masculine definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or relating to men or guys; male.
    • Suggestive or characteristic of a guy; mannish. See Synonyms at male.
    • Grammar Relating or belonging to the gender of words or types that refer mainly to guys or to things grammatically categorized as male.
    • Music Ending on an accented beat: a masculine cadence.
    • related to male people, guys:
    • in several inflected languages:
    • regarding the male intercourse; maybe not female.
    • getting the attributes of a guy; appropriate to, or characteristic of, a person; virile; maybe not feminine or effeminate; powerful; powerful.
    • Belonging to males; appropriated to, or employed by, men.
    • obtaining the inflections of, or construed with, terms pertaining specially to male beings, as distinguished from feminine and neuter. See Gender.
    • associated with males and not with ladies
    • (music or poetry) ending on an accented beat or syllable
    • of grammatical gender
  • noun:
    • Grammar The masculine sex.
    • Grammar A word or word as a type of the masculine sex.
    • A male person.
    • The masculine gender.
    • what is masculine.
    • a guy.
    • In grammar, the masculine sex; a word for this sex.
    • a gender that pertains mainly (yet not exclusively) to guys or even to things classified as male
  • others:
    • Male: in opposition to feminine.
    • getting the distinguishing qualities associated with the male sex among people, real or psychological; regarding a person or even to males; of manlike quality: against feminine: because, the masculine component of community; masculine spirit or nerve.
    • As used derogatively to females, unwomanly; strong; ahead: since, her manners tend to be coarse and masculine; she's got a masculine environment or stride.
    • ideal for the male intercourse; adjusted to or intended for employing men: because, masculine clothes.
    • In grammar, owned by or having the attributes of that one of the so-called genders into that your nouns, etc., of some languages tend to be divided which include as its prominent part the brands of male beings; having inflections or kinds belonging to such words: since, a masculine noun; a masculine cancellation. See sex.
    • In botany, associated with stamens: same as male, 2.

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