Virile Definition

vîrəl, -īl
Of, belonging to, or characteristic of an adult man; manly; male.
Webster's New World
Masculine in a robust way; manly.
American Heritage
Having manly strength or vigor; forceful.
Webster's New World
Of or capable of copulation; sexually potent.
Webster's New World
The definition of virile is something that is full of strength or sexual potency.
An example of something virile is a young, strong man.
An example of something virile is a bull.

Origin of Virile

  • Middle English from Old French viril from Latin virīlis from vir man wī-ro- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin virilis.

    From Wiktionary


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