[sek-shoo-uh l or, esp. British, seks-yoo-] /ˈsɛk ʃu əl or, esp. British, ˈsɛks yu-/
of, relating to, or for :
sexual matters; sexual aids.
occurring between or involving the :
having sexual organs or reproducing by processes involving both .
not of, relating to, or characterized by sex or sexuality
of, relating to, or characterized by sex or sexuality
(of reproduction) characterized by the union of male and female gametes Compare asexual (sense 2)
1650s, “of or pertaining to the fact of being male or female,” from Late Latin sexualis “relating to sex,” from Latin sexus (see sex (n.)). Meaning “pertaining to copulation or generation” is from 1766; sexual intercourse attested by 1778; sexual orientation by 1967; sexual harassment by 1975. Sexual revolution attested by 1962. Sexual politics is from 1970. Related: Sexually.
sexual sex·u·al (sěk’shōō-əl)
- Nonsexual generation
nonsexual generation non·sex·u·al generation (nŏn-sěk’shōō-əl) n. See asexual generation.
[shair-hohl-der] /ˈʃɛərˌhoʊl dər/ noun 1. a or owner of , especially in a company or corporation. /ˈʃɛəˌhəʊldə/ noun 1. the owner of one or more shares in a company n. c.1830, from share (n.1) in the financial sense + agent noun from hold (v.).
[shed] /ʃɛd/ verb (used with object), shed, shedding. 1. to pour forth (water or other liquid), as a fountain. 2. to emit and let fall, as tears. 3. to impart or release; give or send forth (light, sound, fragrance, influence, etc.). 4. to resist being penetrated or affected by: cloth that sheds water. 5. to […]
[non-sahy-tid] /nɒnˈsaɪ tɪd/ adjective 1. having no eyesight; unsighted; blind.