Simple Definition of sex
: the state of being male or female
: men or male animals as a group or women or female animals as a group
: physical activity in which people touch each other's bodies, kiss each other, etc. : physical activity that is related to and often includes sexual intercourse
Full Definition of sex
1 : either of the two major forms of individuals that occur in many species and that are distinguished respectively as female or male especially on the basis of their reproductive organs and structures
2 : the sum of the structural, functional, and behavioral characteristics of organisms that are involved in reproduction marked by the union of gametes and that distinguish males and females
3a : sexually motivated phenomena or behaviorb : sexual intercourse
4 : genitalia
Examples of sex in a sentence
The form asks for your name, age, and sex.
The couple didn't know what the sex of their baby would be.
How do you tell the sex of a hamster?
discrimination on the basis of sex
Some feel men are the more aggressive sex.
All he ever thinks about is sex.
Her mom talked to her about sex.
She doesn't like all the sex and violence in movies.
He had sex with his girlfriend.
Origin of sex
Middle English, from Latin sexus
First Known Use: 14th century
Definition of sex
1 : to identify the sex of <sex newborn chicks>
2a : to increase the sexual appeal of —often used with upb : to arouse the sexual desires of
First Known Use of sex
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Definition of sex for Students
1 : either of two divisions into which many living things can be divided according to their roles in reproduction and which consist of males or females
2 : the state of being male or female <The form asks for your name, age, and sex.>
3 : sexual activity
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