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SEX 10 

2 letters words from 'sex'

ES 2EX 9

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Definitions and meaning of sex

sex

Alternative forms

  • sexe (archaic)

Pronunciation

  • enPR: sĕks, IPA(key): /sɛks/
  • Rhymes: -ɛks
  • Homophone: secs

Etymology 1

From Middle English sexe (gender), from Old French sexe (genitals; gender), from Latin sexus (gender; gender traits; males or females; genitals), of uncertain etymology. Sometimes connected with Latin secō, secāre (divide, cut), with the idea of division of the species.

Usage for women specifically follows Middle French le sexe (women) (attested in 1580). Usage for third and additional sexes follows French troisième sexe, referring to masculine women in 1817 and homosexuals in 1847. First used by Lord Byron and others in English in reference to Catholic clergy. Usage for sexual intercourse first attested in 1900 (in the writings of H.G. Wells).

Noun

sex (countable and uncountable, plural sexes)

  1. (countable) A category into which sexually-reproducing organisms are divided on the basis of their reproductive roles in their species.
    • a. 1382, Bible (Wycliffite), Genesis, Chapter vi, Verse 19:
      Of all þingez hauyng soule of eny flesch: two þou schalt brynge in to þe ark, þat male sex & female []
    • 1994, Valerie Harms, Uc Rodale Nat Aud Enviro, page 268:
      I would never have guessed [] that slime molds can have thirteen sexes.
  2. (countable) Another category, especially of humans and especially based on sexuality or gender roles.
    • 1792, Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
      Still there are some loop-holes out of which a man may creep, and dare to think and act for himself; but for a woman it is an herculean task, because she has difficulties peculiar to her sex to overcome, which require almost super-human powers.
    • 1817, The works of Claudian, tr. into Engl. verse by A. Hawkins, page 43:
      "But now another sex, in arms, is brought, / And, realms to guard, are eunuchs able thought!"
    • 1821, Lord Byron, Don Juan, Canto V, Stanza xxvi, line 148:
      A black old neutral personage
      Of the third sex stept up.
  3. (countable) The members of such a category, taken collectively.
    • 1671, John Milton, Samson Agonistes, 774:
      It was a weakness
      In me, but incident to all our sex.
    • 1780, Jeremy Bentham, Introduction to the Principles of Morals & Legislation, vi, §35:
      The sensibility of the female sex appears [] to be greater than that of the male.
  4. (uncountable) The distinction and relation between these categories, especially in humans; gender.
    • 2005 November 11, Guardian, 18:
      A lot of women now like men to pay for them on dates... We've dealt with the outdated view of sex underpinning this.
  5. (obsolete or literary, uncountable, with "the") Women; the human female sex and those who belong to it.
    • 1789 November 3, Arthur Young, Travels... undertaken with a view of ascertaining the cultivation... of the kingdom of France, i, 220:
      The sex of Venice are undoubtedly of a distinguished beauty.
  6. (uncountable) Sexual activity, usually sexual intercourse unless preceded by a modifier.
    • 1900, H.G. Wells, Love & Mr. Lewisham, xvii, 144:
      We marry in fear and trembling, sex for a home is the woman's traffic, and the man comes to his heart's desire when his heart's desire is dead.
    • 1929, D.H. Lawrence, Pansies, 57:
      If you want to have sex, you've got to trust
      At the core of your heart, the other creature.
    • 1934, translation of the Qur'an (23:5) by Abdullah Yusuf Ali
      (The believers ... those ... ) who abstain from sex
    • 1962 June 7, The Listener, 1006/2:
      Why wasn't Bond ‘more tender’ in his love-making? Why did he just ‘have sex’ and disappear?
    • 1990, House of Cards, Season 1, Episode 3:
      It wouldn't work with you... Sex, I mean. You're... easy to be with. You're... you're not dangerous. You're my best friend, John. I couldn't have it on with my best friend, John. It would be embarrassing. Sorry. Honest.
  7. (countable, euphemistic or slang) Genitalia: a penis or vagina.
    • 1664, Thomas Killigrew, Princess, ii, ii:
      Another ha's gon through with the bargain... One that will find the way to her Sex, before you'le come to kissing her hand.
    • 1938, David Gascoyne, Hölderlin's Madness, 18:
      And the black cypresses strained upwards like the sex of a hanged man.
    • 1993, Catherine Coulter, The Heiress Bride, page 354:
      She touched his sex with her hand.
    • 2003 March 2, Daily News of New York, 2:
      And he put in a fake sex (penis) because he wanted to make the scene more real, more rude.
Usage notes
  • Since the 1960s, it is increasingly common—particularly in academic contexts—to distinguish between sex and gender, the former being taken as inherent biological distinctions and the latter as constructed social and cultural ones. See Wikipedia's article on the Sex and gender distinction.
Synonyms
  • (divisions of organisms by reproductive role): gender (sometimes proscribed: see usage note)
  • (copulation): See also Thesaurus:copulation
Hypernyms
  • See species
Hyponyms
  • (usual): See male and female
  • (in some contexts): See bigender, transgender, genderless, intersex, genderfluid, homosexual, eunuch
  • (jocular, now uncommon): See clergy
Derived terms
Related terms
Descendants
  • Dutch: seks
  • German: Sex
  • Hindi: सेक्स (seks)
Translations
See also
  • female
  • gender
  • intersexed
  • male
  • missexed, missexing
  • sexuality
  • sex up
  • third sex
  • unsex
References
  • Oxford English Dictionary, "sex, n.1", 2008.

