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MALE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Male mean? 

MALE (noun)
  The noun MALE has 3 senses:

1. an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)
2. a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
3. the capital of Maldives in the center of the islands

  Familiarity information: MALE used as a noun is uncommon.


MALE (adjective)
  The adjective MALE has 3 senses:

1. being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation
2. characteristic of a man
3. for or pertaining to or composed of men or boys

  Familiarity information: MALE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MALE (noun)


Sense 1male [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("male" is a kind of...):

animal; animate being; beast; brute; creature; fauna (a living organism characterized by voluntary movement)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "male"):

sire (male parent of an animal especially a domestic animal such as a horse)

colt (a young male horse under the age of four)

male horse (the male of species Equus caballus)

bullock; steer (castrated bull)

Antonym:

female (an animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa))


Sense 2male [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

male person; male

Hypernyms ("male" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)

Meronyms (parts of "male"):

male body (the body of a male human being)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "male"):

adult male; man (an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman))

man (a male person who plays a significant role (husband or lover or boyfriend) in the life of a particular woman)

man (an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent))

mother's son (a male person)

male offspring; man-child (a child who is male)

boy; male child (a youthful male person)

macho (a male exhibiting or characterized by machismo)

foster brother; foster-brother (your foster brother is a male who is not a son of your parents but who is raised by your parents)

blighter; chap; cuss; fella; feller; fellow; gent; lad (a boy or man)

boy wonder (an extremely talented young male person)

sirrah (formerly a contemptuous term of address to an inferior man or boy; often used in anger)

Antonym:

female (a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies)


Sense 3Male [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The capital of Maldives in the center of the islands

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

national capital (the capital city of a nation)

Holonyms ("Male" is a part of...):

Maldives; Republic of Maldives (a republic on the Maldive Islands; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1965)


MALE (adjective)


Sense 1male [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation

Context examples:

a male infant / a male holly tree

Similar:

young-begetting (capable of fathering offspring)

priapic (overly concerned with masculinity and male sexuality)

phallic; priapic (resembling or being a phallus)

antheral; staminate (capable of fertilizing female organs)

male (for or pertaining to or composed of men or boys)

Also:

masculine (associated with men and not with women)

Attribute:

gender; sex; sexuality (the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles)

Domain category:

biological science; biology (the science that studies living organisms)

Antonym:

androgynous (having both male and female characteristics)

female (being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop)


Sense 2male [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characteristic of a man

Synonyms:

male; manful; manlike; manly; virile

Context examples:

a deep male voice / manly sports

Similar:

masculine (associated with men and not with women)


Sense 3male [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

For or pertaining to or composed of men or boys

Context examples:

the male lead / the male population

Similar:

male (being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation)


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