masculine meaning

EN[ˈmæskjʊlɪn] [ˈmæskjəlɪn] [ˈmæskjuːlɪn] [ˈmæskjələn]
FR masculine

    Definition of masculine in English Dictionary

  • NounPLmasculinesSUF-ine
    1. (grammar) The masculine gender.
      1. The masculine functions as the negative term in the opposition, i.e. when the gender is not defined, the masculine is used.
    2. (grammar) A word of the masculine gender.
      1. As to the class to which the masculines of the strong declension belong, we repeat that [ …]
    3. That which is masculine.
      1. These forces would also seem to reflect the gender distinction that can be made with respect to the divine, the feminine associated with the divine as immanent within the finite and the masculine with the divine transcendence and the infinite.
    4. (rare, possibly obsolete) A man.
      1. I think women, at least those who do their own work, would live very simply in that respect, if there were none of the masculines to feed.
  • AdjectiveCOMmore masculineSUPmost masculine
    1. Of or pertaining to the male gender; manly.
      1. Of or pertaining to the male sex; biologically male, not female.
        1. Belonging to males; typically used by males.
          1. “John”, “Paul”, and “Jake” are masculine names.
        2. Having the qualities stereotypically associated with men: virile, aggressive, not effeminate.
          1. (grammar) Of, pertaining or belonging to the male grammatical gender, in languages that have gender distinctions.
            1. The noun Student is masculine in German.
            2. German uses the masculine form of the definite article, der, with Student.
        3. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • e sirred me! Do I really look that masculine just because I'm wearing a tie?
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
            Related Links:
            1. fr masculine
            2. fr masculines
            3. en masculinely
            4. fr masculinement
            5. en masculineness
            Source: Wiktionary

            Meaning of masculine for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "masculine" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
            Difficultness: Level 2
            Easy     ➨     Difficult
            Definiteness: Level 9
            Definite    ➨     Versatile