Verb

sex (third-person singular simple present sexes, present participle sexing, simple past and past participle sexed)

  1. (zoology, transitive) To determine the sex of an animal.
  2. (chiefly US, colloquial, intransitive) To have sex with.

Synonyms

  • (to have sex): do it, get it on, have sex; see also Thesaurus:copulate
Derived terms
  • missex
  • sex up
Translations
References
  • Oxford English Dictionary, "sex, v.", 2008.

Etymology 2

From sect.

Noun

sex (plural sexes)

  1. (obsolete) Alternative form of sect.

References

  • Oxford English Dictionary, "sex, n.2", 2008.

Further reading

  • "sex" in Raymond Williams, Keywords (revised), 1983, Fontana Press, page 283.

Anagrams

  • exs., sXe

Czech

Etymology

Latin sexus

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈsɛks]

Noun

sex m

  1. sex (sexual intercourse)

Synonyms

  • See also soulož

Related terms

Further reading

  • sex in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • sex in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Danish

Etymology

From English sex.

Pronunciation

  • Homophone: seks

Noun

sex c

  1. (uncountable) Sexual intercourse, sex.

Derived terms

  • analsex
  • gruppesex
  • oralsex
  • sexet (adjective)

Related terms

  • seksualitet c
  • seksuel (adjective)

Dutch

Etymology

From English sex.

Noun

sex m (uncountable)

  1. (proscribed) Alternative form of seks

Usage notes

Certain magazines use sex instead of seks, since the correct spelling is regarded more neutral and official, and the other more exciting.


Icelandic

Etymology

From Old Norse sex.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [sɛks]
  • IPA(key): [sɛxs]
  • IPA(key): [sɛɣs] (regional)
  • Rhymes: -ɛks

Numeral

sex (cardinal, indeclinable)

  1. six; the cardinal number after fimm (five) and before sjö (seven).

Derived terms

  • klukkan sex
  • sexa

Interlingua

Etymology

From Old Norse sex, from Proto-Germanic *sehs, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs (six).

Numeral

sex

  1. six

Latin

Alternative forms

  • Symbol: VI

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs. Cognates include Sanskrit षष् (ṣaṣ), Old Armenian վեց (vecʿ), Ancient Greek ἕξ (héx), and Old English siex (English six).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /seks/, [sɛks]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /seks/, [sɛks]

Numeral

sex (indeclinable)

