from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, involving, or characteristic of sex, sexuality, the sexes, or the sex organs and their functions.
- adj. Implying or symbolizing erotic desires or activity.
- adj. Relating to, produced by, or involving reproduction characterized by the union of male and female gametes: sexual reproduction.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or relating to having sex, sexual acts and sexual reproduction.
- adj. Of or relating to gender.
- adj. Of or relating to sexuality.
- adj. Of or relating to sexual orientations, sexual identity or preferences with respect to sexual intercourse
- n. A species which reproduces by sexual rather than asexual reproduction, or a member of such a species.
- n. A person who experiences sexual attraction, a person who has interest in or desire for sex (especially as contrasted with an asexual).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to sex or the sexes in general: as, sexual characteristics.
- Distinctive of sex, whether male or female; peculiar to or characteristic of either sex; genital: as, sexual organs: the sexual system.
- Of the two sexes; done by means of the two sexes; reproductive: as, sexual intercourse; sexual reproduction.
- Peculiar to or affecting the sexes or organs of sex; venereal: as, sexual disease or malformation.
- Having sex: sexed; separated into two sexes; monœcious: the opposite of asexual: as a sexual animal.
- Such degree of affinity between the sexes of different species as enables these species to interbreed or hybridize.
- In botany, a system of classification founded on the distinction of sexes in plants, as male and female. Also called sexual method, artificial system, Linnean system. See Linnean.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having or involving sex
- adj. involved in a sexual relationship
- adj. of or relating to or characterized by sexuality
There's no denying there's a sexual aspect to it, uh, but it was less-the sexual aspect was less than actual sexual conduct and more directed toward the sex
And so, after the first sexual encounter, gradually his sexual desire builds back up and joins, as it were, these other unfulfilled desires -- this other need to totally possess her, after she's passed out, as
If we introduce two terms and call the person from whom the sexual attraction emanates the _sexual object_, and the action towards which the impulse strives the _sexual aim_, then the scientifically examined experience shows us many deviations in reference to both sexual object and sexual aim, the relations of which to the accepted standard require thorough investigation.
The boys were never properly questioned about whether there was a sexual motive in the killing as they became hysterical when the subject was brought up, but police were concerned that sexual abuse may have been committed.
And once again the term "sexual harassment" is being thrown around in a way that conveys a misleadingly broad definition.
Republican U.S. Senator Larry Craig, who wanted to give states even more rights to prevent gay marriage and voted against including the term "sexual orientation" in a hate crimes bill, resigned after he was caught soliciting gay sex in an airport bathroom.
Even 20 years after Justice Thomas joined the Supreme Court, and Americans heard the term sexual harassment'' in televised hearings featuring his accuser, Anita Hill, his confirmation remains a painful chapter in the nation's history because of its mix of race, sex and the left-right political chasm.
Currently, the term sexual assault is used instead.
Pakistan's ambassador went further, telling diplomats he preferred the term "sexual disorientation."
Muslim countries balked, saying they couldn't accept any reference to the term "sexual orientation."