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See also Malé, and mâle

English[]

Wikipedia

Etymology[]

Middle English male, borrowed from Old French masle, malle (Modern French mâle), from Latin masculus (masculine, a male), diminutive of mās (male, masculine).

Pronunciation[]

Adjective[]

Male (not comparable)

Positive
Male

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Belonging or referring to the sex which is generally characterized as having the smaller gametes (for species which have two sexes and for which this distinction can be made) which fertilize the female-produced eggs.
    • 2009, The Guardian, 11 Sep 09:
      "It's very complex area," said Bowen-Simpkins, a consultant gynaecologist. "The male hormone is what gives bulk to muscles and bones so they are at an advantage."
  2. Characteristic of or relating to men, or male animals.
    • 2009, The Guardian, 11 Dec 09:
      "While No Doubt are avid fans of the Rolling Stones and even have performed in concerts with them, the Character Manipulation Feature results in an unauthorised performance by the Gwen Stefani avatar in a male voice boasting about having sex with prostitutes," the band's lawyers alleged.
  3. (figuratively) Of instruments or tools: designed to fit into or penetrate a "female" counterpart, as in a connector or pipe fitting.

Synonyms[]

Antonyms[]

  • female
  • neuter

Translations[]

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Noun[]

Singular
Male

Plural
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  1. Someone of male, masculine gender, whether human, (sexual) animal or (sexual) plant.

Synonyms[]

  • boy

Antonyms[]

  • female

Translations[]

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Anagrams[]


Danish[]

Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /maːlə/, [ˈmæːlə]
  • noicon
    (file)

Verb[]

Male (imperative mal, present maler, past malede or malte, past participle malet)

  1. grind, mill
  2. paint

Dutch[]

Noun[]

Male

  1. (archaic) inflexion of maal (all senses)

Verb[]

Male

  1. The singular present subjunctive of malen.

Esperanto[]

Adverb[]

male

from the prefix mal- (antonym) + -e (indicates adverb)

  1. on the contrary

Estonian[]

Etymology[]

Coined ex nihilo by Ado Grenzstein in the 19th century.

Noun[]

male

  1. chess

Anagrams[]


German[]

Verb[]

male

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Italian[]

Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: [ˈmaː.le], /ˈmale/, SAMPA: /"ma.le/

Adverb[]

male

  1. badly, wrongly

Antonyms[]

  • bene

Noun[]

male m. (plural mali)

  1. evil, harm
  2. pain, ache, illness, sickness, disease

Antonyms[]

  • bene

Derived terms[]

  • andare a male
  • far male
  • farsi male
  • grande male
  • mal d'auto
  • mal di gola
  • mal di mare
  • mal di testa
  • mal di denti
  • mal di fegato
  • meno male
  • non c'è male
  • poco male

Anagrams[]

  • aelm,
  • alme
  • lame
  • mela

Latin[]

Etymology[]

From malus (bad, wicked).

Pronunciation[]

Adverb[]

male (comparative pēius, superlative pessimē)

  1. badly
  2. wrongly
  3. cruelly, wickedly

Derived terms[]

  • maledīcō
  • malefaciō
  • nōn male

Related terms[]

  • malus

Norwegian[]

Verb[]

male

  1. paint
  2. grind (to make smaller by breaking with a device)
  3. purr (of a cat, to make a vibrating sound in its throat when contented)

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