Definition of "male" []

  • Of, relating to, or designating the sex that has organs to produce spermatozoa for fertilizing ova. (adjective)
  • Characteristic of or appropriate to this sex; masculine. (adjective)
  • Consisting of members of this sex. (adjective)
  • Virile; manly. (adjective)
  • Botany Relating to or designating organs, such as anthers or antheridia, that produce gametes capable of fertilizing those produced by female organs. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or designating the sex producing gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova) (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of a man; masculine (adjective)
  • For or composed of men or boys (adjective)
  • (of gametes) capable of fertilizing an egg cell in sexual reproduction (adjective)
  • (of reproductive organs, such as a testis or stamen) capable of producing male gametes (adjective)
  • (of flowers) bearing stamens but lacking a functional pistil (adjective)
  • Having a projecting part or parts that fit into a female counterpart (adjective)
  • A male person, animal, or plant (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "male" in a sentence
  • "I define “male” and “female” in such a way as to include transpeople, which means that some of the _male_ people I know can indeed get pregnant."
  • "The Fifteenth Amendment does not specifically exclude right of male citizens to vote, because they are _male_ citizens, therefore, male citizens are of necessity included in the right of voting."
  • "It was then she come out delirious about not being the pampered toy of any male -- _male_, mind you!"