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The capital of the Maldives, on Male, the chief atoll of the island country.


a. Of, relating to, or designating the sex that has organs to produce spermatozoa for fertilizing ova.
b. Characteristic of or appropriate to this sex in humans and other animals: male hormones; male fashions.
c. Consisting of members of this sex: a male choir.
2. Of or denoting the gamete that is smaller and more motile than the other corresponding gamete. Used of anisogamous organisms.
3. Botany
a. Relating to or designating organs, such as anthers or antheridia, that produce gametes capable of fertilizing those produced by female organs.
b. Bearing stamens but not pistils; staminate: male flowers.
4. Designating an object, such as an electric plug, designed for insertion into another part or a socket.
1. A male organism.
2. A man or boy.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman masle, male, from Latin masculus, diminutive of mās, male.]

male′ness n.


1. (Biology) of, relating to, or designating the sex producing gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)
2. of, relating to, or characteristic of a man; masculine
3. for or composed of men or boys: a male choir.
4. (Biology) (of gametes) capable of fertilizing an egg cell in sexual reproduction
5. (Biology) (of reproductive organs, such as a testis or stamen) capable of producing male gametes
6. (Botany) (of flowers) bearing stamens but lacking a functional pistil
7. (Electronics) electronics mechanical engineering having a projecting part or parts that fit into a female counterpart: a male plug.
8. (Mechanical Engineering) electronics mechanical engineering having a projecting part or parts that fit into a female counterpart: a male plug.
a male person, animal, or plant
[C14: via Old French from Latin masculus masculine]
ˈmaleness n


(Placename) the capital of the Republic of Maldives, on Malé Island in the centre of the island group. Pop: 90 000 (2005 est)



1. a person bearing an Xand Ychromosome pair in the cell nuclei and normally having a penis, scrotum, and testicles and developing hair on the face at adolescence; a boy or man.
2. an organism of the sex or sexual phase that normally produces a sperm cell or male gamete.
3. a plant having a stamen or stamens.
4. of, pertaining to, or being a male: the male skeleton; a male squirrel.
5. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a boy or man; masculine: the male ego.
6. composed of males: a male choir.
a. of or pertaining to a plant or its reproductive structure producing or containing microspores.
b. (of seed plants) staminate.
8. made to fit into a corresponding open or recessed part: a male plug.
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle French ma(s)le < Latin masculus]
male′ness, n.


(ˈmɑ leɪ, -li)

the capital of the Maldives. 46,334.


a combining form meaning “evil,” occurring in loanwords from Latin: malediction. Compare mal-.
[< Latin; see mal-]


1. Zoology
a. Relating to a male reproductive cell (a sperm cell).
b. Being the sex that can fertilize egg cells and father offspring: a male kangaroo.
2. Botany
a. Being a structure, especially a stamen or anther, that produces reproductive cells or nuclei that are capable of fertilizing a female reproductive cell.
b. Bearing stamens but not pistils: male flowers.
A male organism.


See also father; mankind; sex; women.

the domination of society and politics by males. — androcratic, adj.
Biology. the condition of an embryo that contains only paternal chromosomes; male parthenogenesis. — androgenetic, adj.
in women, an obsession with men; nymphomania.
a preference for males. — androphilic, adj.
1. an abnormal fear of men.
2. a hatred of males.
1. dedication to the state of being a bachelor.
2. behavior typical of a bachelor.
in women, an abnormal aversion to males.
1. a community in which the father or oldest male is the supreme authority, and descent is traced through the male line.
2. government by males, with one as supreme. — patriarchist, n. — patri-archic, patriarchical, adj.
a condition of some animals, and especially of some fowls, in which the female, when old, assumes some of the characteristics of the male of the species. — virilescent, adj.


1. 'male'

Male means 'relating to the sex that cannot have babies'. You can use male as an adjective to describe either people or animals.

A male nurse came to take my temperature.
Male dogs tend to be more aggressive.

You can use male as a noun to refer to an animal.

They protect their territory from other males.

In scientific contexts, male is sometimes used as a noun to refer to men or boys.

The condition affects both males and females.

People sometimes use male to talk about men, in order to avoid using 'man' or 'boy'.

I looked in through the window and saw only males.
The police are looking for a tall white male in his mid-twenties.
2. 'masculine'

Masculine means 'typical of men, rather than women'.

He was tall, strong, and very masculine.
They painted the room in dark, masculine colours.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'masculine' to talk about animals.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.male - an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)male - an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
sire - male parent of an animal especially a domestic animal such as a horse
colt - a young male horse under the age of four
male horse - the male of species Equus caballus
bullock, steer - castrated bull
female - an animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa)
2.male - a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babiesmale - a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
male body - the body of a male human being
boy wonder - an extremely talented young male person
bloke, chap, fella, fellow, lad, blighter, gent, feller, cuss - a boy or man; "that chap is your host"; "there's a fellow at the door"; "he's a likable cuss"; "he's a good bloke"
foster brother, foster-brother - your foster brother is a male who is not a son of your parents but who is raised by your parents
macho - a male exhibiting or characterized by machismo
boy, male child - a youthful male person; "the baby was a boy"; "she made the boy brush his teeth every night"; "most soldiers are only boys in uniform"
male offspring, man-child - a child who is male
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
man - a male person who plays a significant role (husband or lover or boyfriend) in the life of a particular woman; "she takes good care of her man"
man - an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent); "the army will make a man of you"
mother's son - a male person; "every mother's son who could walk was there"
sirrah - formerly a contemptuous term of address to an inferior man or boy; often used in anger
female person, female - a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies
3.male - the capital of Maldives in the center of the islandsMale - the capital of Maldives in the center of the islands
Maldives, Republic of Maldives - a republic on the Maldive Islands; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1965
Adj.1.male - being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generationmale - 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"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
masculine - associated with men and not with women
androgynous - having both male and female characteristics
female - being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop; "a female heir"; "female holly trees bear the berries"
2.male - characteristic of a manmale - characteristic of a man; "a deep male voice"; "manly sports"
masculine - associated with men and not with women
3.male - for or pertaining to or composed of men or boys; "the male lead"; "the male population"
male - 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"


