Search Result for "masculine":
1. a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to males or to objects classified as male;
1. of grammatical gender;
2. associated with men and not with women;
3. (music or poetry) ending on an accented beat or syllable;
- Example: "a masculine cadence"
- Example: "the masculine rhyme of `annoy, enjoy'"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
masculine \mas"cu*line\ (m[a^]s"k[-u]*l[i^]n), a. [L. masculinus, fr. masculus male, manly, dim. of mas a male: cf. F. masculin. See Male masculine.] 1. Of the male sex; not female. [1913 Webster] Thy masculine children, that is to say, thy sons. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. Having the qualities of a man; suitable to, or characteristic of, a man; virile; not feminine or effeminate; strong; robust. [1913 Webster] That lady, after her husband's death, held the reins with a masculine energy. --Hallam. [1913 Webster] 3. Belonging to males; appropriated to, or used by, males. [R.] "A masculine church." --Fuller. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
masculine adj 1: of grammatical gender [ant: feminine, neuter] 2: associated with men and not with women [ant: feminine] 3: (music or poetry) ending on an accented beat or syllable; "a masculine cadence"; "the masculine rhyme of `annoy, enjoy'" n 1: a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to males or to objects classified as maleMoby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
25 Moby Thesaurus words for "masculine": 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