from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Biology Having both female and male characteristics; hermaphroditic.
- adj. Being neither distinguishably masculine nor feminine, as in dress, appearance, or behavior.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Pertaining to a feature or characteristic that is not definitively of either sex.
- adj. Possessing qualities of both sexes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Uniting both sexes in one, or having the characteristics of both; being in nature both male and female; hermaphroditic.
- adj. Bearing both staminiferous and pistilliferous flowers in the same cluster.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having two sexes; being both male and female; of the nature of a hermaphrodite; hermaphroditical.
- In botany: Having male and female flowers in the same inflorescence, as in some species of Carex. In mosses, having antheridia and archegonia in the same involucre.
- In zoology, uniting the characters of both sexes; having the parts of both sexes; being of both sexes; hermaphrodite. The androgynous condition is a very common one in invertebrate animals. The two sexes may coexist at the same time in one individual, which impregnates itself, as a snail; or two such individuals may impregnate each other, as earthworms; or one individual may be male and female at different times, developing first the product of the one sex and then that of the other.
- Having or partaking of the mental characteristics of both sexes.
- Also androgynal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to or exhibiting both female and male sex organs but with a predominantly female appearance
- adj. having both male and female characteristics
Peter Filichia of The Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J., has a feature about comedian Julia Sweeney best known as the androgynous "Pat" on "Saturday Night Live" and her one-woman stage show, "Letting Go of God," in which she talks about how she became an atheist.
(Soundbite of song from album “Empty Houses Are Lonely”) CHRISTIAN HOARD reporting: On first listen to Tom Brosseau's mostly acoustic songs, his biggest asset seems to be a voice that recalls the androgynous swoops and swoons of sensitive compatriots, like Jeff Buckley and Devendra Banhart.
In an article about basketball player Brittney Griner, she is described as androgynous, not "model-pretty," and manly - because she's tall.
She may be a little tall for the role, but Jane is described as androgynous, with full lips and large eyes, which Katherine has.
I just realized now how many times I've found myself zoning out in front of my work station while thinking of fondling BSNYC, not as a he or she, but some kind of androgynous muscular waif, a grimy enigma, as he/she unvelcros his/her dirty cycling shoes with her/his gritty fingers after experiencing a whole new world of pain after a race...
As there was nothing really new in it, well apart from saying Bill had boyish looks usually people jump on the 'androgynous' band wagon.
Branding was at a loss to understand why until, with an unsettling lurch, it occurred to him that she had the kind of androgynous perfection of beauty only a child could possess.
The actress - who made her directorial debut in the new movie 'Whip It', a story about a teenager who is pushed into beauty pageants by her mother before becoming a roller derby player - doesn't like being girly and often feels quite "androgynous".
Gordon Gano (lead singer) sounds kind of androgynous, so it creates some solidarity.
Reptilians regard themselves a perfected and superior race because of two main reasons; their physically androgynous, meaning male and female in the same body.