  1. six; 6

Descendants

  • Eastern Romance
    • Aromanian: shasi
    • Istro-Romanian: șåse
    • Megleno-Romanian: șasi
    • Romanian: șase
  • Gallo-Italic
    • Emilian: , siē
    • Ligurian: sêi
    • Lombard: sees
    • Piedmontese: ses
  • Italo-Dalmatian
    • Corsican: sei
    • Dalmatian: si
    • Istriot: seije
    • Italian: sei
    • Neapolitan: séje
      Tarantino: sèje
    • Sicilian: sei
  • Old French: sis
    • Middle French: six
      • French: six
        • Haitian Creole: sis
        • Louisiana Creole French: sis
        • Mauritian Creole: sis
      • Norman: six
    • Walloon: shijh
    • Middle English: sice, sis
      • English: sice, sise, size
        • Japanese: サイス (saisu)
  • Old Occitan: seis
    • Catalan: sis
    • Occitan: sièis
  • Rhaeto-Romance
    • Friulian: sîs
    • Ladin: sies
    • Romansch: sis, seis, ses
  • Sardinian: ses
  • Venetian: sei
  • West Iberian
    • Aragonese: seis
    • Old Leonese: [Term?]
      • Asturian: seis, seyes
      • Mirandese: seis
    • Old Portuguese: seis, seys
      • Galician: seis
      • Portuguese: seis, seys, seix
        • Kabuverdianu: sais
        • Papiamentu: seis
    • Spanish: seis
      • Aklanon: sais
      • Cebuano: sayis
      • Tagalog: sais

See also

  • Appendix:Latin cardinal numerals

References

  • sex in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sex in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • sex in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sex in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English seax.

Noun

sex

  1. Alternative form of sax

Etymology 2

From Old English sex, alternative form of siex.

Numeral

sex

  1. Alternative form of six

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From English sex, from Latin sexus

Noun

sex m (definite singular sexen, uncountable)

  1. sex (sexual intercourse)

Derived terms

  • sexliv

References

  • “sex” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • “sex” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From English sex, from Latin sexus

Noun

sex m (definite singular sexen, uncountable)

  1. sex (sexual intercourse)

Derived terms

  • sexliv

References

  • “sex” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /seks/

Noun

sex n (Late West Saxon)

  1. Alternative form of seax (shortsword, dagger, knife)

Old Frisian

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *sehs.

Numeral

sex

  1. six.

Descendants

  • North Frisian:
    Föhr-Amrum, Mooring and Wiedingharde: seeks
    Helgoland: sös
    Sylt: soks
  • Saterland Frisian: säks
  • West Frisian: seis

Old Norse

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *sehs, whence also Old English siex (English six), Old Frisian sex, Old Saxon sehs, Middle Dutch sesse (Dutch zes), Old High German sehs (German sechs), Gothic 𐍃𐌰𐌹𐌷𐍃 (saihs). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs, cognate with Sanskrit षष् (ṣaṣ), Old Armenian վեց (vecʿ), Ancient Greek ἕξ (héx).

Numeral

sex

  1. six

Descendants

  • Icelandic: sex
  • Faroese: seks
  • Norn: siks
  • Norwegian: seks
  • Old Swedish: sæx, siæx
    • Swedish: sex
  • Old Danish: sæx
    • Danish: seks
  • Elfdalian: sjäks
  • Old Gutnish: siex
    • Gutnish: siex, sex

References

  • sex in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Pennsylvania German

Etymology

Compare German sechs, Dutch zes, English six.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sɛk͡s/

Numeral

sex

  1. six

Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin sexus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /seks/
  • Rhymes: -eks

Noun

sex n (plural sexe or sexuri)

  1. gender, sex
  2. sex, sexual intercourse

Declension

Derived terms

  • sexul slab
  • sexul tare

Slovak

Etymology

From English sex, from Latin sexus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛks/

Noun

sex m (genitive singular sexu, nominative plural sexy, genitive plural sexov, declension pattern of dub)

  1. sex (intercourse, sexual activity)

Declension

Derived terms

  • sexi, sexy (adjective)
  • sexuálny (adjective)
  • sexuálne (adverb)
  • sexuálnosť f

References

  • sex in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Swedish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sɛks/
  • Homophone: säcks (in accents that don't make change between short e and ä)

Etymology 1

From Old Swedish sæx, siæx, from Old Norse sex, from Proto-Germanic *sehs, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs (six).

Numeral

sex

  1. six
Coordinate terms
Derived terms
  • sexa
  • sjätte
  • sjättedel

See also

  • noll, ett, två, tre, fyra, fem, sex, sju, åtta, nio, tio, elva, tolv

Etymology 2

From English sex.

Noun

sex n

  1. sex (intercourse, sexual activity)

Synonyms

  • samlag, ligg

Uzbek

Etymology

From Russian цех (cex), from Polish cech, from Middle High German zëch(e).

Noun

sex (plural sexlar)

  1. shop, section (of a factory)

Declension


Source: wiktionary.org
  • SEWIN, the Welsh or Irish name for the seatrout grilse.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)