|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|