1. The masculine gender.
  2. A word of the masculine gender.
  3. That which is masculine.
  4. A man.


  1. Of or pertaining to the male gender; manly.
  2. Of or pertaining to the male sex; biologically male, not female.
  3. Belonging to males; typically used by males.
    “John”, “Paul” and “Jake” are masculine names.
  4. Having the qualities stereotypically associated with men: virile, aggressive, not effeminate.
  5. Of, pertaining or belonging to the male grammatical gender, in languages that have sex-based gender distinctions.
    1. Being of the masculine class, or grammatical gender, and inflected in that manner.
      The noun Student is masculine in German.
    2. Being inflected in agreement with the masculine noun.
      German uses the masculine of the definite article, der, with Student.

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