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Male appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Meter maid Mary married manly Matthew Marcus Mayo,
    a moody male mailman moving mostly metered mail.

Male appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Dew Angela made erases a reed a male gnawed.
  • One lame nob Morton saw was no trombone male, no?
  • Steer feel a meme: mate me, tame me, male efreets!
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Comparison of usage frequency between the noun male and its most common antonym:


Male is sometimes a misspelling of mail.

The word male is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun male

What does male mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • male: males
  • Male: -

  1. an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)
  2. a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies

Alternative definition of the noun male


  1. Someone of male, masculine gender, whether human, (sexual) animal or (sexual) plant

Definition of the adjective male

What does male mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation
  2. characteristic of a man
  3. for or pertaining to or composed of men or boys
    • examples: the male lead | the male population

Alternative definition of the adjective male


  1. Belonging to the sex which is generally characterized as having the smaller gametes (for species which have two sexes and for which this distinction can be made) which fertilize the female-produced eggs [definition from 14th c.]
  2. Pertaining to or associated with men, or male animals [definition from 16th c.]
  3. [biology] Inherently characteristic of the male of a species [definition from 17th c.]
  4. [figuratively] Of instruments or tools: designed to fit into or penetrate a "female" counterpart, as in a connector or pipe fitting [definition from 16th c.]


  1. Male a.k.a. Malé is the capital and most populous city in the Republic of Maldives.
  2. Male a.k.a. Malè: Malé is a comune in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located about 35 kilometres northwest of the provincial capital Trento. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 2,142 and an area of 26.2 square kilometres.
  3. Male a.k.a. Malé Atoll is a natural atoll of the Maldives. This atoll consists of two separate atolls: North Malé Atoll and South Malé Atoll.
  4. Male is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. It is named after Male people who are living at this woreda. Part of the Debub Omo Zone, Male is bordered on the south by Bena Tsemay, on the west by Bako Gazer, on the north by the Basketo special woreda and Gelila, on the north and east by the Gamo Gofa Zone, and on the southeast by Dirashe special woreda. Male was separated from Bako Gazer woreda.

There are other places with in their name, like Male Loče, Male Lašče, Male Rodne, Male Pijace, Male Vinice, Male žablje, Male Brusnice, Male Vodenice.


  1. Male a.k.a. Málé is a fictional character from the 1991 animated feature film The Seventh Brother.
  2. Male is a fictional character from the 2005 film The Intimate.
  3. Male is a fictional character from the 2007 film Across the Universe.

There are other characters with in their name, like Alpha Male, Male Model, Male Nurse, Male student, Dominant Male, Male Stripper, Male Housemaid and The male nurse.


"Male" is a live album by Foetus in Excelsis Corruptus Deluxe. It records the Foetus live performance of November 3, 1990 in Manhattan's famed CBGB nightclub. A film of this performance, also titled Male, was also released.


"Male" is a film, directed by Osamu Tezuka & Eiichi Yamamoto and written by Eiichi Yamamoto.


  1. malE is a gene.
  2. Male a.k.a. Maale language: Maale, is an Omotic language spoken in the Omo Region of Ethiopia by the Male people. It is called Male in ISO 639-3 to distinguish it from Male.
    • also known as Male Language
  3. Male a.k.a. SCO2231 is a gene.
  4. malE is a genomic locus.

Phrases with Male

Phrases starting with the word Male:

  1. Male Rod
  2. male body
  3. male fern
  4. male plug
  5. male berry
  6. male chest
  7. male child
  8. male horse
  9. Male Bamboo
  10. Male Member
  11. male orchis
  12. male orgasm
  13. male parent
  14. male person
  15. male bonding
  16. male monarch
  17. male sibling

Phrases ending with the word Male:

  1. Ktiv male
  2. adult male
  3. Alpha Male

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Male

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Google previewA Standard Dictionary of the English Language ... (1908)

Purple Emperor, Male (Apatnra Iris).

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

Male pseudohermaphroditism Endocrinology Any of the congenital syndromes of sexual ambiguity occurring in genetically correct 46,XY, phenotypicall incorrect male aetiology Induced in the fetus by a lack of hormonal masculinization ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Imaging (2008)

by Albert L. Baert

Carcinoma, Male Breast. Figure 1 (a, b) Two standard view mammographs of a man's left breast displaying pseudogynecomastia with retroareolar breast cancer. Carcinoma, Male Breast. Figure 2 (a, b) Magnification views (compare.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Epidemiology (2008)

by Sarah Boslaugh

Male circumcision is a practice that has been carried out across societies of the world for thousands of years. Recent scientific and epidemiological research provides evidence of protective effects against penile foreskin-related disorders, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience (2010)

M Male Sexual Behavior E M Hull, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA a 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Glossary Corpora cavernosa – A pair of sponge-like tubes along the length of the penis that contain most of the blood ...

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Scrabble value of M3A1L1E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of MALE

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