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Definitions of male

  1. characteristic of a man; " a deep male voice"; " manly sports"
  2. an animal that produces gametes ( spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes ( ova)
  3. the capital of Maldives in the center of the islands
  4. a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
  5. ( biology) 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"
  6. for or composed of men or boys; " the male lead"; " masculine attire"
  7. 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"
  8. Evil; wicked; bad.
  9. Same as Mail, a bag.
  10. Of or pertaining to the sex that begets or procreates young, or ( in a wider sense) to the sex that produces spermatozoa, by which the ova are fertilized; not female; as, male organs.
  11. Suitable to the male sex; characteristic or suggestive of a male; masculine; as, male courage.
  12. Consisting of males; as, a male choir.
  13. Adapted for entering another corresponding piece ( the female piece) which is hollow and which it fits; as, a male gauge, for gauging the size or shape of a hole; a male screw, etc.
  14. An animal of the male sex.
  15. A plant bearing only staminate flowers.
  16. See Mal-.
  17. Capable of producing fertilization, but not of bearing fruit; - said of stamens and antheridia, and of the plants, or parts of plants, which bear them.
  18. Pertaining to the sex that fathers young; not female; masculine.
  19. A human being of the sex that fathers young; an animal or plant of such sex.
  20. The sex, with testicles, prostate, etc.; opposite to female.
  21. Masculine: pertaining to the sex that begets ( not bears) young: ( bot.) bearing stamens.
  22. One of the male sex: a he- animal: a stamen- bearing plant.
  23. One of the sex that begets young.
  24. Pertaining to the sex that begets young; masculine.
  25. A male person, animal, or plant.
  26. Pertaining to the sex that begets; bearing stamens, or that fecundates; said of a screw whose threads enter the grooves of the corresponding, or female screw.
  27. A male animal or plant. Male rhymes, those in which only final syllables rhyme.
  28. A prefix signifying evil; ill; badly, as in malformation, malediction.
  29. Relating to the sex that begets young; bearing stamens only; having the thread on the outside, as a screw.
  30. A male animal or plant; in bot., a plant or flower which bears stamens and no pistil.
  31. Male or a masculine organism; organs of reproduction, as the testes; or fertilizing organs of flowers, as stamens; symbol.
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Usage examples for male

  1. The principal door of the middle palace stood open, and many male and female servants went in and out. – Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers by Various
  2. Side by side, on the meeting- house steps, stood a male and a female figure. – From-Twice-Told-Tales by Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  3. Peter, therefore, had no male heir. – The Story of Russia by R. Van Bergen
  4. His fear, growing with the general excitement of his mind, rose into anger as he began to suspect some snare; and he faced round towards the curtain, and stood like a wild beast at bay, ready, with uplifted arm, for all evil spirits, male or female. – Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face by Charles Kingsley
  5. " It's a male," I shouted. – Free from School by Rahul Alvares
  6. Sir, returned his dragoman confidentially, in that sentiment you would have with you the whole male population. – Another Sheaf by John Galsworthy
  7. The male servants are, as a rule, better than the criadas. – Spanish Life in Town and Country by L. Higgin and Eugène E. Street
  8. That desire of pleasing; which one feels much the most strongly for a male friend, is in itself a very agreable emotion. – The History of Emily Montague by Frances Brooke
  9. The male elephant, having cleared his tusks of the rotten wood, lifted up his trunk, and began trumpeting away as a signal of defiance, which was echoed by his other companions in the neighbourhood. – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  10. He wanted her with him, and he wanted her to see him at work: the age- old instinct of the male to have his woman see him at his best. – K by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  11. The cylinder, or male gauge, is . – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  12. I use male help, young and old, good and bad. – The Apple by Various
  13. Immediately there appeared a woman, an ugly, brutal- looking creature, whose countenance bore no more human an expression than that of the male. – The Red Derelict by Bertram Mitford
  14. The institution is intended for women only, but there is now a ward for male patients, who are admitted when too ill to be taken farther. – Whosoever Shall Offend by F. Marion Crawford
  15. " Yes, I'm going to look up Lambert"; she always spoke of her male friends in this hearty fashion. – Red Money by Fergus Hume
  16. And as each book, English or French, was more beautiful than the last; so was each little Barty, male or female. – The Martian by George Du Maurier
  17. If she had only given him a man child, something male and vital like himself! – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  18. But when did you begin to have male sweethearts?" – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
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