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Definition of male:

  1. A plant bearing only staminate flowers.
  2. 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.
  3. An animal of the male sex.
  4. 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. Consisting of males; as, a male choir.
  6. Evil; wicked; bad.
  7. 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.
  8. Same as Mail, a bag.
  9. Suitable to the male sex; characteristic or suggestive of a male; masculine; as, male courage.

Synonyms:

manlike, male person, macho, young-begetting, virile, mannish, phallic, anthropoid, manful, manly, gender, staminate, priapic, potent, macho, he, vigorous, antheral.

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