[noun] [C]We thought the kitten was male, but actually it was a female.Females (= women) represent 40% of the country's workforce.You don't see many lone females (= women) walking around that area after dark.Female is sometimes used to refer to a woman in a way that shows a lack of respect.It was my third doctor's appointment in two weeks and I think he dismissed me as just a hysterical female.
Meaning of FEMALE in English
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012