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 male sex; masculine.
  25. Pertaining to the sex that begets young; masculine.
  26. A male person, animal, or plant.
  27. 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.
  28. A male animal or plant. Male rhymes, those in which only final syllables rhyme.
  29. A prefix signifying evil; ill; badly, as in malformation, malediction.
  30. Relating to the sex that begets young; bearing stamens only; having the thread on the outside, as a screw.
  31. A male animal or plant; in bot., a plant or flower which bears stamens and no pistil.
  32. Male or a masculine organism; organs of reproduction, as the testes; or fertilizing organs of flowers, as stamens; symbol.

Usage examples for male

  1. " It's a male I shouted. – Free from School by Rahul Alvares
  2. The cylinder, or male gauge, is . – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  3. " Yes, I'm going to look up Lambert"; she always spoke of her male friends in this hearty fashion. – Red Money by Fergus Hume
  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. 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
  6. 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
  7. Side by side, on the meeting- house steps, stood a male and a female figure. – From-Twice-Told-Tales by Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  8. After these days of searching eyes she refused to look at any of her young male friends. – Rose of Dutcher's Coolly by Hamlin Garland
  9. Before long Felix wished that his authority over the male part of the family were as well established as that in her department. – The Pillars of the House, V1 by Charlotte M. Yonge
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. If she had only given him a man child, something male and vital like himself! – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  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. I use male help, young and old, good and bad. – The Apple by Various
  16. 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
  17. The male servants are, as a rule, better than the criadas. – Spanish Life in Town and Country by L. Higgin and Eugène E. Street
  18. 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
  19. Peter, therefore, had no male heir. – The Story of Russia by R. Van Bergen
  20. Sir, returned his dragoman confidentially, in that sentiment you would have with you the whole male population. – Another Sheaf by John Galsworthy