Character 9
Hyphenation mas cu line
Pronunciations N/A

Definitions and meanings of "Masculine"

What do we mean by masculine?

Of or relating to men or boys; male. adjective

Characterized by or possessing qualities traditionally attributed to men, such as aggressiveness. adjective

Relating or belonging to the gender of words or forms that refer chiefly to males or to things grammatically classified as male. adjective

Ending on an accented beat. adjective

The masculine gender. noun

A word or word form of the masculine gender. noun

A male person. noun

Male: opposed to female.

Having the distinguishing characteristics of the male sex among human beings, physical or mental; pertaining to a man or to men; of manlike quality: opposed to feminine: as, the masculine element of society; masculine spirit or courage.

As applied derogatively to women, unwomanly; bold; forward: as, her manners are coarse and masculine; she has a masculine air or stride.

Suitable for the male sex; adapted to or intended for the use of males: as, masculine garments.

In grammar, belonging to or having the characteristics of that one of the so-called genders into which the nouns, etc., of some languages are divided which includes as its prominent part the names of male beings; having inflections or forms belonging to such words: as, a masculine noun; a masculine termination. See gender.

In botany, relating to stamens: same as male, 2.

In grammar, the masculine gender; a word of this gender. noun

Of the male sex; not female. adjective

Having the qualities of a man; suitable to, or characteristic of, a man; virile; not feminine or effeminate; strong; robust. adjective

Belonging to males; appropriated to, or used by, males. adjective

Having the inflections of, or construed with, words pertaining especially to male beings, as distinguished from feminine and neuter. See Gender. adjective

Pertaining to male humans, men: adjective

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Synonyms and Antonyms for Masculine

The word "masculine" in example sentences

So does “Madame Justice” work like a double negative and make the term masculine? ❋ Unknown (2009)

Her chin was strong, and the total of her face what we call masculine; but when she silently regarded her child, it grew beautiful with the radiant tenderness of protection. ❋ George MacDonald (1864)

The UAE government has launched a campaign against what it describes as masculine behaviour among women. ❋ Unknown (2009)

It seems to me that defining assertive behavior as "masculine" is one of the factors that works against women's career advancement (but that's a different post). ❋ Peggy (2007)

That was the genitive singular ending on what are called masculine strong nouns. ❋ Leslie Dunton-Downer (2010)

Another: The aged masculine is marked down to an even some-more pitiable figure, even by a son who loves him. ❋ Admin (2009)

The GodMen, a group striving to make religion more masculine, is doing its best to fight the religious gender gap. ❋ Unknown (2009)

The stores are characterized by masculine touches such as darker, natural wood floors, brown leather club chairs and industrial-inspired furnishings. ❋ Ray A. Smith (2011)

It is certainly true that designs are for masculine from the waist down and feminine for the waist up. ❋ Unknown (2009)

That's kind of awesome, and the image of her becoming all muscle bound and masculine is going to fuel many of my transgender fantasies, I think. ❋ Lyda222 (2008)

While trans men experience cissexism, their desire to be male/masculine is typically not mocked or derided in the same way — to do so would bring maleness/masculinity itself into question. ❋ Unknown (2008)

She often referred to her masculine traits and her “mannish” looks. ❋ Susan Cheever (2010)

These twin forces we call masculine and feminine energy. ❋ Unknown (2009)

And I use the word masculine in a universalist way. ❋ Ann Althouse (2008)

It behoveth thee to offer thy daughter to my son without marriage settlement; or if one need be, it should represent a mere nominal value by way of show to the world: for thou knowest that the masculine is worthier than the feminine, and my son is a male and our memory will be preserved by him, not by thy daughter. ❋ Unknown (2006)

She was flabbergasted, like no doubt some other people are when they come across Heidi Klum being called masculine, which is likely not at a whole lot of places apart from this site. ❋ Zoe Brain (2007)

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