a male animal having the highest rank in a dominance hierarchy: Studies show that in spite of their high rank, access to females, etc., baboon alpha males experience a great deal of stress.
the most dominant, powerful, or assertive man in a particular group: the alpha male of investment bankers.
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- alpha geek,
- alpha globulin,
- alpha granule,
- alpha helix,
- alpha iron,
- alpha particle,
- alpha privative,
- alpha radiation,
- alpha ray,
- alpha receptor
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Examples from the Web for alpha male
They gave a sedative to Methos, the alpha-male wolf, because he seemed particularly anxious.At New Jersey’s Turtle Back Zoo, Humans Slept Alongside the Pythons|Winston Ross|November 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Chris Lee talked to the alpha-male action hero about what made him put down his dukes for the role.Viggo Mortensen on Playing Freud in ‘A Dangerous Method’|Chris Lee|November 23, 2011|DAILY BEAST
the dominant male animal or person in a group
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