|1.||of, relating to, or designating the sex producing gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)|
|2.||of, relating to, or characteristic of a man; masculine|
|3.||for or composed of men or boys: a male choir|
|4.||(of gametes) capable of fertilizing an egg cell in sexual reproduction|
|5.||(of reproductive organs, such as a testis or stamen) capable of producing male gametes|
|6.||(of flowers) bearing stamens but lacking a functional pistil|
|7.||electronics, mechanical engineering having a projecting part or parts that fit into a female counterpart: a male plug|
|8.||a male person, animal, or plant|
|[C14: via Old French from Latin masculus|
Of, relating to, or designating the sex that has organs to produce spermatozoa for fertilizing ova. n.
A member of the sex that begets young by fertilizing ova.
A man or boy.
|male (māl) Pronunciation Key
Noun A male organism.