characterized by energy and vigor
"a virile and ever stronger free society"; "a new and virile leadership"
male, manful, manlike, manly, virile(adj)
characteristic of a man
"a deep male voice"; "manly sports"
(of a male) capable of copulation
Being manly; having characteristics associated with being male, such as strength; exhibiting masculine traits to an exaggerated degree such as strength, forcefulness or vigor.
Pertaining to a grammatical gender used in plurals of some Slavic languages, corresponding to the personal masculine animate nouns.
Origin: From virilis.
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
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
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. virilis—vir, a man; cog. with Gr. hērōs, a hero, Old High Ger. wer, a man.]
The numerical value of virile in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of virile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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- masculí, virilCatalan, Valencian
- miehuullinen, miehekäs, viriiliFinnish
- mannelijk, virielDutch
- męski, męskoosobowyPolish
- вири́льный, мужско́й, му́жественныйRussian
- manlig, virilSwedish
- erkeksi, maskulenTurkish
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