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In the book, America had already been weakened by bio terror plagues before waves of selfish violence took down the rest. But the real enemy was the kind of male human being who nurses fantasies of violent glory at the expense of his fellow citizens.
David Brin

Meaning of "male" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MALE

Via Old French from Latin masculusmasculine.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MALE

male  [meɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MALE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Male can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES MALE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Male

A male organism is the physiological sex which produces sperm. Each spermatozoon can fuse with a larger female gamete, or ovum, in the process of fertilization. A male cannot reproduce sexually without access to at least one ovum from a female, but some organisms can reproduce both sexually and asexually. Most male mammals, including male humans, have a Y chromosome, which codes for the production of larger amounts of testosterone to develop male reproductive organs. Not all species share a common sex-determination system. In most animals, including humans, sex is determined genetically, but in some species it can be determined due to social, environmental or other factors. For example,Cymothoa exigua changes sex depending on the number of females present in the vicinity.

Definition of male in the English dictionary

The first definition of male in the dictionary is of, relating to, or designating the sex producing gametes that can fertilize female gametes. Other definition of male is of, relating to, or characteristic of a man; masculine. Male is also for or composed of men or boys.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MALE


ale
eɪl
cocktail
ˈkɒkˌteɪl
dale
deɪl
detail
ˈdiːteɪl
e-mail
ˈiːmeɪl
fail
feɪl
female
ˈfiːmeɪl
jail
dʒeɪl
mail
meɪl
nail
neɪl
retail
ˈriːteɪl
sale
seɪl
scale
skeɪl
tail
teɪl
tale
teɪl
thumbnail
ˈθʌmˌneɪl
trail
treɪl
travail
ˈtræveɪl
vale
veɪl
wholesale
ˈhəʊlˌseɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MALE

male bonding
male chauvinism
male chauvinist
male chauvinist pig
male fern
male menopause
male model
male nurse
male prostitute
male thread
male-dominated
male-voice choir
maleate
Malebranche
maledicent
maledict
malediction
maledictive
maledictory

WORDS THAT END LIKE MALE

bale
finale
Fort Lauderdale
gale
hale
Internationale
kale
large-scale
locale
morale
musicale
pale
quale
rationale
real ale
resale
stale
upscale
whale
yale

Synonyms and antonyms of male in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MALE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «male» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of male

Translation of «male» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MALE

Find out the translation of male to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of male from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «male» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

男的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

macho
570 millions of speakers

English

male
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पुरुष
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ذِكْرِيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мужской
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

macho
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পুরুষ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

masculin
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lelaki
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

männlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

男性の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

남자
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lanang
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuộc phái nam
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆண்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

erkek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

maschio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

męski
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

чоловічої статі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

masculin
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αρσενικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

manlike
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

manlig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mannlig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of male

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MALE»

The term «male» is very widely used and occupies the 1.487 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MALE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «male» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «male» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about male

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «MALE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word male.
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Mary Badham
That's so important for children when they're growing up, to have a strong male role model.
2
Carol Bartz
I became a sales manager at Digital Equipment, promoted from within the sales team. My peers were less than excited that I had gotten the job, especially one of my male peers who said he just wasn't going to work for a woman.
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Brian Michael Bendis
I was into comics because these were my real male role models, even though at the time, I didn't know it.
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Kathryn Bigelow
There's really no difference between what I do and what a male filmmaker might do. I mean we all try to make our days, we all try to give the best performances we can, we try to make our budget, we try to make the best movie we possibly can.
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David Brin
In the book, America had already been weakened by bio terror plagues before waves of selfish violence took down the rest. But the real enemy was the kind of male human being who nurses fantasies of violent glory at the expense of his fellow citizens.
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Lee Child
Male authors always take care to make their heroes at least one inch taller than they are, and considerably more muscular. Just as female authors give their heroines better hair and slimmer thighs.
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Carol P. Christ
Why does everyone cling to the masculine imagery and pronouns even though they are a mere linguistic device that has never meant that God is male?
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Andrew Cohen
Most men are very attached to the idea of being male, and usually experience a lot of fear and insecurity around the idea of being a man. Most women are very identified with their gender, and also experience a tremendous amount of fear and insecurity.
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Judy Davis
I think male roles are generally much better written. So for actresses, we're always dealing with trying to inject a role with more truth than the writer possibly had in mind.
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Betty Dodson
We are constantly protecting the male ego, and it's a disservice to men. If a man has any sensitivity or intelligence, he wants to get the straight scoop from his girlfriend.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MALE»

