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masculine

 [mas´ku-lin]
having qualities usually associated with the male sex.

mas·cu·line

(mas'kyū-lin),
Relating to or marked by the characteristics of the male sex or gender.
Synonym(s): male (2) , masculinus
[L. masculus, male, fr. mas, male]

masculine

/mas·cu·line/ (mas´kūl-in) pertaining to or having qualities normally associated with the male sex.

masculine

(măs′kyə-lĭn)
adj.
1. Of or relating to men or boys; male.
2. Characterized by or possessing qualities traditionally attributed to men, such as aggressiveness.
3. Grammar Relating or belonging to the gender of words or forms that refer chiefly to males or to things grammatically classified as male.
4. Music Ending on an accented beat: a masculine cadence.
n.
1. Grammar
a. The masculine gender.
b. A word or word form of the masculine gender.
2. A male person.

mas′cu·line·ly adv.
mas′cu·line·ness, mas′cu·lin′·ity (-lĭn′ĭ-tē) n.

masculine

[mas′kyəlin]
Etymology: L, masculinus, male
having the characteristics of a male.

masculine

adjective Referring to, characterised by or attributed to men or maleness.

mas·cu·line

(mas'kyū-lin)
Relating to or marked by the characteristics of the male sex or gender.
Synonym(s): male (2) .
[L. masculus, male, fr. mas, male]

masculine

pertaining to the male sex.
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