a person bearing an X and Y chromosome pair in the cell nuclei and normally having a penis, scrotum, and testicles, and developing hair on the face at adolescence; a boy or man.
an organism of the sex or sexual phase that normally produces a sperm cell or male gamete.
Botany. a staminate plant.
of, relating to, or being a male animal or plant.
pertaining to or characteristic of a male person; masculine:
a male voice.
composed of males:
a male choir.
Machinery. made to fit into a corresponding open or recessed part:
a male plug.
Compare (def 8).
of, relating to, or designating the sex producing gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)
of, relating to, or characteristic of a man; masculine
for or composed of men or boys: a male choir
(of gametes) capable of fertilizing an egg cell in sexual reproduction
(of reproductive organs, such as a testis or stamen) capable of producing male gametes
(of flowers) bearing stamens but lacking a functional pistil
(electronics, mechanical engineering) having a projecting part or parts that fit into a female counterpart: a male plug
a male person, animal, or plant
the capital of the Republic of Maldives, on Malé Island in the centre of the island group. Pop: 90 000 (2005 est)
late 14c., “male human being; male fish or land animal,” from Old French masle (adj.) “masculine, male, adult,” also used as a noun (12c., Modern French mâle), from Latin masculus “masculine, male, worthy of a man” (cf. Provençal mascle, Spanish macho, Italian maschio), diminutive of mas (genitive maris) “male person or animal, male.”
late 14c., from Old French male, masle “male, masculine; a male” (see male (n.)). Mechanical sense of “part of an instrument that penetrates another part” is from 1660s.
Of, relating to, or designating the sex that has organs to produce spermatozoa for fertilizing ova. n.
Noun A male organism.
[meyl-ster-il or, esp. British, -ahyl] /ˈmeɪlˈstɛr ɪl or, esp. British, -aɪl/ adjective, Botany. 1. producing no pollen or infertile pollen.
[muh-ley-vich; Russian muh-lye-vyich] /məˈleɪ vɪtʃ; Russian məˈlyɛ vyɪtʃ/ noun 1. Kasimir [kaz-uh mir] /ˈkæz əmɪr/ (Show IPA), 1878–1935, Russian painter: founder of suprematism. /Russian ˈmalɪvitʃ/ noun 1. Kasimir (kəziˈmir). 1878–1935, Russian painter. He founded the abstract art movement known as Suprematism
[muh-lev-uh-luh ns] /məˈlɛv ə ləns/ noun 1. the quality, state, or feeling of being ; ill will; malice; hatred. n. mid-15c., from Middle French malevolence and directly from Latin malevolentia “ill-will, dislike, hatred,” from malevolentem (nominative malevolens) “malevolent” (see malevolent).
[muh-lev-uh-luh nt] /məˈlɛv ə lənt/ adjective 1. wishing evil or harm to another or others; showing ill will; ill-disposed; malicious: His failures made him malevolent toward those who were successful. 2. evil; harmful; injurious: a malevolent inclination to destroy the happiness of others. 3. Astrology. evil or malign in influence. /məˈlɛvələnt/ adjective 1. wishing or […]