Associations to the word «Male»


MALE, adjective. Belonging to the sex which typically has testes, which in humans and most other mammals is typically the one which has XY chromosomes. [from 14th c.]
MALE, adjective. Belonging to the masculine (social) gender.
MALE, adjective. Pertaining to or associated with men, or male animals; masculine. [from 16th c.]
MALE, adjective. (biology) Inherently characteristic of the male of a species. [from 17th c.]
MALE, adjective. (grammar) (less common than 'masculine') Masculine; of the masculine grammatical gender.
MALE, adjective. (figuratively) Of instruments, tools, or connectors: designed to fit into or penetrate a "female" counterpart, as in a connector or pipe fitting. [from 16th c.]
MALE, noun. One of the male (masculine) sex or gender.
MALE, noun. A human member of the masculine sex or gender.
MALE, noun. An animal of the sex that has testes.
MALE, noun. A plant of the masculine sex.
MALÉ, proper noun. The capital of the Maldives
MALE ANSWER SYNDROME, noun. (sometimes capitalized) (derogatory) A male compulsion to answer questions regardless of whether one knows the answer.
MALE CHAUVINISM, noun. A belief in the innate superiority of men over women.
MALE CHAUVINIST, noun. A male advocate of male chauvinism
MALE CHAUVINISTS, noun. Plural of male chauvinist
MALE CIRCUMCISION, noun. An operation involving the amputation of various parts of the male external genital organs such as the foreskin and the frenulum breve; regarded as mutilation in many countries around the world.
MALE ENGYNE, noun. Obsolete spelling of malengine
MALE FERN, noun. Dryopteris filix-mas, from which is derived a vermifuge preparation.
MALE FERNS, noun. Plural of male fern
MALE GAZE, noun. (social science) The implicit assumption or presentation of the viewpoint of a heterosexual man in films and other visual media, often manifesting in lingering, eroticized shots of women's bodies.
MALE GENITAL CUTTING, noun. The cutting of genitals which are male
MALE GENITAL MUTILATION, noun. The complete amputation or partial cutting of the external male genitalia, abbreviated as MGM. [from 20th c.]
MALE GENITAL MUTILATIONS, noun. Plural of male genital mutilation
MALE MEMBER, noun. A male person (man or boy) who is a member of an organisation
MALE MEMBER, noun. Common, anatomically sounding euphemism for the penis (regarded as if an additional member on the body, like arms and legs) of a man, boy or male animal
MALE MEMBERS, noun. Plural of male member
MALE MENOPAUSE, noun. Andropause
MALE PATTERN BALDNESS, noun. A progressive loss of hair from the scalp in men caused by the presence of dihydrotestosterone
MALE RHYME, noun. A rhyme in which only the last syllable agrees, as in "laid", "afraid", "dismayed".

Dictionary definition

MALE, noun. An animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova).
MALE, noun. A person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies.
MALE, noun. The capital of Maldives in the center of the islands.
MALE, adjective. Being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation; "a male infant"; "a male holly tree".
MALE, adjective. Characteristic of a man; "a deep male voice"; "manly sports".
MALE, adjective. For or pertaining to or composed of men or boys; "the male lead"; "the male population".

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