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male


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Male-  \Male-\ 
  See  {Mal-}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Male  \Male\,  a.  [L.  malus.  See  {Malice}.] 
  Evil;  wicked;  bad  [Obs.]  --Marston. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Male  \Male\,  n. 
  Same  as  {Mail},  a  bag.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Male  \Male\,  a.  [F.  m[^a]le,  OF  masle,  mascle,  fr  L.  masculus 
  male,  masculine,  dim.  of  mas  a  male;  possibly  akin  to  E.  man. 
  Cf  {Masculine},  {Marry},  v.  t.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  sex  that  begets  or  procreates 
  young,  or  (in  a  wider  sense)  to  the  sex  that  produces 
  spermatozoa,  by  which  the  ova  are  fertilized;  not  female; 
  as  male  organs. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  Capable  of  producing  fertilization,  but  not  of 
  bearing  fruit;  --  said  of  stamens  and  antheridia,  and  of 
  the  plants,  or  parts  of  plants,  which  bear  them 
 
  3.  Suitable  to  the  male  sex;  characteristic  or  suggestive  of 
  a  male;  masculine;  as  male  courage. 
 
  4.  Consisting  of  males;  as  a  male  choir. 
 
  5.  (Mech.)  Adapted  for  entering  another  corresponding  piece 
  (the  female  piece)  which  is  hollow  and  which  it  fits;  as 
  a  male  gauge,  for  gauging  the  size  or  shape  of  a  hole;  a 
  male  screw,  etc 
 
  {Male  berry}  (Bot.),  a  kind  of  coffee.  See  {Pea  berry}. 
 
  {Male  fern}  (Bot.),  a  fern  of  the  genus  {Aspidium}  ({A. 
  Filixmas}),  used  in  medicine  as  an  anthelmintic,  esp. 
  against  the  tapeworm.  {Aspidium  marginale}  in  America,  and 
  {A.  athamanticum}  in  South  Africa,  are  used  as  good 
  substitutes  for  the  male  fern  in  medical  practice.  See 
  {Female  fern},  under  {Female}. 
 
  {Male  rhyme},  a  rhyme  in  which  only  the  last  syllables  agree, 
  as  laid,  afraid,  dismayed.  See  {Female  rhyme},  under 
  {Female}. 
 
  {Male  screw}  (Mech.),  a  screw  having  threads  upon  its 
  exterior  which  enter  the  grooves  upon  the  inside  of  a 
  corresponding  nut  or  female  screw. 
 
  {Male  thread},  the  thread  of  a  male  screw. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Male  \Male\,  n. 
  1.  An  animal  of  the  male  sex. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  A  plant  bearing  only  staminate  flowers. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  male 
  adj  1:  (biology)  being  the  sex  (of  plant  or  animal)  that  produces 
  gametes  (spermatozoa)  that  perform  the  fertilizing 
  function  in  generation;  "a  male  infant";  "a  male  holly 
  tree"  [ant:  {female},  {androgynous}] 
  2:  for  or  composed  of  men  or  boys;  "the  male  lead";  "masculine 
  attire" 
  3:  characteristic  of  a  man;  "a  deep  male  voice";  "manly  sports" 
  [syn:  {manful},  {manlike},  {manly},  {virile}] 
  n  1:  an  animal  that  produces  gametes  (spermatozoa)  that  can 
  fertilize  female  gametes  (ova)  [ant:  {female}] 
  2:  a  person  who  belongs  to  the  sex  that  cannot  have  babies 
  [syn:  {male  person}]  [ant:  {female}] 
  3:  the  capital  of  Maldives  on  Male  island  in  the  center  of  the 
  islands  [syn:  {Male}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  MALE,  n.  A  member  of  the  unconsidered,  or  negligible  sex.  The  male 
  of  the  human  race  is  commonly  known  (to  the  female)  as  Mere  Man.  The 
  genus  has  two  varieties:  good  providers  and  bad  providers. 
 
 




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