Femeral to Feoff
(Fem"er*al) n. (Arch.) See Femerell.
(Fem"er*ell) n. [OF. fumeraille part of a chimney. See Fume.] (Arch.) A lantern, or louver
covering, placed on a roof, for ventilation or escape of smoke.
(Fem"i*nal) a. Feminine. [Obs.] West.
(Fem`i*nal"i*ty) n. Feminity.
(Fem"i*nate) a. [L. feminatus effeminate.] Feminine. [Obs.]
(Fem`i*ne"i*ty) n. [L. femineus womanly.] Womanliness; femininity. C. Reade.
(Fem"i*nine) a. [L. femininus, fr. femina woman; prob. akin to L. fetus, or to Gr. qh^sqai
to suck, qh^sai to suckle, Skr. dha to suck; cf. AS. f&aemacrmme woman, maid: cf. F. féminin. See
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 formMilton.
Angelic, but more soft and feminine.
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.
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.
(Fem"i*nine*ly), adv. In a feminine manner. Byron.
(Fem"i*nine*ness), n. The quality of being feminine; womanliness; womanishness.
1. The quality or nature of the female sex; womanliness.
2. The female form. [Obs.]
O serpent under femininitee.Chaucer.
(Fe*min"i*ty) n. Womanliness; femininity. [Obs.] "Trained up in true feminity." Spenser.