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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
masculine \mas"cu*line\ (m[a^]s"k[-u]*l[i^]n), a. [L.
masculinus, fr. masculus male, manly, dim. of mas a male: cf.
F. masculin. See Male masculine.]
1. Of the male sex; not female.
Thy masculine children, that is to say, thy sons.
2. Having the qualities of a man; suitable to, or
characteristic of, a man; virile; not feminine or
effeminate; strong; robust.
That lady, after her husband's death, held the reins
with a masculine energy. --Hallam.
3. Belonging to males; appropriated to, or used by, males.
[R.] "A masculine church." --Fuller.
4. (Gram.) Having the inflections of, or construed with,
words pertaining especially to male beings, as
distinguished from feminine and neuter. See Gender.
-- Mas"cu*line*ly, adv. -- Mas"cu*line*ness, n.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: of grammatical gender [ant: feminine, neuter]
2: associated with men and not with women [ant: feminine]
3: (music or poetry) ending on an accented beat or syllable; "a
masculine cadence"; "the masculine rhyme of `annoy, enjoy'"
n 1: a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to males
or to objects classified as male
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
25 Moby Thesaurus words for "masculine":
andric, animate, bull, common gender, feminine, gender, gentleman,
gentlemanlike, gentlemanly, he, him, his, hombre, homme, inanimate,
male, male being, male person, man, manful, manlike, manly,
mannish, neuter, uneffeminate
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