1. [ adjective ] (grammar) of grammatical gender
Related terms: feminine neuter
2. [ adjective ] associated with men and not with women
Related terms: feminine male male butch mannish male manly
3. [ adjective ] (music or poetry) ending on an accented beat or syllable

"a masculine cadence" "the masculine rhyme of `annoy, enjoy'"

Related terms: music stressed
4. [ noun ] (grammar) a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to males or to objects classified as male
Related terms: gender
Similar spelling:   masculinize