Masculine meaning

măs'kyə-lĭn
A male person.
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Ending on an accented beat.

A masculine cadence.

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Relating or belonging to the gender of words or forms that refer chiefly to males or to things grammatically classified as male.
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A male person.
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Belonging to males; typically used by males.

“John", “Paul", and “Jake" are masculine names.

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Of or relating to men or boys; male.
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Suitable to or characteristic of a man.
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The masculine gender.
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Of or relating to men or boys; male.
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Characterized by or possessing qualities traditionally attributed to men, such as aggressiveness.
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Of or pertaining to the male gender; manly.
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Of or pertaining to the male sex; biologically male, not female.
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Having the qualities stereotypically associated with men: virile, aggressive, not effeminate.
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(grammar) Of, pertaining or belonging to the male grammatical gender, in languages that have sex-based gender distinctions.
  • (of a noun) Being of the masculine class, or grammatical gender, and inflected in that manner.
    The noun Student is masculine in German.
  • (of some other parts of speech) Being inflected in agreement with the masculine noun.
    German uses the masculine of the definite article, der, with Student.
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(grammar) The masculine gender.
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(grammar) A word of the masculine gender.
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The definition of masculine is something male or relating to or suitable for a boy or man.

An example of masculine used as an adjective is a masculine child, a baby boy.

An example of masculine used as an adjective is masculine facial hair, a mustache.

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Characterized by or possessing qualities traditionally attributed to men, such as aggressiveness.
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A word or word form of the masculine gender.
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Male; of men or boys.
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Having qualities regarded as characteristic of men and boys, as strength, vigor, boldness, etc.; manly; virile.
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Designating, of, or belonging to the gender of words denoting or referring to males, as well as many other words to which no distinction of sex is attributed.
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Designating or of a cadence ending on an accented note or chord.
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Ending with a stressed syllable, as a line of verse.
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Designating or of rhyme in which the rhyming elements are stressed final syllables (Ex.: hill/fill, enjoy/destroy)
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The masculine gender.
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A word or form in this gender.
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That which is masculine.
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Mannish.
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Origin of masculine

From Old French masculin, from Latin masculÄ«nus, diminutive of masculus (“male, manly"), itself a diminutive of mās (“male").