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male person

Definition:

a person who belongs to the sex that can't have babies

Class:

person noun (people)

Plurals:

male people | male persons

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

male | M. [acronym] | m. [acronym]

Etymology:

Old French masle (Mod.French mâle), from Latin masculus "masculine, male"...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Male

organism is the physiological sex which produces sperm. Each spermatozoon can fuse with a larger female gamete, or ovum, in the process of fertilization. A male cannot reproduce sexually without access to at least one ovum from a female, but some ... (41 of 1289 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Male

Collins Dictionary:

male | Malé | masculine [synonym, sense-specific] | maleness [noun, derived]

of, relating to, or designating the sex producing gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova) | of, relating to, or characteristic ... (21 of 555 words, 9 definitions, 13 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/male

Merriam-Webster:

male [entry 1, noun] | bastard [synonym, sense-specific] | bloke [British, synonym, sense-specific] | buck [synonym, sense-specific] | cat [synonym, sense-specific] | chap [British, synonym, sense-specific] | chappie [British, synonym, sense-specific] | dude [synonym, sense-specific] | fella [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

a male person; a man or a boy ; an individual that produces small usually ... | a staminate plant (19 of 128 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/male

male [entry 2, adjective] | masculine [sense-specific, synonym] | staminate [synonym, sense-specific] | manlike [synonym, sense-specific] | manly [synonym, sense-specific] | mannish [synonym, sense-specific] | man-size [synonym, sense-specific] | virile [synonym, sense-specific] | unmanly [antonym, sense-specific] | ...

of, relating to, or being the sex that produces gametes which fertilize the ... | "masculine" [sense-specific] | designed with a projecting part for ... (22 of 177 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/male show=1

Random House Dictionary:

male | Male | male-

a person bearing an X and Y chromosome pair in the cell nuclei and normally ... | an organism of the sex or sexual phase that normally produces a ... (28 of 161 words, 10 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/male

Wiktionary:

male | males [plural] | manly [synonym, sense-specific] | masculine [synonym, sense-specific] | plug [figurative, synonym, sense-specific] | pin [figurative, synonym, sense-specific] | boy [synonym, sense-specific] | female [antonym, sense-specific]

Belonging to the sex which produces sperm, which in humans and many other species is the one which has XY chromosomes. | Pertaining to or associated with men, or male animals | [biology] Inherently characteristic of the male of a species | [figurative]... (40 of 156 words, 7 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/male

American Heritage Dictionary:

male | Male | maleness [noun, related]

Of, relating to, or designating the sex that has organs to produce spermatozoa for fertilizing ova. | Characteristic of or appropriate to this sex; ... (23 of 140 words, 11 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/male

Oxford Dictionary:

male | ♂ [biology, symbol] | maleness [derived]

of or denoting the sex that produces gametes, especially spermatozoa, with which a female may be fertilized or inseminated to produce offspring | ... (22 of 125 words, 5 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/male

New World Dictionary:

male | female [sense-specific] | maleness [noun, related]

designating or of the sex that fertilizes the ovum of the female and begets offspring: biological symbol, ♂ | of, characteristic of, or suitable for ... (24 of 114 words, 7 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/male

Macmillan British Dictionary:

male [usually before noun]

belonging to the sex that does not give birth | relating to men | a male part of a device has a long narrow piece that fits into a hole | [biology] ... (29 of 82 words, 4 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/male

male [countable, noun] | males [plural]

a male animal | a man (5 of 61 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/male 13

Cambridge Dictionary:

male [entry 1] | maleness [noun, derived]

describes men or boys, or the sex that fertilizes eggs, and does not produce babies or eggs itself (18 of 59 words, 5 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/male 1

male [entry 2, specialized]

describes a piece of equipment that has a part which sticks out and can be fitted into a hollow part in another piece of equipment (25 of 37 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/male 2

male [entry 3]

a boy, man, or male animal (6 of 25 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/male 3

Britannica Encyclopedia:

soul [religion and philosophy]

in religion and philosophy, the immaterial aspect or essence of a human being, that which confers individuality and humanity, often considered to be ... (23 of 854 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/555149​/soul

Columbia Encyclopedia:

soul

the vital, immaterial, life principle, generally conceived as existing within humans and sometimes within all living things, inanimate objects, and ... (20 of 51 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0846001​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

male | males [plural]

relating or belonging to the sex that produces sperm to fertilize female eggs | relating to, involving, or traditionally characteristic of men or boys ... (23 of 158 words, 7 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861627991​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

male

First use: late 14th century

Origin: Old French masle (Mod.French mâle), from Latin masculus "masculine, male" (compare Provencal mascle, Spanish macho, ... (18 of 44 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=male

Wiktionary:

male | males [plural]

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

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/male

New World Dictionary:

male

Origin: Middle English from Old French male, masle from Latin masculus from mas (generally maris), a male, man

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/male

Oxford Dictionary:

male

Origin: late Middle English: from Old French masle, from Latin masculus, from mas "a male"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/male

American Heritage Dictionary:

male

Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin masculus, diminutive of mās, male.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/male

Collins Dictionary:

male | Malé

First use: 14th century

Origin: via Old French from Latin masculusmasculine

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/male

Merriam-Webster:

male [entry 1, noun]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French masle, male, adjective and noun, from Latin masculus

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/male

Encarta Dictionary:

male | males [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Old French from Latin masculus from mas "male person"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861627991​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

male | males [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "male"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/male

Collins Dictionary:

male | Malé

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "male"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/male

Macmillan British Dictionary:

male [usually before noun]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "male"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/male

male [countable, noun] | males [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "male"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/male 13

Macmillan American Dictionary:

male [usually before noun]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "male"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/male

male [countable, noun] | males [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "male"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/male 13

Cambridge Dictionary:

male [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "male"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "male"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/male 1

the Free Dictionary:

Male

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "male" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/male

Male

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Male"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Male"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "Male" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Male

Google Dictionary:

male | males [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "male"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=male

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

male

Audio: North American pronunciation of "male"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=male​0001 word=male

Male

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Male"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=ggmale​01 word=Male

YourDictionary Audio:

male

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "male" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/male

freedictionary.org:

male

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "male" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=male

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