HyperDic: sex

English > 6 senses of the word sex:
NOUNactsex, sexual activity, sexual practice, sex activityactivities associated with sexual intercourse
groupsexeither of the two categories (male or female) into which most organisms are divided
feelingsex, sexual urgeall of the feelings resulting from the urge to gratify sexual impulses
attributesex, gender, sexualitythe properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles
VERBemotionsex, arouse, excite, turn on, wind upstimulate sexually
cognitionsextell the sex (of young chickens)
sex > pronunciation
Soundsseh'ks
RhymesAix ... x / X: 35 rhymes with ehks...
English > sex: 6 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningActivities associated with sexual intercourse.
Example"they had sex in the back seat"
Synonymssexual activity, sexual practice, sex activity
Attributesheterosexualsexually attracted to members of the opposite sex
homosexualsexually attracted to members of your own sex
Narrowerautoeroticism, autoerotismUsing you own body as a sexual object
bestiality, zooerastia, zooerasty, sodomysexual activity between a person and an animal
bisexualitysexual activity with both men and women
bondagesexual practice that involves physically restraining (by cords or handcuffs) one of the partners
carnal abuseAny lascivious contact by an adult with the sexual organs of a child (especially not involving sexual intercourse)
conceptionThe act of becoming pregnant
coupling, mating, pairing, conjugation, union, sexual unionThe act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
foreplay, arousal, stimulationmutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse
heterosexuality, heterosexualism, straightnessA sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the opposite sex
homosexuality, homosexualism, homoeroticism, queerness, gaynessA sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the same sex
lecheryunrestrained / unrestrained indulgence in sexual activity
outercoursesexual stimulation without vaginal penetration
perversion, sexual perversionAn aberrant sexual practice
pleasuresexual gratification / gratification
promiscuity, promiscuousness, sleeping aroundindulging in promiscuous (casual and indiscriminate) sexual relations
reproduction, procreation, breeding, facts of lifeThe sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
safe sexsexual activity (especially sexual intercourse) with the use of measures (such as latex condoms) to avoid the transmission of disease (especially AIDS)
sexual intercourse, intercourse, sex act, copulation, coitus, coition, sexual congress, sexual relation, relation, carnal knowledgeThe act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman
sexual love, lovemaking, making love, love, love lifesexual activities (often including sexual intercourse) between two people
Broaderbodily process, body process, bodily function, activityAn organic process that takes place in the body
Spanishrelaciones sexuales, relación, sexo
Catalanrelacions sexuals, sexe
Adjectivessexualhaving or involving sex
Verbssexstimulate sexually
English > sex: 6 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningEither of the two categories (male or female) into which most organisms are divided.
Example"the war between the sexes"
Broaderclass, category, familyA collection of things sharing a common attribute
Spanishsexo
Catalansexe
Verbssextell the sex (of young chickens)
English > sex: 6 senses > noun 3, feeling
MeaningAll of the feelings resulting from the urge to gratify sexual impulses.
Examples
  • "he wanted a better sex life"
  • "the film contained no sex or violence"
Synonymsexual urge
BroaderfeelingThe experiencing of affective and emotional states
Spanishsexo
Catalansexe
Adjectivessexymarked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest
sexyexciting sexual desire
Verbssexstimulate sexually
English > sex: 6 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningThe properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles.
Example"she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus"
Synonymsgender, sexuality
AttributesandrogynousHaving both male and female characteristics / characteristics
asexual, nonsexualnot having or involving sex
femaleThe sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop
maleThe sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation
sexualhaving or involving sex
Narrowerandrogyny, hermaphroditism, bisexualityshowing characteristics of both sexes
femaleness, femininenessThe properties characteristic of the female sex
maleness, masculinityThe properties characteristic of the male sex
Broaderphysiological propertyA property having to do with the functioning of the body
Spanishgénero, sexo, sexualidad
Catalansexe, sexualitat
Adjectivessexualof or relating to or characterized by sexuality
Verbssextell the sex (of young chickens)
English > sex: 6 senses > verb 1, emotion
Meaningstimulate sexually.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsarouse, excite, turn on, wind up
Entailed byteaseTo arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them
Narrowertempttry to seduce
Broaderstimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stirStir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
Spanishcalentar, despertar, determinar el sexo, emocionar, encender, excitarse, excitar, prender, suscitar
Catalananimar, deixondir, despertar, emocionar, excitar, suscitar
Nounssexactivities associated with sexual intercourse
sexall of the feelings resulting from the urge to gratify sexual impulses
English > sex: 6 senses > verb 2, cognition
Meaningtell the sex (of young chickens) .
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderdistinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apartmark as different
Spanishsexar
Nounssexthe properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles
sexeither of the two categories (male or female) into which most organisms are divided

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