
  • The old man wanted to be masturbated by the prostitute;
  • This movie usually arouses the male audience