- Male is defined as someone of the sex that produces sperm, or is something that relates to this sex, or is the part of a machine or tool that is designed to fit a corresponding female part.
- Brad Pitt is an example of a person who would be described as male.
- The end of a hose that screws into a threaded opening is an example of the male end of the hose.
- The definition of a male is a person of the sex that produces sperm (as opposed to a female who produces an egg).
Brad Pitt is an example of a male.
These people are all male.
- designating or of the sex that fertilizes the ovum of the female and begets offspring: biological symbol, ♂
- of, characteristic of, or suitable for members of this sex; masculine; virile
- consisting of men or boys
- designating or having a part shaped to fit into a corresponding hollow part (called female): said of pipe fittings, electric plugs, etc.
- having stamens or antheridia and no carpels, archegonia, or oogonia
- designating or of a reproductive structure or part producing spermatozoids that can fertilize the female eggs
Origin of maleMiddle English ; from Old French male, masle ; from Classical Latin masculus ; from mas (gen. maris), a male, man
- a male person; man or boy
- a male animal or plant
- a. Of, relating to, or designating the sex that has organs to produce spermatozoa for fertilizing ova.b. Characteristic of or appropriate to this sex in humans and other animals: male hormones; male fashions.c. Consisting of members of this sex: a male choir.
- Of or denoting the gamete that is smaller and more motile than the other corresponding gamete. Used of anisogamous organisms.
- Botany a. Relating to or designating organs, such as anthers or antheridia, that produce gametes capable of fertilizing those produced by female organs.b. Bearing stamens but not pistils; staminate: male flowers.
- Designating an object, such as an electric plug, designed for insertion into another part or a socket.
- A male organism.
- A man or boy.
Origin of maleMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin masculus, diminutive of mās, male.
- Belonging to the sex which typically has testes, which in humans and many other species is typically the one which has XY chromosomes. [from 14th c.]
- Belonging to the masculine gender; identifying one's gender (see gender identity) as masculine.
- Pertaining to or associated with men, or male animals; masculine. [from 16th c.]
- (biology) Inherently characteristic of the male of a species. [from 17th c.]
- (grammar, less common than 'masculine') Masculine; of the masculine grammatical gender.
- (figuratively) Of instruments or tools: designed to fit into or penetrate a "female" counterpart, as in a connector or pipe fitting. [from 16th c.]
Middle English male, borrowed from Old French masle, malle (Modern French mÃ¢le), from Latin masculus (â€œmasculine, a maleâ€), diminutive of mÄs (â€œmale, masculineâ€).
Variant of Malé