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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



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

SamplesThe male lead.
The male population.


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


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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