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Male - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Male' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Male [ a.]
- Evil; wicked; bad.
2 . Male [ n.]
- Same as Mail, a bag.
- An animal of the male sex.
- A plant bearing only staminate flowers.
3 . Male [ v. t.]
- 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.
- 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.
- Suitable to the male sex; characteristic or suggestive of a male; masculine; as, male courage.
- Consisting of males; as, a male choir.
- 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.

Meaning of 'Male' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . male [ a]
Meaning (1):
- being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation
Example in sentence:
  • a male holly tree;
  • a male infant
2 . male [ s]
Meaning (2):
- characteristic of a man
Example in sentence:
  • a deep male voice;
  • manly sports
Meaning (3):
- for or pertaining to or composed of men or boys
Example in sentence:
  • the male lead;
  • the male population