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male

adjective

Definition of male

  1. 1a (1) :  of, relating to, or being the sex that typically has the capacity to produce relatively small, usually motile gametes which fertilize the eggs of a female (2) :  having or producing only stamens or staminate flowers <a male holly>b :  characteristic of boys, men, or the male sex <a deep male voice>c :  made up of usually adult male individuals :  consisting of males <a male choir>d :  designed for or typically used by boys or men <a male cologne> <male contraceptives>e :  engaged in or exercised by boys or men <A social code that taught women deference to male power in return for protection was upended … — Jane E. Schultz>f :  having a quality (such as vigor or boldness) sometimes associated with the male sex

  2. 2 :  masculine 3a

  3. 3 :  designed with a projecting part for fitting into a corresponding female part <a 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. atoll in the Indian Ocean that is the chief island of the Maldives and contains the nation's capital population 103,693



MALE Defined for English Language Learners

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male

adjective

Definition of male for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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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