- designating or pertaining to a plant or its reproductive structure producing or containing microspores.
- (of seed plants) staminate.
- male alto,
- male chauvinism,
- male chauvinist,
- male chauvinist pig,
- male cow
Origin of male
Origin of male-
Examples from the Web for male
A male and female who do most of the mating dominate packs, and younger subordinates only breed occasionally.Mongooses, Meerkats, and Ants, Oh My! Why Some Animals Keep Mating All in the Family|Helen Thompson|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Turkey, crime groups in border areas are exploiting the labor of Syrian male refugees who cannot find legitimate employment.ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism|Louise I. Shelley|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yawer says as a matter of policy, the female peshmerga unit is treated the same as the other male units.
Most female peshmerga fighters were tasked with staffing checkpoints and guarding bases alongside their male counterparts.
But the proud stone lion that once stood atop the tomb, as Peristeri has often maintained, suggests a male occupant and a warrior.
This agrees with the conclusions at which Bouin and Ancel had arrived by ligaturing the vasa deferentia of male animals.The Organism as a Whole|Jacques Loeb
This was not the first time 'Thusia had flirted with the male passengers of the packets.Dominie Dean|Ellis Parker Butler
I have had seven male apprentices since I commenced business, in 1814.
One wing of the building is inhabited by the male, and the other by the female patients.Travels Through North America, v. 1-2|Berhard Saxe-Weimar Eisenach
Then, in a moment, he realized that on the previous evening he had thought of a male, not of a female child.In the Wilderness|Robert Hichens
Word Origin for male
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.
probably from Sanskrit maladvipa "garland of islands," from mala "garland" + dvipa "island." Related: Maldivian.