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MASCULINE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does masculine mean? 

MASCULINE (noun)
  The noun MASCULINE has 1 sense:

1. a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to males or to objects classified as male

  Familiarity information: MASCULINE used as a noun is very rare.


MASCULINE (adjective)
  The adjective MASCULINE has 3 senses:

1. of grammatical gender
2. associated with men and not with women
3. (music or poetry) ending on an accented beat or syllable

  Familiarity information: MASCULINE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MASCULINE (noun)


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Meaning:

A gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to males or to objects classified as male

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

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

gender; grammatical gender (a grammatical category in inflected languages governing the agreement between nouns and pronouns and adjectives; in some languages it is quite arbitrary but in Indo-European languages it is usually based on sex or animateness)


MASCULINE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Of grammatical gender

Also:

masculine (associated with men and not with women)

Antonym:

feminine; neuter (of grammatical gender)


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Meaning:

Associated with men and not with women

Similar:

mannish (characteristic of a man as distinguished from a woman)

male; manful; manlike; manly; virile (characteristic of a man)

butch; macho (used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner)

Also:

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

manful; manlike; manly (possessing qualities befitting a man)

masculine (of grammatical gender)

Antonym:

feminine (associated with women and not with men)


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Meaning:

(music or poetry) ending on an accented beat or syllable

Context examples:

a masculine cadence / the masculine rhyme of 'annoy, enjoy'

Similar:

accented; stressed (bearing a stress or accent)

Domain category:

music (an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner)


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