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Meaning of MASCULINE

Pronunciation:  'maskyulin

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to males or to objects classified as male
  2. [adj]  associated with men and not with women
  3. [adj]  of grammatical gender
  4. [adj]  (music or poetry) ending on an accented beat or syllable; "a masculine cadence"; "the masculine rhyme of `annoy, enjoy'"

MASCULINE is a 9 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: butch, macho, male, manful, manlike, manly, mannish, stressed, virile
 Antonyms: feminine, neuter
 See Also: gender, grammatical gender, masculine



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mas"cu*line\, a. [L. masculinus, fr. masculus male,
manly, dim. of mas a male: cf. F. masculin. See {Male}
1. Of the male sex; not female.

         Thy masculine children, that is to say, thy sons.

2. Having the qualities of a man; suitable to, or
   characteristic of, a man; virile; not feminine or
   effeminate; strong; robust.

         That lady, after her husband's death, held the reins
         with a masculine energy.              --Hallam.

3. Belonging to males; appropriated to, or used by, males.
   [R.] ``A masculine church.'' --Fuller.

4. (Gram.) Having the inflections of, or construed with,
   words pertaining especially to male beings, as
   distinguished from {feminine} and {neuter}. See {Gender}.
   -- {Mas"cu*line*ly}, adv. -- {Mas"cu*line*ness}, n.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: andric, animate, bull, common gender, feminine, gender, gentleman, gentlemanlike, gentlemanly, he, him, his, hombre, homme, inanimate, male, male being, male person, man, manful, manlike, manly, mannish, neuter, uneffeminate