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.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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 male
Moby 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