- of, relating to, or being a person with a certain combination of sex characteristics, commonly including an X and Y chromosome pair in the cell nuclei, a penis, scrotum, and testicles, and facial hair developed at puberty.
- of, relating to, or being an animal, plant, or plant structure of the sex or sexual phase that normally produces sperm cells during reproduction.
- designating or pertaining to a plant or its reproductive structure producing or containing microspores.
- (of seed plants) staminate.
OPPOSITES FOR male
Origin of male
synonym study for male
OTHER WORDS FROM malemale·ness, nounan·ti·male, noun, adjectivein·ter·male, adjectivesu·per·male, noun
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After 50 minutes of courtship, Eager the male colugo has given up.On a cool night in Malaysia, scientists track mysterious colugos across the treetops|Yao-Hua Law|November 20, 2020|Science News
Male Mauritius toads were about 22 percent shorter, while male Réunion toads were about the same size as their mainland counterparts.Guttural toads shrank by a third after just 100 years on two islands|Jake Buehler|November 19, 2020|Science News
Curiously, they found that the Nicknack from melanogaster could save the simulans females but not the males.Scientists Find Vital Genes Evolving in Genome’s Junkyard|Viviane Callier|November 16, 2020|Quanta Magazine
The promotional image Axiom posted Wednesday features three male silhouettes, suggesting there will be no female astronauts on board.A private company has a crew going to the ISS next year|Neel Patel|November 12, 2020|MIT Technology Review
A male juvenile was found fatally shot in a room at a Motel 6 in Springfield on Tuesday night, Fairfax County police said.One juvenile killed, another wounded in Fairfax County shootings|Justin Jouvenal, Dana Hedgpeth|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
Against man himself and the Maleness that is his by natural right, many are filled with hottest distrust and aversion.Feminism and Sex-Extinction|Arabella Kenealy
We will suppose that in dioica femaleness is dominant to maleness, and that the female is heterozygous for this additional factor.Mendelism|Reginald Crundall Punnett
These girlish men have often, to-day, the finest maleness, once it is put to the test.Fantasia of the Unconscious|D. H. Lawrence
The lean neck of this figure was tinctured with many summers, and cross-hatched by the weather and mature maleness.Waiting for Daylight|Henry Major Tomlinson
Indeed she reacted bitterly against the femaleness that marriage forced on her and hated the essential maleness of her husband.The Nervous Housewife|Abraham Myerson