1. [ adjective ] (biology) 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"

Related terms: female androgynous biology antheral young-begetting phallic priapic masculine sex
2. [ noun ] (zoology) an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)
Related terms: female animal male_horse sire
3. [ noun ] a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
Synonyms: male_person
Related terms: female person man male_child chap man man mother's_son foster_brother sirrah boy_wonder foster-brother male_offspring male_body
4. [ adjective ] for or composed of men or boys

"the male lead" "masculine attire"

Related terms: masculine
5. [ adjective ] characteristic of a man
Synonyms: virile manlike manly manful

"a deep male voice" "manly sports"

Related terms: masculine
6. [ noun ] (government,geography) the capital of Maldives in the center of the islands
Related terms: national_capital Maldives
Similar spelling:   Mayle