- Androgynous An*drog"y*nous, Androgynal An*drog"y*nal, a. [L.
androgynus, Gr. ?; 'anh`r, 'andro`s, man + gynh` woman: cf.
1. Uniting both sexes in one, or having the characteristics
of both; being in nature both male and female;
The truth is, a great mind must be androgynous. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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androgynous — [an drä′jə nəs] adj. [L androgynus < Gr androgynos: see ANDRO & GYNOUS] 1. both male and female in one; hermaphroditic 2. Bot. bearing both staminate and pistillate flowers in the same inflorescence or cluster 3. a) of or marked by a blend of… … English World dictionary
androgynous — (adj.) 1620s, from L. androgynus, from Gk. androgynos hermaphrodite, male and female in one; womanish man; as an adjective (of baths) common to men and women, from andros, gen. of aner male (see ANTHROPO (Cf. anthropo )) + gyne woman (see QUEEN… … Etymology dictionary
androgynous — *bisexual, hermaphroditic, hermaphrodite, epicene … New Dictionary of Synonyms
androgynous — [adj] having male and female traits bisexual, cross sexual, epicene, hermaphrodite, trans sexual, unisexual; concept 372 … New thesaurus
androgynous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ partly male and partly female; of indeterminate sex. DERIVATIVES androgyny noun. ORIGIN from Greek an r man + gun woman … English terms dictionary
androgynous — [[t]ændrɒ̱ʤɪnəs[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n In biology, an androgynous person, animal, or plant has both male and female sexual characteristics. [TECHNICAL] Syn: hermaphrodite 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe someone as androgynous, you mean… … English dictionary
androgynous — adjective Etymology: Latin androgynus hermaphrodite, from Greek androgynos, from andr + gynē woman more at queen Date: 1651 1. having the characteristics or nature of both male and female 2. a. neither specifically feminine nor masculine … New Collegiate Dictionary
androgynous — an|drog|y|nous [ænˈdrɔdʒınəs US ˈdra: ] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: androgynus person who is both male and female , from Greek, from andr ( ANDR ) + gyne woman ] 1.) having both male and female parts 2.) someone who is androgynous… … Dictionary of contemporary English
androgynous — an|drog|y|nous [ æn dradʒənəs ] adjective 1. ) an androgynous person is neither clearly male nor clearly female 2. ) an androgynous animal or plant has both male and female parts … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
androgynous — adjective 1 having both male and female parts 2 someone who is androgynous looks both female and male: Bowie had a kind of androgynous sex appeal … Longman dictionary of contemporary English