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masculine

1masculine

adjective mas·cu·line \ˈmas-kyə-lən\

: of, relating to, or suited to men or boys

grammar in some languages : of or belonging to the class of words (called a gender) that ordinarily includes most of the words referring to males

Full Definition of MASCULINE

1
a :  male
b :  having qualities appropriate to or usually associated with a man
2
:  of, relating to, or constituting the gender that ordinarily includes most words or grammatical forms referring to males <masculine nouns>
3
a :  having or occurring in a stressed final syllable <masculine rhyme>
b :  having the final chord occurring on a strong beat <masculine cadence>
mas·cu·line·ly adverb
mas·cu·lin·i·ty \ˌmas-kyə-ˈli-nə-tē\ noun

Examples of MASCULINE

  1. The living room is decorated in a more masculine style than the bedroom.
  2. He is a pronoun of the masculine gender.
  3. The masculine form of the Spanish adjective linda is lindo.

Origin of MASCULINE

Middle English masculin, from Latin masculinus, from masculus, noun, male, diminutive of mas male
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Biology Terms

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2masculine

noun

grammar in some languages : a word or form of the masculine gender

Full Definition of MASCULINE

1
:  the masculine gender
2
:  a noun, pronoun, adjective, or inflectional form or class of the masculine gender
3
:  a male person

Examples of MASCULINE

  1. The masculine of the Spanish adjective linda is lindo.

First Known Use of MASCULINE

14th century

masculine

adjective mas·cu·line \ˈmas-kyə-lən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MASCULINE

1
:  male 1
2
:  having the qualities distinctive of or appropriate to a male
3
:  having a mannish bearing or quality

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