masculine

If something’s masculine, it’s related to men. When you hear a masculine voice outside greeting your neighbor, you know it’s your dad and not your mom.

Masculine can describe people or things that have qualities often associated with men. If someone has a masculine appearance, the person is probably tall and strong. If your new jacket has masculine tailoring, that means it’s cut like a man’s jacket. Masculine can also refer to words. In many languages, words — especially nouns — are given a gender. If you’ve studied French or Spanish, you know you need to figure out which article to use with a masculine noun.

Primary Meanings of masculine

1.
adjn
associated with men and not with women
a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to males or to objects classified as male
2.
adj
(music or poetry) ending on an accented beat or syllable
Full Definitions of masculine
1

adj associated with men and not with women

Synonyms:
manful, manlike, manly
possessing qualities befitting a man
male
being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation
butch, macho
used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
male, manful, manlike, manly, virile
characteristic of a man
mannish
characteristic of a man as distinguished from a woman
Antonyms:
feminine
associated with women and not with men
female
being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop
fair
attractively feminine
distaff, female
characteristic of or peculiar to a woman
maidenlike, maidenly
befitting or characteristic of a maiden
powder-puff
used of competitive activities in which only women take part
feminine
of grammatical gender
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adj of grammatical gender

Antonyms:
feminine
of grammatical gender
neuter
of grammatical gender
feminine
associated with women and not with men
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n a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to males or to objects classified as male

Type of:
gender, grammatical gender
a grammatical category in inflected languages governing the agreement between nouns and pronouns and adjectives; in some languages it is quite arbitrary but in Indo-European languages it is usually based on sex or animateness
2

adj (music or poetry) ending on an accented beat or syllable

“a masculine cadence”
“the masculine rhyme of `annoy, enjoy'”
Synonyms:
accented, stressed
bearing a stress or accent

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