Belonging to the sex which produces sperm.
Pertaining to or associated with men, or male animals
Inherently characteristic of the male of a species
Of instruments or tools: designed to fit into or penetrate a female counterpart, as in a connector or pipe fitting
English Synonyms and Antonyms
We apply male to the sex, masculine to the qualities, especially to the stronger, hardier, and more imperious qualities that distinguish the male sex; as applied to women, masculine has often the depreciatory sense of unwomanly, rude, or harsh; as, a masculine face or voice, or the like; tho one may say in a commendatory way, she acted with masculine courage or decision. Manlike may mean only having the outward appearance or semblance of a man, or may be closely equivalent to manly. Manly refers to all the qualities and traits worthy of a man; manful, especially to the valor and prowess that become a man; we speak of a manful struggle, manly decision; we say manly gentleness or tenderness; we could not say manful tenderness. Mannish is a depreciatory word referring to the mimicry or parade of some superficial qualities of manhood; as, a mannish boy or woman. Masculine may apply to the distinctive qualities of the male sex at any age; virile applies to the distinctive qualities of mature manhood only, as opposed not only to feminine or womanly but to childish, and is thus an emphatic word for sturdy, intrepid, etc.
See synonyms for FEMININE.
an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)
female person, female, hermaphroditic, pseudohermaphroditic, intersexual, egg-producing(a), unisex, hermaphrodite, feminine, gynandromorphous, epicene, young-bearing(a), androgynous, pseudohermaphrodite, pistillate, gynandromorphic, bisexual
male, male personnoun
a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
female, female person, hermaphroditic, epicene, egg-producing(a), bisexual, feminine, gynandromorphic, gynandromorphous, pseudohermaphrodite, pseudohermaphroditic, androgynous, pistillate, unisex, hermaphrodite, young-bearing(a), intersexual
the capital of Maldives in the center of the islands
female person, female, young-bearing(a), intersexual, unisex, androgynous, gynandromorphous, hermaphrodite, gynandromorphic, feminine, epicene, egg-producing(a), pseudohermaphrodite, pseudohermaphroditic, pistillate, hermaphroditic, bisexual
being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation
"a male infant"; "a male holly tree"
female, female person, egg-producing(a), epicene, pseudohermaphrodite, hermaphroditic, androgynous, young-bearing(a), unisex, pseudohermaphroditic, bisexual, gynandromorphous, pistillate, feminine, gynandromorphic, intersexual, hermaphrodite
male, manful, manlike, manly, virileadjective
characteristic of a man
"a deep male voice"; "manly sports"
female, female person, intersexual, hermaphrodite, pseudohermaphroditic, gynandromorphous, unisex, young-bearing(a), gynandromorphic, feminine, bisexual, egg-producing(a), hermaphroditic, androgynous, pseudohermaphrodite, epicene, pistillate
for or pertaining to or composed of men or boys
"the male lead"; "the male population"
female person, female, epicene, pseudohermaphrodite, gynandromorphic, feminine, unisex, pseudohermaphroditic, bisexual, hermaphrodite, pistillate, gynandromorphous, intersexual, young-bearing(a), egg-producing(a), androgynous, hermaphroditic
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If the Queen had not issued a Letters Patent in 2012, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis would now be styled as the children of a Duke, the 2012 Letters Patent was a reflection of the then upcoming changes to the Succession to the Crown Act, which in 2013 ended the system of male primogeniture, and meant that Princess Charlotte kept Princess Charlotte place in the line of succession when Princess Charlotte younger brother was born.
There's absolutely no reason why we should have a male only education, i don't think it's a good thing for universities.
Right now, entirely too much of the conversation about what women can do with our own bodies is being driven by a group of right-wing male politicians, it's time for that conversation to be led by the actual experts : women and doctors.
If you look at the demographics of the [State] House, it is substantially aged and it is substantially male and a good portion of the folks are retired. It’s nice to have a representation of the rest of the state at the State House making laws for us.
Early to rise and early to bed Makes a male healthy, wealthy and dead
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