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English adjective: male

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


SamplesA male infant.
A male holly tree.


Similarantheral, male, phallic, priapic, priapic, staminate, young-begetting


See alsomasculine


Attributegender, sex, sexuality


Domain categorybiological science, biology


Antonymsfemale, androgynous

2. male characteristic of a man


SamplesA deep male voice.
Manly sports.


Synonymsmanful, manlike, manly, virile


Similarmasculine


Antonymsfeminine

3. male for or pertaining to or composed of men or boys


SamplesThe male lead.
The male population.


Similarmale


Antonymsfemale, androgynous


English noun: male

1. male (animal) an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)


Broader (hypernym)animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna


Narrower (hyponym)bullock, colt, male horse, sire, steer


Antonymsfemale

2. male (person) a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies


Synonymsmale person


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


Narrower (hyponym)adult male, blighter, bloke, boy, boy wonder, chap, cuss, fella, feller, fellow, foster brother, foster-brother, gent, lad, macho, male child, male offspring, man, man, man, man-child, mother's son, sirrah


Part holonymmale body


Antonymsfemale person, female

3. Male (location) the capital of Maldives in the center of the islands


Instance hypernymnational capital


Part meronymMaldives, Republic of Maldives









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