What does virile mean?

Definitions for virileˈvɪr əl; esp. Brit. -aɪl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. virile(adj)

    characterized by energy and vigor

    "a virile and ever stronger free society"; "a new and virile leadership"

  2. male, manful, manlike, manly, virile(adj)

    characteristic of a man

    "a deep male voice"; "manly sports"

  3. potent, virile(adj)

    (of a male) capable of copulation


  1. virile(Adjective)

    Being manly; having characteristics associated with being male, such as strength; exhibiting masculine traits to an exaggerated degree such as strength, forcefulness or vigor.

  2. virile(Adjective)

    Pertaining to a grammatical gender used in plurals of some Slavic languages, corresponding to the personal masculine animate nouns.

  3. Origin: From virilis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Virile(adj)

    having the nature, properties, or qualities, of an adult man; characteristic of developed manhood; hence, masterful; forceful; specifically, capable of begetting; -- opposed to womanly, feminine, and puerile; as, virile age, virile power, virile organs

  2. Origin: [L. virilis, fr. vir a man; akin to AS. wer: cf. F. viril. See Werewolf, World, and cf. Decemvir, Virago, Virtue.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Virile

    vir′il, or vī′ril, adj. of or belonging to a man or to the male sex: masculine: manly.—n. Viril′ity, the state or quality of being a man: the power of a full-grown male: the power of procreation: manhood. [L. virilisvir, a man; cog. with Gr. hērōs, a hero, Old High Ger. wer, a man.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of virile in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of virile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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