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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fem·i·nine /ˈfɛmənən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 fem·i·nine /ˈfɛmənən/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fem·i·nine a.
 1. Of or pertaining to a woman, or to women; characteristic of a woman; womanish; womanly.
    Her letters are remarkably deficient in feminine ease and grace.   --Macaulay.
 2. Having the qualities of a woman; becoming or appropriate to the female sex; as, in a good sense, modest, graceful, affectionate, confiding; or, in a bad sense, weak, nerveless, timid, pleasure-loving, effeminate.
 Her heavenly form
 Angelic, but more soft and feminine.   --Milton.
    Ninus being esteemed no man of war at all, but altogether feminine, and subject to ease and delicacy.   --Sir W. Raleigh.
 Feminine rhyme. Pros. See Female rhyme, under Female, a.
 Syn: -- See Female, a.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fem·i·nine, n.
 1. A woman. [Obs. or Colloq.]
    They guide the feminines toward the palace.   --Hakluyt.
 2. Gram. Any one of those words which are the appellations of females, or which have the terminations usually found in such words; as, actress, songstress, abbess, executrix.
    There are but few true feminines in English.   --Latham.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: associated with women and not with men; "feminine intuition"
             [ant: masculine]
      2: of grammatical gender [ant: neuter, masculine]
      3: befitting or characteristic of a woman especially a mature
         woman; "womanly virtues of gentleness and compassion"
         [syn: womanly] [ant: unwomanly]
      4: (music or poetry) ending on an unaccented beat or syllable;
         "a feminine ending"
      n : a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to
          females or to objects classified as female