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 for male
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Male \Male\, n.
     1. An animal of the male sex.
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     2. (Bot.) A plant bearing only staminate flowers.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mal- \Mal-\ (m[a^]l-).
     A prefix in composition denoting ill, or evil, F. male, adv.,
     fr. malus, bad, ill. In some words it has the form male-,
     as in malediction, malevolent. See Malice.
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     Note: The form male- is chiefly used in cases where the e,
           either alone or with other letters, is pronounced as a
           separate syllable, as in malediction, malefactor,
           maleficent, etc. Where this is not the case, as in
           malfeasance or male-feasance, malformation or
           male-formation, etc., as also where the word to which
           it is prefixed commences with a vowel, as in
           maladministration, etc., the form mal is to be
           preferred, and is the one commonly employed.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Male- \Male-\ (m[a^]l- or m[a^]l[-e]-).
     See Mal-.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Male \Male\ (m[=a]l), a. [L. malus. See Malice.]
     Evil; wicked; bad. [Obs.] --Marston.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Male \Male\, n.
     Same as Mail, a bag. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     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.
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     3. Suitable to the male sex; characteristic or suggestive of
        a male; masculine; as, male courage.
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     4. Consisting of males; as, a male choir.
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     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.
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     Male fern (Bot.), a fern of the genus Aspidium ({Aspidium
        Filixmas), used in medicine as an anthelmintic, esp.
        against the tapeworm. Aspidium marginale in America, and
        Aspidium 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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  male
      adj 1: 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:
             androgynous, female]
      2: characteristic of a man; "a deep male voice"; "manly sports"
         [syn: male, manful, manlike, manly, virile]
      3: for or pertaining to or composed of men or boys; "the male
         lead"; "the male population"
      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, male person] [ant: female, female person]
      3: the capital of Maldives in the center of the islands

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  21 Moby Thesaurus words for "male":
     andric, bull, gentleman, gentlemanlike, gentlemanly, he, him, his,
     hombre, homme, male being, male person, man, manful, manlike,
     manly, mannish, masculine, spear, uneffeminate, virile
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  MALE. Of the masculine sex; of the sex that begets young; the sex opposed to 
  the female. Vide Gender; Man; Sex; Worthiest of blood. 
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  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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