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'"


  1. masculine(Adjective)

    pertaining to male humans, men:

  2. masculine(Adjective)

    in many inflected languages:

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Masculine(adj)

    of the male sex; not female

  2. Masculine(adj)

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

  3. Masculine(adj)

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

  4. Masculine(adj)

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

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


  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


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

Editors Contribution

  1. masculine

    The ability of an animal or human to feel, know, express and demonstrate discipline, respect, action, leadership, provision, rule, courage, order, trust, structure, rational, logical, empowerment and to have the ability to express the true essence of our soul from our heart.

    Masculine qualities and ability is vital for both female and male animals and human beings on the earth to ensure the balance of qualities to create and sustain peace, prosperity, justice, truth, transparency and trust on the planet.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on July 16, 2016  

Anagrams for masculine »

  1. manicules

  2. calumnies

How to pronounce masculine?

  1. Alex
    US English

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  1. masculine


  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. Lao Tzu:

    Know the masculine, keep to the feminine.

  2. Katharine Graham:

    Once, power was considered a masculine attribute. In fact, power has no sex.

  3. Carlos Andres Gomez:

    A lot of people told me I couldn't be a boy and soft, a boy and not masculine.

  4. Deniese Kennedy-Kollar:

    Our gun culture is very heavily masculine, it is seen as manly to be identified with guns.

  5. Cristian Parvulescu:

    Christian Orthodox countries are masculine societies where justice is the result of negotiation.

Images & Illustrations of masculine

  1. masculinemasculinemasculinemasculinemasculine

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