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Meaning of SEXUAL

Pronunciation:  'sekshooul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  involved in a sexual relationship; "the intimate (or sexual) relations between husband and wife"; "she had been intimate with many men"
  2. [adj]  having or involving sex; "sexual reproduction"; "sexual spores"
  3. [adj]  of or relating to or characterized by sexuality; "sexual orientation"; "sexual distinctions"

SEXUAL is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: intersexual, intimate, sexed, sexy, unisexual
 Antonyms: asexual, nonsexual



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sex"u*al\, a. [L. sexualis, fr. sexus sex: cf. F.
Of or pertaining to sex, or the sexes; distinguishing sex;
peculiar to the distinction and office of male or female;
relating to the distinctive genital organs of the sexes;
proceeding from, or based upon, sex; as, sexual
characteristics; sexual intercourse, connection, or commerce;
sexual desire; sexual diseases; sexual generation.

{Sexual dimorphism} (Biol.), the condition of having one of
   the sexes existing in two forms, or varieties, differing
   in color, size, etc., as in many species of butterflies
   which have two kinds of females.

{Sexual method} (Bot.), a method of classification proposed
   by Linn[ae]us, founded mainly on difference in number and
   position of the stamens and pistils of plants.

{Sexual selection} (Biol.), the selective preference of one
   sex for certain characteristics in the other, such as
   bright colors, musical notes, etc.; also, the selection
   which results from certain individuals of one sex having
   more opportunities of pairing with the other sex, on
   account of greater activity, strength, courage, etc.;
   applied likewise to that kind of evolution which results
   from such sexual preferences. --Darwin.

         In these cases, therefore, natural selection seems
         to have acted independently of sexual selection.
                                               --A. R.