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virile


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Virile  \Vi"rile\  (?;  277),  a.  [L.  virilis,  fr  vir  a  man;  akin 
  to  AS  wer:  cf  F.  viril.  See  {Werewolf},  {World},  and  cf 
  {Decemvir},  {Virago},  {Virtue}.] 
  Having  the  nature,  properties,  or  qualities,  of  an  adult  man; 
  characteristic  of  developed  manhood;  hence  masterful; 
  forceful;  specifically,  capable  of  begetting;  --  opposed  to 
  womanly,  feminine,  and  puerile;  as  virile  age,  virile  power, 
  virile  organs. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  virile 
  adj  1:  characterized  by  energy  and  vigor;  "a  virile  and  ever 
  stronger  free  society";  "a  new  and  virile  leadership" 
  2:  characteristic  of  a  man;  "a  deep  male  voice";  "manly  sports" 
  [syn:  {male},  {manful},  {manlike},  {manly}] 
  3:  (of  a  male)  able  to  copulate  [syn:  {potent}]  [ant:  {impotent}] 




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