Masculine

  • 1 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. [1913 Webster] Thy masculine children, that is to say, thy sons. Chaucer.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 masculine — (adj.) mid 14c., belonging to the male grammatical gender; late 14c., of men, male, from O.Fr. masculin of the male sex (12c.), from L. masculinus male, of masculine gender, from masculus male, masculine; worthy of a man, dim. of mas (gen. maris) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 masculine — [mas′kyo͞o lin, mas′kyəlin] adj. [ME masculyn < OFr masculin < L masculinus < masculus, male < mas, male] 1. male; of men or boys 2. having qualities regarded as characteristic of men and boys, as strength, vigor, boldness, etc.;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 masculine — *male, virile, manful, manly, manlike, mannish Analogous words: *vigorous, energetic, lusty, strenuous: robust, *healthy, sound Antonyms: feminine Contrasted words: womanly, ladylike, womanlike, womanish, *female …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 masculine — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to men; male. 2) having the qualities or appearance traditionally associated with men. 3) Grammar referring to a gender of nouns and adjectives conventionally regarded as male. DERIVATIVES masculinity noun. ORIGIN from… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 masculine — 01. She has a very [masculine] voice; very deep for a woman. 02. Your brother looks very [masculine] in his new navy uniform. 03. As a 40 year old man who was unable to grow a beard, John s [masculinity] was constantly being questioned. 04. She… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 7 masculine — adj. VERBS ▪ be ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ She has a very masculine face. ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 8 masculine — [[t]mæ̱skjʊlɪn[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n Masculine qualities and things relate to or are considered typical of men, in contrast to women. ...masculine characteristics like a husky voice and facial hair... Perhaps some kind of masculine pride was… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 masculine — adjective 1 belonging to men, done by men, or considered to be typical of men: a masculine approach to the problem | traditionally masculine subjects such as physics | a dark, masculine face 2 if a woman s appearance or voice is masculine, it is… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 masculine — ● masculin, masculine adjectif (latin masculinus, de masculus, mâle) Qui appartient, qui a rapport au mâle, à l homme : Voix masculine. Métier masculin. Qui est composé d hommes : Équipe masculine. Se dit des noms qui appartiennent au masculin,… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 11 masculine — I UK [ˈmæskjʊlɪn] / US [ˈmæskjəlɪn] adjective * 1) a) with qualities thought to be typical of men a masculine voice b) connected with men traditionally masculine roles 2) linguistics masculine nouns, pronouns, and adjectives have different forms… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 masculine — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English masculin, from Latin masculinus, from masculus, noun, male, diminutive of mas male Date: 14th century 1. a. male b. having qualities appropriate to or usually associated with a man 2. of, relating to, or… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 masculine — mas|cu|line [ˈmæskjulın] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: Latin masculinus, from masculus male , from mas male ] 1.) having qualities considered to be typical of men or of what men do ≠ ↑feminine ▪ They re nice curtains, but I d prefer… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 masculine — male, masculine, manly 1. Both male and masculine entered the language from Old French in the 14c and rapidly took on distinct roles. Male is used as an adjective and noun, contrasting with the unrelated word female, to designate the sex of… …

    Modern English usage

  • 15 masculine — mas|cu|line1 [ mæskjəlin ] adjective * 1. ) with qualities considered typical of men: a masculine voice a ) connected with men: traditionally masculine roles 2. ) LINGUISTICS belonging to one of the groups that nouns, pronouns, and adjectives are …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 masculine — mas·cu·line || mæskjÊŠlɪn n. (Grammar) masculine gender, masculine form (he, his, himself, etc.) adj. male; manly, manlike, of or characteristic of men; strong, virile; (about objects or words) having the designation of masculine …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 masculine — adjective 1) a masculine trait Syn: male, man s, men s; male oriented See note at male Ant: feminine 2) a powerfully masculine man Syn …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 masculine — adjective 1) a masculine trait Syn: male, man s, men s, male oriented 2) a powerfully masculine man Syn: virile, macho, manly, all male, muscular, muscly, strong …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 19 masculine — /ˈmæskjələn / (say maskyuhluhn) adjective 1. having manlike qualities; strong; manly: a masculine voice. 2. relating to or characteristic of a man or men: masculine attire. 3. Grammar denoting or relating to one of the three genders of Latin,… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 masculine — masculinely, adv. masculinity, masculineness, n. /mas kyeuh lin/, adj. 1. pertaining to or characteristic of a man or men: masculine attire. 2. having qualities traditionally ascribed to men, as strength and boldness. 3. Gram. noting or… …

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