Brad Pitt is an example of a male.
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.
Origin of male
- Middle English from Old French from Latin masculus diminutive of mās male
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle English male, borrowed from Old French masle, malle (Modern French mâle), from Latin masculus (“masculine, a male"), diminutive of mās (“male, masculine").