Discover the use of male in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to male and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Rogue Male
Described by Household as a “bastard offspring of Stevenson and Conrad,” the book is no less remarkable as an exploration of the lure of violence, the psychology of survivalism, and the call of the wild.
Geoffrey Household, 2010
2
Alpha Male
You can even make an Alpha Male fall in love, propose marriage (these skills can actually be learned) and with training become a great husband. [Warning! this book is NOT politically correct; it does not agree with common thinking today re: ...
X. X. and XY, 2007
3
Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire
At the time of its first appearance in 1985 Between Men was viewed as an important intervention into Feminist as well as Gay and Lesbian studies.
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, 1985
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Male Infertility: Contemporary Clinical Approaches, ...
A ground-breaking contribution to the literature, Male Infertility: Contemporary Clinical Approaches, Andrology, ART & Antioxidants offers a comprehensive review of well-established, current diagnostic and treatment techniques for male ...
Sijo J. Parekattil, Ashok Agarwal, 2012
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The Black Male Handbook: A Blueprint for Life
The Black Male Handbook is a blueprint for those aspiring to thrive against the odds in America today. This is a must-have book, not only for Black male readers, but the women who befriend, parent, partner, and love them.
Kevin Powell, 2008
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Sexual Behavior in the Human Male
Named one of the "100 Best Books of the 20th Century" by Logos Magazine (UK). Will be on display at the Frankfurt Book Fair 1999.
Alfred Charles Kinsey, Wardell Baxter Pomeroy, Clyde Eugene Martin, 1948
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Branded Male: Marketing to Men
Using a typical modern male's weekday as a template and examining all the influences affecting him, the book considers his exposure to brands and the ways marketers can exploit these channels, taking you through popular strategies for ...
Mark Tungate, 2008
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Alpha Male Syndrome
This book includes exercises, checklists, and tips that enable readers to harness the enormous power of the alpha personality while minimising the downsides of alpha behavior.
Kate Ludeman, Eddie Erlandson, 2013
9
Homoeopathic Management of Male Sexual Disorders
Now-a-days men suffering from sexual disorders are very common. Much of the male sexual diseases, as well as of the vice in which it originates, is due to the prevailing ignorance on sexual matters. This book helps to resolve this problem.
Ahmad Sayeed, 2002
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Andrology: Male Reproductive Health and Dysfunction
This is the 3rd, totally revised edition of a well-known textbook that continues to represent the gold standard in the literature on clinical andrology.
Eberhard Nieschlag, Hermann M. Behre, Susan Nieschlag, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MALE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term male is used in the context of the following news items.
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Male gamers who bully female players are literal losers, study finds …
The article said male players were the only ones to speak throughout all 163 games, reinforcing "the fact that women are entering a very ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
2
Minions creator: they're all male because they're 'dumb and stupid …
Minions creator: they're all male because they're 'dumb and stupid'. The man behind the box-office hit explains why there are no female ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Male Escorts: Shame On Gawker - The Daily Beast
Luke Jackson, a male escort for women, had “heard of it secondarily. It seems like a dangerous game to me. It would ruin your reputation. «Daily Beast, Jul 15»
4
Male's Keion Wakefield announcing college decision Thursday
Speedy Male High School wide receiver Keion Wakefield - one of the state's top offensive playmakers and a recruiting target of Louisville, ... «The Courier-Journal, Jul 15»
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Male wounded in Logan Square shooting | Chicago
A male was shot in the Logan Square neighborhood Monday evening. About 6 p.m., the male — whose exact age was not immediately known — was shot in the ... «Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 15»
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Caitlyn Jenner parties with male strippers at The Abbey in LA | Daily …
And on Saturday, Caitlyn Jenner was spotted having some fun with her gal pals and numerous male strippers inside The Abbey in Los Angeles ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Gawker editors resign over removal of 'male escort' post - Channel 4 …
The removed post alleged that a senior US publishing executive - a straight man who was married - had sought sex with a male prostitute. «Channel 4 News, Jul 15»
8
Amy Schumer: biggest differences between how male and female …
"I've opened for male comics for years and see the difference in the treatment. It's the expectation of how a woman is going to be, or should be: ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
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Support Male Survivors of Sexual Assault | Rep. Niki Tsongas
There is an unwarranted stigma placed on male survivors of sexual assault in both civilian and military society. As a result, too few come ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
10
Ore. Woman Sentenced for Collecting Social Security Benefits …
Ore. Woman Sentenced for Collecting Social Security Benefits Under Previous Male Identity. Jul. 20, 2015 4:23pm Jon Street ... «TheBlaze.com, Jul 15»

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