Definition of masculine :
1. Belonging to males; appropriated to, or used by, males.
2. Having the inflections of, or construed with, words pertaining especially to male beings, as distinguished from feminine and neuter. See Gender.
3. Having the qualities of a man; suitable to, or characteristic of, a man; virile; not feminine or effeminate; strong; robust.
4. Of the male sex; not female.
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male (part of speech: adjective)
- " In order to release him," the pamphlet said- throughout the writer had taken it for granted that the " subject" would be masculine-" blow a sharp, cold wind from your mouth on his eyes, and say with authority, 'Now you can open them. - "Amusement Only", Richard Marsh.
- Nevertheless this was still the old Amy Warlock, stiff, masculine, impenetrable. - "The Captives", Hugh Walpole.
- No masculine kiss had ever rested on that cheek, that mouth. - "The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories", Arnold Bennett.