Hypertext Webster Gateway: "male"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Male- \Male-\
See {Mal-}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Male \Male\, a. [L. malus. See {Malice}.]
Evil; wicked; bad. [Obs.] --Marston.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Male \Male\, n.
Same as {Mail}, a bag. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Male \Male\, a. [F. m[^a]le, OF. masle, mascle, fr. L. masculus
male, masculine, dim. of mas a male; possibly akin to E. man.
Cf. {Masculine}, {Marry}, v. t.]
1. Of or pertaining to the sex that begets or procreates
young, or (in a wider sense) to the sex that produces
spermatozoa, by which the ova are fertilized; not female;
as, male organs.

2. (Bot.) Capable of producing fertilization, but not of
bearing fruit; -- said of stamens and antheridia, and of
the plants, or parts of plants, which bear them.

3. Suitable to the male sex; characteristic or suggestive of
a male; masculine; as, male courage.

4. Consisting of males; as, a male choir.

5. (Mech.) Adapted for entering another corresponding piece
(the female piece) which is hollow and which it fits; as,
a male gauge, for gauging the size or shape of a hole; a
male screw, etc.

{Male berry} (Bot.), a kind of coffee. See {Pea berry}.

{Male fern} (Bot.), a fern of the genus {Aspidium} ({A.
Filixmas}), used in medicine as an anthelmintic, esp.
against the tapeworm. {Aspidium marginale} in America, and
{A. athamanticum} in South Africa, are used as good
substitutes for the male fern in medical practice. See
{Female fern}, under {Female}.

{Male rhyme}, a rhyme in which only the last syllables agree,
as laid, afraid, dismayed. See {Female rhyme}, under

{Male screw} (Mech.), a screw having threads upon its
exterior which enter the grooves upon the inside of a
corresponding nut or female screw.

{Male thread}, the thread of a male screw.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Male \Male\, n.
1. An animal of the male sex.

2. (Bot.) A plant bearing only staminate flowers.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: (biology) 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" [ant: {female}, {androgynous}]
2: for or composed of men or boys; "the male lead"; "masculine
3: characteristic of a man; "a deep male voice"; "manly sports"
[syn: {manful}, {manlike}, {manly}, {virile}]
n 1: an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can
fertilize female gametes (ova) [ant: {female}]
2: a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
[syn: {male person}] [ant: {female}]
3: the capital of Maldives in the center of the islands [syn: {Male}]

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