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male

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noun \ˈmāl\

Simple Definition of male

  • : a man or a boy : a male person

  • : a male animal

  • : a plant that does not produce seed or fruit : a male plant

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of male

  1. 1 a :  a male person :  a man or a boy b :  an individual that produces small usually motile gametes (as spermatozoa or spermatozoids) which fertilize the eggs of a female

  2. 2 :  a staminate plant

Examples of male in a sentence

  1. She attended a school where there were more males than females.

  2. The male of this species assists the female in feeding the young.



Origin and Etymology of male

Middle English, from Anglo-French masle, male, adjective & noun, from Latin masculus — more at masculine


First Known Use: 14th century


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male

adjective

Simple Definition of male

  • : of or relating to the sex that cannot produce young or lay eggs

  • : characteristic of boys or men

  • : having members who are all boys or men

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of male

  1. 1 a (1) :  of, relating to, or being the sex that produces gametes which fertilize the eggs of a female (2) :  staminate; especially :  having only staminate flowers and not producing fruit or seeds <a male holly> b (1) :  of, relating to, or characteristic of the male sex <a deep male voice> (2) :  made up of usually adult male individuals <a male choir>

  2. 2 :  masculine 3a

  3. 3 :  designed with a projecting part for fitting into a corresponding female part <male hose coupling>

maleness

play \-nəs\ noun

Examples of male in a sentence

  1. There were more male than female students.

  2. Most extension cords have a male plug on one end and a female plug on the other.



14th Century

First Known Use of male

14th century


Male

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geographical name Ma·le \ˈmä-lē\

Definition of Male

  1. island (atoll), chief of the Maldives pop 103,693; contains the nation's ∗





MALE Defined for Kids

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male

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noun \ˈmāl\

Definition of male for Students

  1. 1 :  a man or a boy

  2. 2 :  a person or animal that produces germ cells (as sperm) that fertilize the eggs of a female

  3. 3 :  a plant with stamens but no pistil




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male

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adjective

Definition of male for Students

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or being the sex that fertilizes the eggs of a female

  2. 2 :  bearing stamens but no pistil <a male flower>

  3. 3 :  of or characteristic of men or boys <a male singing voice>




Medical Dictionary

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male

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noun \ˈmā(ə)l\

Medical Definition of male

  1. :  an individual that produces small usually motile gametes (as sperm or spermatozoa) which fertilize the eggs of a female




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male

adjective

Medical Definition of male

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or being the sex that produces gametes which fertilize the eggs of female

  2. 2:  designed for fitting into a corresponding hollow part




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