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See also Malé, and mâle

English

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Etymology

Middle English male, borrowed from Old French masle, malle (Modern French mâle), from Latin masculus (masculine, a male), diminutive of mās (male, masculine).

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Adjective

male (not comparable)

Positive
male

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Belonging or referring 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).
  2. (figuratively) having an external plug, as in a connector or pipe fitting.

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Noun

Singular
male

Plural
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  1. Someone of masculine gender.

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Danish

Pronunciation

Verb

male

  1. grind

Estonian

Noun

male

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Italian

Adverb

male

  1. badly, wrongly

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Noun

male m. (plural mali)

  1. evil, harm
  2. pain, ache, illness, sickness, disease

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Latin

Adverb

male (comparative pēius, superlative pessimē)
  1. badly
  2. wrongly
  3. cruelly, wickedly

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Norwegian

Verb

male

  1. to paint

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