adjective masculine, manly, macho, virile, manlike, manful a deep male voice
womanly, female, feminine, girlie, unmanly, camp (informal), effeminate, womanish, wussy (slang), wimpish or wimpy (informal)
"The male is a domestic animal which, if treated with firmness and kindness, can be trained to do most things" [Jilly Cooper]
"A man is as old as he's feeling,"
"A woman as old as she looks" [Mortimer Collins The Unknown Quantity]


Of, characteristic of, or befitting the male sex:
ذَكَرذِكْرِيّذكورينَبات ذَكَري
=-hanhanhan-hanblomstmand / dreng
su kuokeliniais žiedais
đàn ông/con traithuộc phái nam


A. N (= animal, plant) → macho m; (= person) → varón m
white males aged 35 to 40varones de raza blanca de edades comprendidas entre los 35 y 40 años
I don't need a male to support meno necesito un hombre para que me mantenga
1. [rat, spider, plant] → macho; [baby, child] → varón; [friend, worker, colleague] → del sexo masculino; [population, hormone, sex, attitude, behaviour] → masculino; [voice] → de hombre, masculino
please indicate whether you are male or femalepor favor indique si es hombre or mujer
2. (Tech) [plug] → macho
C. CPD male chauvinism Nmachismo m
male chauvinist Nmachista m
the male member N (euph) → el miembro viril, el miembro masculino
male menopause Nmenopausia f masculina, andropausia f
male model Nmodelo m del sexo masculino
male nurse Nenfermero m
male prostitute Nprostituto m
male voice choir Ncoro m masculino or de hombres
see also supremacist


(= man) → homme m
(= male animal) → mâle m
[sex, attitude, role] → masculin(e)
Sex: male → Sexe : masculin.
the male population → la population masculine
male unemployment → le chômage masculin
[animal] → mâle
a male kitten → un chaton mâle
[person] → du sexe masculin
a male member of staff → un membre du personnel de sexe masculin
to be male (= a man) → être un homme
Most football players are male → La plupart des joueurs de football sont des hommes.
a male friend → un ami
male and female students → étudiants et étudiantes male model, male prostitutemale chauvinism nmachisme mmale chauvinist nmacho m, machiste mmale-dominated [ˌmeɪlˈdɒmɪneɪtɪd] adjmajoritairement masculin(e)male model nmannequin m masculin


männlich; male childJunge m; a male doctorein Arzt m; male nurseKrankenpfleger m; male prostituteStrichjunge m (inf); male sparrow/crocodileSpatzen-/Krokodilmännchen nt; male violencemännliche Gewalt
choir, voiceMänner-; an all-male clubein reiner Männerverein; that’s a typical male attitudedas ist typisch männlich
(= manly)männlich; male bondingVerbundenheit funter Männern
(Mech) male screwSchraube f; male threadAußengewinde nt; male plug (Elec) → Stecker m; male connectorStiftstecker m
n (= animal)Männchen nt; (inf: = man) → Mann m, → männliches Wesen; the male of the speciesdas männliche Tier, das Männchen; that’s typical of a male (inf)das ist typisch Mann (inf)


male chauvinism
nChauvinismus m
male chauvinist
nChauvi m (inf); male attitudechauvihafte Haltung (inf); male remarkchauvihafte Bemerkung (inf)
male chauvinist pig
n (pej inf)Chauvi m (inf), → Chauvinistenschwein nt (pej)


1. adj (gen, sex) → maschile; (animal, child) → maschio inv
male and female students → studenti e studentesse
2. n (Bio, Elec) → maschio


(meil) noun, adjective
1. (a person, animal etc) of the sex having testes or an organ or organs performing a similar function; not (of) the sex which carries the young until birth etc. the male of the species; the male rabbit.
2. (a plant) having flowers with stamens which can fertilize female flowers.


ذَكَر, ذِكْرِيّ muž, mužský mand / dreng, mandlig Mann, männlich άνδρας, αρσενικός macho, varón miespuolinen, uros homme, masculin muški, muško maschio, uomo 男性, 男性の 남성, 남자 mannelijk, mannelijk persoon mann, mannlig męski, mężczyzna homem, macho лицо мужского пола, мужской man, manlig เป็นผู้ชาย, ผู้ชาย erkek đàn ông/con trai, thuộc phái nam 男性, 男的


n. varón; hombre; macho;
___ nurseenfermero.


adj masculino; n varón m, hombre m, macho
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The deficiency forms of CAH which are associated with male pseudohermaphrodite include 21a-hydroxylase and to a lesser extent 11[beta]-hydroxylase; with female pseudohermaphrodite include 17[alpha]-hydroxylase, 17,20 lyase, 3[beta]-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase, and cholesterol 20,22 desmolase; while CAH forms which are associated with hypertension include 17[alpha]-hydroxylase and 11[beta]-hydroxylase deficiency.
Clinical, biochemical and morphologic diagnostic markers in an infant male pseudohermaphrodite patient with compound heterozygous mutations (G115D/R246W) in SRD5A2 gene.
In the absence of palpable gonads, possibility of female pseudo-hermaphrodite is considered whereas in case of palpable gonads diagnostic evaluation is directed to male pseudohermaphrodite.