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Definition for: male

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See also Malé , and mâle

English

Etymology

Middle English male , borrowed from Old French masle, malle (Modern French mâle), from Latin masculus "masculine, a male", diminutive of mās "male, masculine".

Pronunciation

  • AHD: māl

IPA: /meɪl/ SAMPA: /meIl/

    Rhymes: -eɪl

Homophones

Adjective

male ( not comparable )

  1. Belonging or referring to the sex which is generally characterized as the one associated with the smaller gametes (for species which have two sexes and for which this distinction can be made).
  2. ( figurative ) having an external plug, as in a connector or pipe fitting.

Synonyms

  • ( figurative ) plug, pin

Antonyms

Translations

  • Bulgarian: мъжки (mǎžki) m . , мъжка (mǎžka) f .
  • Catalan: masculí m . , masculina f .
  • Cherokee: ᎠᏍᎦᏯ (asgaya)
  • Chinese: 男 (for human only), 公 (usually for animals), 雄 (usually for animals and plants, sometimes used for human in classical text)
  • Dutch: mannelijk
  • Esperanto: malina, vira
  • Finnish: miespuolinen (1,2), uros- (3, prefix in a compound )
  • French: mâle (1 animal, 2) masculin (1, human)
  • German: männlich
  • Greek, Ancient: ἄρσην (ársēn)
  • Greek, Modern: αρσενικό (arsenikó)
  • Hungarian: hím
  • Icelandic: karlmaður
  • Ido: maskulo
  • Indonesian: laki-laki, pria, jantan
  • Interlingua: mascule (1); masculin (2)
  • Japanese: 雄 (おす, osu)
  • Latin: masculus (1,2,3)
  • Portuguese: macho m . (1); masculino m . , masculina f . (2)
  • Romanian: masculin, bărbătesc m . , masculină, bărbătească f .
  • Russian: мужской (mužskoj)
  • Scots Gaelic: fear m . , fireannach m .
  • Spanish: masculino m . , masculina f .
  • Telugu: మగ (maga)
  • Tupinambá: akûãîba'e (t-)
  • Turkish: erkek

Noun

male ( plural males )

  1. Someone of masculine gender.

Antonyms

Translations

someone of masculine gender
  • Albanian: burrec
  • Bulgarian: мъж (mǎž) m .
  • Catalan: mascle m .
  • Croatian: mužjak m .
  • Dutch: mannetje n . , mannetjes-
  • Esperanto: viro
  • Finnish: koiras, uros
  • German: Männchen n .
  • Greek, Ancient: ἄρσην (ársēn) m . , ἄρσεν (ársen) n .
  • Greek, Modern: άρρεν (árren)
  • Guaraní: me
  • Hungarian: hím
  • Ido: -ul
  • Indonesian: laki-laki
  • Interlingua: masculo
  • Latin: masculus m .
  • Portuguese: macho m .
  • Romanian: mascul
  • Russian: самец (saméts) m .
  • Slovene: samec m .
  • Spanish: macho m .
  • Tupinambá: akûãîba'e (t-)

See also

Anagrams


Danish

Verb

male

  1. grind

Estonian

Noun

male


Italian

Adverb

male

  1. badly, wrongly

Noun

male m .

  1. evil, harm
  2. pain, ache, illness, disease

Latin

Adverb

positive
male
comparative
peius
superlative
pessimē
  1. badly

Other Translations for "male"

Braille 6 Dot
Braille 8 Dot
Sign Language Spelling
Morse Codemale
Hexed e1 6c 65
Pig Latinalemay

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