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Meaning of MALE

Pronunciation:  'mâlee, meyl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)
  2. [n]  the capital of Maldives in the center of the islands
  3. [n]  a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
  4. [adj]  (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"
  5. [adj]  for or composed of men or boys; "the male lead"; "masculine attire"
  6. [adj]  characteristic of a man; "a deep male voice"; "manly sports"

MALE is a 4 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: antheral, male person, manful, manlike, manly, phallic, priapic, staminate, virile, young-begetting(a)
 Antonyms: androgynous, female, female, female, female person
 See Also: adult male, animal, animate being, beast, blighter, boy, brute, chap, creature, cuss, fauna, fella, feller, fellow, foster-brother, gent, human, individual, lad, Maldives, male body, male child, male horse, male offspring, man, man-child, masculine, mortal, mother's son, national capital, person, Republic of Maldives, sire, sirrah, somebody, someone, soul



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Male-\
    See {Mal-}.
  2. \Male\, a. [L. malus. See {Malice}.]
    Evil; wicked; bad. [Obs.] --Marston.
  3. \Male\, n.
    Same as {Mail}, a bag. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  4. \Male\, a. [F. m[^a]le, OF. masle, mascle, fr. L. masculus
    male, masculine, dim. of mas a male; possibly akin to E. man.
    Cf. {Masculine}, {Marry}, v. t.]
    1. 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.
    2. (Bot.) 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.
    3. Suitable to the male sex; characteristic or suggestive of
       a male; masculine; as, male courage.
    4. Consisting of males; as, a male choir.
    5. (Mech.) 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.
    {Male berry} (Bot.), a kind of coffee. See {Pea berry}.
    {Male fern} (Bot.), a fern of the genus {Aspidium} ({A.
       Filixmas}), used in medicine as an anthelmintic, esp.
       against the tapeworm. {Aspidium marginale} in America, and
       {A. athamanticum} in South Africa, are used as good
       substitutes for the male fern in medical practice. See
       {Female fern}, under {Female}.
    {Male rhyme}, a rhyme in which only the last syllables agree,
       as laid, afraid, dismayed. See {Female rhyme}, under
    {Male screw} (Mech.), a screw having threads upon its
       exterior which enter the grooves upon the inside of a
       corresponding nut or female screw.
    {Male thread}, the thread of a male screw.
  5. \Male\, n.
    1. An animal of the male sex.
    2. (Bot.) A plant bearing only staminate flowers.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: andric, bull, gentleman, gentlemanlike, gentlemanly, he, him, his, hombre, homme, male being, male person, man, manful, manlike, manly, mannish, masculine, spear, uneffeminate, virile