|1.||possessing qualities or characteristics considered typical of or appropriate to a man; manly|
|a. denoting a gender of nouns, occurring in many inflected languages, that includes all kinds of referents as well as some male animate referents|
|b. (as noun): German ``Weg'' is a masculine|
|[C14: via French from Latin masculīnus, from masculus male, from mās a male]|
masculine mas·cu·line (mās'kyə-lĭn)
Of or relating to men or boys; male.
Suggestive or characteristic of a man.