What does Male mean?

Definitions for Male
ˈmɑ leɪ, -liMale

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. male(noun)

    an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)

  2. male, male person(noun)

    a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies

  3. Male(adj)

    the capital of Maldives in the center of the islands

  4. male(adj)

    being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation

    "a male infant"; "a male holly tree"

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

    characteristic of a man

    "a deep male voice"; "manly sports"

  6. male(adj)

    for or pertaining to or composed of men or boys

    "the male lead"; "the male population"


  1. male(Noun)

    Someone of male, masculine gender, whether human, (sexual) animal or (sexual) plant

  2. male(Noun)

    A member of the sex that has organs which produce sperm

  3. male(Adjective)

    Belonging to the sex which produces sperm.

  4. male(Adjective)

    Pertaining to or associated with men, or male animals

  5. male(Adjective)

    Inherently characteristic of the male of a species

  6. male(Adjective)

    Of instruments or tools: designed to fit into or penetrate a "female" counterpart, as in a connector or pipe fitting

  7. Malé(ProperNoun)

    The capital of the Maldives

Webster Dictionary

  1. Male(adj)

    evil; wicked; bad

  2. Male(noun)

    same as Mail, a bag

  3. Male(verb)

    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. Male(verb)

    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

  5. Male(verb)

    suitable to the male sex; characteristic or suggestive of a male; masculine; as, male courage

  6. Male(verb)

    consisting of males; as, a male choir

  7. Male(verb)

    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

  8. Male(noun)

    an animal of the male sex

  9. Male(noun)

    a plant bearing only staminate flowers

  10. Origin: [L. malus. See Malice.]


  1. Male

    A male organism is the physiological sex which produces sperm. Each spermatozoon can fuse with a larger female gamete, or ovum, in the process of fertilization. A male cannot reproduce sexually without access to at least one ovum from a female, but some organisms can reproduce both sexually and asexually. Most male mammals, including male humans, have a Y chromosome, which codes for the production of larger amounts of testosterone to develop male reproductive organs. Not all species share a common sex-determination system. In most animals, including humans, sex is determined genetically, but in some species it can be determined due to social, environmental or other factors.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Male

    māl, n. (Spens.) mail, armour.

  2. Male

    māl, adj. masculine: pertaining to the sex that begets (not bears) young: (bot.) bearing stamens.—n. one of the male sex: a he-animal: a stamen-bearing plant.—n. Male′-fern, an elegant fern, with the fronds growing in a crown.—Male order, in architecture, the Doric order; Male rhymes, those in which only the final syllables correspond; Male screw, a screw whose threads correspond to and enter the spiral grooves of the female screw. [O. Fr. male—L. masculus, male—mas, a male.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Male' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1116

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Male' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2622

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Male' in Nouns Frequency: #1038

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Male' in Adjectives Frequency: #139

Anagrams for Male »

  1. amel, Elam, Elma, lame, lamé, leam, lema, meal

How to pronounce Male?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say Male in sign language?

  1. male


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Male in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Male in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Male in a Sentence

  1. Bruce Jenner:

    As of now, I have all the male parts.

  2. Barbara Broccoli:

    He can be of any color, but he is male.

  3. Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner:

    My brain is more female than it is male.

  4. Fox News:

    The Ultimate Guide to Male Sexual Health.

  5. Nouth Bopinnaroath:

    The male workers have their hands tied up.

Images & Illustrations of Male

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