Definition of Male

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

Generic synonyms: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna
Specialized synonyms: Sire, Colt, Male Horse, Bullock, Steer
Antonyms: Female

2. Adjective. Being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation. "A male holly tree"
Attributes: Gender, Sex, Sexuality
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Similar to: Antheral, Staminate, Phallic, Priapic, Priapic, Young-begetting
Also: Masculine
Antonyms: Androgynous, Female
Derivative terms: Maleness

3. Noun. A person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies.

4. Adjective. Characteristic of a man. "Manly sports"
Exact synonyms: Manful, Manlike, Manly, Virile
Similar to: Masculine
Derivative terms: Maleness, Manfulness, Man, Man, Manliness, Virility

5. Noun. The capital of Maldives in the center of the islands.
Generic synonyms: National Capital
Group relationships: Maldives, Republic Of Maldives

6. Adjective. For or pertaining to or composed of men or boys. "The male population"
Derivative terms: Maleness

Definition of Male

1. a. Evil; wicked; bad.

2. n. Same as Mail, a bag.

3. a. Of or pertaining to the sex that begets or procreates young, or (in a wider sense) to the sex that produces spermatozoa, by which the ova are fertilized; not female; as, male organs.

4. n. An animal of the male sex.

Definition of Male

1. Proper noun. The capital of the Maldives ¹

2. Adjective. Belonging to the sex which produces sperm. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

3. Adjective. Pertaining to or associated with men, or male animals (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

4. Adjective. (biology) Inherently characteristic of the male of a species (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

5. Adjective. (figuratively) Of instruments or tools: designed to fit into or penetrate a "female" counterpart, as in a connector or pipe fitting (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

6. Noun. Someone of male, masculine gender, whether human, (sexual) animal or (sexual) plant ¹

7. Noun. A member of the sex that has organs which produce sperm ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Male

1. an individual that begets young by fertilizing the female [n -S]

Medical Definition of Male

1. See Mal-. Evil; wicked; bad. Origin: L. Malus. See Malice. Same as Mail, a bag. 1. Of or pertaining to the sex that begets or procreates young, or (in a wider sense) to the sex that produces spermatozoa, by which the ova are fertilized; not female; as, male organs. 2. Capable of producing fertilization, but not of bearing fruit; said of stamens and antheridia, and of the plants, or parts of plants, which bear them. 3. Suitable to the male sex; characteristic or suggestive of a male; masculine; as, male courage. 4. Consisting of males; as, a male choir. 5. Adapted for entering another corresponding piece (the female piece) which is hollow and which it fits; as, a male gauge, for gauging the size or shape of a hole; a male screw, etc. Male berry, a screw having threads upon its exterior which enter the grooves upon the inside of a corresponding nut or female screw. Male thread, the thread of a male screw. Origin: F. Male, OF. Masle, mascle, fr. L. Masculus male, masculine, dim. Of mas a male; possibly akin to E. Man. Cf. Masculine, Marry. 1. An animal of the male sex. 2. A plant bearing only staminate flowers. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Male Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Male Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Male

male-patterned baldness
male aristocrat
male berry
male body
male bonding
male breast
male chauvinism
male chauvinist
male chauvinists
male chest
male child

Other Resources Relating to: Male

Search for Male on!Search for Male on!Search for Male on Google!Search for Male on Wikipedia!