There are 2 definitions of male in English:

male1

Syllabification: male
Pronunciation: /māl
 
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adjective

1Of or denoting the sex that produces small, typically motile gametes, especially spermatozoa, with which a female may be fertilized or inseminated to produce offspring: male children
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  • The chromosome from the father determines whether the offspring becomes male or female.
  • Thus, the benefits to offspring of male incubation may be reduced in various species.
  • Some females even adjust the ratio of male to female offspring depending on the circumstances.
Synonyms
masculine, virile, manly, macho; manlike, mannish
1.1Relating to or characteristic of men or male animals; masculine: male unemployment a deep male voice
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  • We women in business are measured by how many male characteristics we have.
  • The slow release of testosterone ensures that sex drive and male characteristics, such as body hair, are maintained.
  • We know also that in animals the male hormone, testosterone, is related to dominance and aggression.
1.2(Of a plant or flower) bearing stamens but lacking functional pistils.
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  • The pollen grain is the male gametophytic phase of flowering plants.
  • The path of pollen tubes has not been investigated, as male flowers were not available.
  • Live oaks produce male flowers called catkins that bloom in hanging clusters.
1.3(Of parts of machinery, fittings, etc.) designed to enter, fill, or fit inside a corresponding female part.
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  • The fitting also includes a male end portion configured to engage female threads on the hub of the receptacle.
  • Cut another small piece of pipe and attach male adapters on both ends.
  • This audio cable with male connectors on each end is used with ISDN primary rate interfaces.

noun

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A male person, plant, or animal: the audience consisted of adult males the male of the species
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  • Common chimpanzees are very social animals, with males forming the closest bonds.
  • Adult natal males were never observed to achieve intromission, so all complete copulations involved immigrants.
  • Interactions among newborns, mothers, and adult males are rarely observed but are needed to distinguish between these hypotheses.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French masle, from Latin masculus, from mas 'a male'.

Derivatives

maleness

noun
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  • The distinction feminists have made between maleness and masculinity provides a clue and an analogy.
  • They believe that maleness is a kind of original sin.
  • I wanted to welcome men back to their wonderful maleness.

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There are 2 definitions of male in English:

Male2

Syllabification: Ma·le
Pronunciation: /ˈmälā
 
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The capital of the Maldives; population 111,000 (est. 2007).

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