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1. male [ a ] (biology) being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation
Examples: "a male infant" "a male holly tree"

Used in print:

(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)

Now the thing for us to do is to find ourselves a_couple_of those wonderful flowering currants such_as the red Ribes_sanguineum of our Pacific_Northwest , or otherwise a good sloe tree , or perhaps some nice pussy_willow in bloom , preferably one with male or staminate catkins .

Each male willow catkin is composed of a large_number of small flowers .

After the male and female andrenas have mated , the cycle is repeated .

(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)

The best way to determine the correct figure ( in captives ) is by direct observation of pairs isolated from birth , a method that produced surprising results : maturing of a male Indian_python in less_than two years , his mate in less_than three ; data on the boa_constrictor about match this .

(J. W. C. Hagstrom et al., "Debilitating muscular...)

This patient was a 65 - year old white male accountant who entered the New_York_Hospital for his fourth and terminal admission on June 26 , 1959 , because of disabling weakness and general debility .

Synonyms male Related Terms female androgynous biology antheral young-begetting phallic priapic masculine sex

2. male [ n ] an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)

Used in print:

(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)

The first worker_bees do not mate or lay eggs ; males and mating females do not emerge until later in the season .

Simultaneously , males or drones are produced , mostly from the unfertilized eggs of workers , although a few may be produced by the queen .

As a result , the proportion of males ( which leave the nest ) increases , and eventually the old colony will die_out completely .

The males are much duller .

(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)

Alphonse_R_._Hoge 's measurements of several very young specimens from Brazil suggest that at_birth the female is slightly larger than the male .

Synonyms male Related Terms female animal male_horse sire

3. male [ n ] a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies

Used in print:

(The Providence Journal...)

A_couple_of the males made good comedy , too - Jim_Hutton and Frank_Gorshin .

(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)

about three years are required , there being a possible slight difference between males and females in the time required .

Synonyms male 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. male [ a ] for or composed of men or boys
Examples: "the male lead" "masculine attire"

Used in print:

(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)

The study comprised 16 male patients , ranging in age from 27 to 72 .

Synonyms male Related Terms masculine

5. male [ a ] characteristic of a man
Examples: "a deep male voice" "manly sports"

Synonyms virile manful manly manlike male Related Terms masculine

6. Male [ n ] the capital of Maldives in the center of the islands

Synonyms Male Related Terms national_capital Maldives

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