male Definition

  • 1of or denoting the sex that produces gametes, especially spermatozoa, with which a female may be fertilized or inseminated to produce offspring
  • 2belonging to or characteristic of men or boys; masculine

Using male: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "male" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The male lion is known for its majestic mane.

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    The company has a predominantly male workforce.

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    The male perspective on the issue is important to consider.

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    Male pattern baldness is a common condition in men.

male Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with male

  • the belief that men are superior to women and should dominate them


    His male chauvinism made it difficult for him to work with female colleagues.

  • male bonding

    the formation of close personal relationships between men, often through shared experiences or interests


    The camping trip was a great opportunity for male bonding among the members of the team.

  • the way in which visual media is structured around a heterosexual male viewer's perspective, often objectifying women


    The film has been criticized for its use of the male gaze in portraying female characters.

Origins of male

from Latin 'masculus', meaning 'male, masculine'


Summary: male in Brief

The term 'male' [meɪl] refers to the sex that produces sperm and is often used to describe characteristics associated with men or boys. It can refer to animals as well as humans, such as 'The male lion is known for its majestic mane.' Phrases like 'male chauvinism' and 'male bonding' denote specific social phenomena, while 'male gaze' describes a way of framing visual media from a heterosexual male perspective.

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