What does masculine mean?

Definitions for masculine
ˈmæs kyə lɪnmas·cu·line

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. masculine(adj)

    a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to males or to objects classified as male

  2. masculine(adj)

    of grammatical gender

  3. masculine(adj)

    associated with men and not with women

  4. masculine(adj)

    (music or poetry) ending on an accented beat or syllable

    "a masculine cadence"; "the masculine rhyme of `annoy, enjoy'"

Wiktionary

  1. masculine(Adjective)

    pertaining to male humans, men:

    Etymology: From masculin, from masculinus, diminutive of masculus, itself a diminutive of mas.

  2. masculine(Adjective)

    in many inflected languages:

    Etymology: From masculin, from masculinus, diminutive of masculus, itself a diminutive of mas.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Masculine(adj)

    of the male sex; not female

    Etymology: [L. masculinus, fr. masculus male, manly, dim. of mas a male: cf. F. masculin. See Male masculine.]

  2. Masculine(adj)

    having the qualities of a man; suitable to, or characteristic of, a man; virile; not feminine or effeminate; strong; robust

    Etymology: [L. masculinus, fr. masculus male, manly, dim. of mas a male: cf. F. masculin. See Male masculine.]

  3. Masculine(adj)

    belonging to males; appropriated to, or used by, males

    Etymology: [L. masculinus, fr. masculus male, manly, dim. of mas a male: cf. F. masculin. See Male masculine.]

  4. Masculine(adj)

    having the inflections of, or construed with, words pertaining especially to male beings, as distinguished from feminine and neuter. See Gender

    Etymology: [L. masculinus, fr. masculus male, manly, dim. of mas a male: cf. F. masculin. See Male masculine.]

Freebase

  1. Masculine

    Associated with men; befitting or characteristic of a man.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Masculine

    mas′kū-lin, adj. of the male sex: having the qualities of a man: resembling a man, or suitable to a man: robust: of a woman, bold, forward, unwomanly: denoting nouns which are names of males.—n. (gram.) the masculine gender.—adv. Mas′culinely.—ns. Mas′culineness, Masculin′ity. [Fr.,—L. masculinusmasculus, male—mas, a male.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. MASCULINE

    From Grk. _maskos_, girl, and _eukolos_, easy. Easy for the girls.

Anagrams for masculine »

  1. manicules

  2. calumnies

How to pronounce masculine?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say masculine in sign language?

  1. masculine

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of masculine in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of masculine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of masculine in a Sentence

  1. Corinne Lepage:

    What I quickly found embarrassing is the contradiction between the bottom-up approach that was promised and sold to the French, and the reality, it's democratic centralism, the Soviet way. Completely vertical. And also very masculine.

  2. Margaret Fuller:

    Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid. There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman.

  3. Emily Blunt:

    So you see this girl going through pretty much the worst three days of her life, she tries to maintain face for most of it so ... I didn't really think about adjusting it to make it more masculine.

  4. Samantha Skey:

    It wasn't pop culture or Adam Levine or Usher. It was their parents, if their parents think they're strong and appropriately masculine, then they are. Period.

  5. Anne Jarrett:

    I've been surprised by the amount of support that this has gotten from male and masculine-presenting students, my guy friends have sent pictures to me in leggings. People in classes have said,' Look at all of the guys in my class wearing leggings today.'.

Images & Illustrations of masculine

  1. masculinemasculinemasculinemasculinemasculine

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