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adjective 
  1. pertaining to male humans, men:
  1. manly; having the qualities associated with man, men; suitable to, or characteristic of, a man; not feminine or effeminate; virile (only in this sense, does the adjective compare)
    • Hallam " That lady, after her husband's death, held the reins with a energy.
    • Fuller " A church.
    • male; having male biology, not female; of the male sex (literally of humans, rarely anthropomorphic of animals)
    • Chaucer " Thy children, that is to say, thy sons.
    • belonging to men; appropriated to, or used by, men
    • "John", "Paul", and "Harry" are names.
      1. (grammar) in many inflected languages:
    • (context, of a noun) being of the class, or grammatical gender, and inflected in that manner
    • The noun Student is in German.
    • (context, of some other parts of speech) being inflected in agreement with the
    • German uses the of the definite article, der, with Student.
Etymology: From (term, masculin), from (term, masculinus), from (term, masculus, , male, manly), diminutive of (term, mas, , a male); See (term, male).


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