1 suitable to or characteristic of a woman
a feminine fashion
2 possessing qualities or characteristics considered typical of or appropriate to a woman
a denoting or belonging to a gender of nouns, occurring in many inflected languages, that includes all kinds of referents as well as some female animate referents
b (as n) German Zeit ``time'' and Ehe ``marriage'' are feminines (C14: from Latin femininus, from femina woman)
n (Prosody) an unstressed syllable at the end of a line of verse
n (Prosody) a rhyme between words in which one, two, or more unstressed syllables follow a stressed one, as in elation, nation or merrily, verily
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