- (abbreviation, grammar): m.
masculine (comparative more masculine, superlative most masculine)
- Of or pertaining to the male gender; manly.
- Of or pertaining to the male sex; biologically male, not female.
- (Can we date this quote?) Geoffrey Chaucer
- Thy masculine children, that is to say, thy sons.
- Belonging to males; typically used by males.
- “John”, “Paul”, and “Jake” are masculine names.
- Having the qualities stereotypically associated with men: virile, aggressive, not effeminate.
- (Can we date this quote?) Henry Hallam:
- That lady, after her husband's death, held the reins with a masculine energy.
- (Can we date this quote?) Thomas Fuller:
- […] a masculine church.
- (grammar) Of, pertaining or belonging to the male grammatical gender, in languages that have gender distinctions.
- (of a noun) Being of the masculine class, or grammatical gender, and inflected in that manner.
- The noun Student is masculine in German.
- (of some other parts of speech) Being inflected in agreement with the masculine noun.
- German uses the masculine form of the definite article, der, with Student.
- (of the male sex): male
- (having qualities stereotypical of the male gender): manly, virile
of the male sex; biologically male, not female; manly
belonging to males; appropriated to, or used by, males
having male qualities, not feminine or effeminate
- Albanian: mashkullor (sq)
- Armenian: առնական (hy) (aṙnakan)
- Belarusian: мужчы́нскі m (mužčýnski)
- Catalan: masculí (ca), viril
- Mandarin: 男性的 (zh) (nánxìng de), 男子氣的 (zh) (nánxìng de), 男子气的 (zh) (nánzǐqì de), 男子漢的 (zh), 男子汉的 (zh) (nánzǐhàn de)
- Czech: mužský (cs), mužný
- Danish: maskulin, mandig
- Dutch: mannelijk (nl)
- Estonian: mehelik, maskuliinne
- Finnish: miehekäs (fi), maskuliininen (fi)
- French: masculin (fr)
- Galician: masculino
- Georgian: კაცური (ḳacuri), მამაკაცური (mamaḳacuri), ვაჟკაცური (važḳacuri)
- German: männlich (de), maskulin (de)
- Greek: ανδρικός (el) m (andrikós), αρσενικός (el) m (arsenikós), ανδροπρεπής (el) (androprepís)
- Hindi: मर्दाना (hi) (mardāna)
- Indonesian: maskulin (id)
- Irish: fearúil
- Italian: masculino m
- Japanese: 男性的な (だんせいてきな, danseiteki na)
- Korean: 남자 같은 (namja gateun)
- Latin: masculīnus, masculus
- Latvian: vīrišķīgs, vīrišķs, vīriešu (lv)
- Lithuanian: vyriškas (lt)
- Maori: whakatāne
- Marathi: पुरुषी (puruShi)
- Norman: mastchulîn
- Norwegian: maskulin, mandig
- Pashto: نر (ps) (nër), نارينه (ps) (nâriná)
- Persian: مردانه (fa) (mardâne)
- Polish: męski (pl)
- Portuguese: macho (pt), homem (pt)
- Romanian: masculin (ro), bărbătesc (ro), viril (ro)
- Russian: мужско́й (ru) (mužskój), мужеподо́бный (ru) (mužepodóbnyj), маскули́нный (maskulínnyj), му́жественный (ru) (múžestvennyj)
- Spanish: masculino (es) m
- Swedish: maskulin (sv), manlig (sv)
- Urdu: مردانہ (mardāna)
- Volapük: manik (vo)
- West Frisian: manlik
grammar: being of the masculine class, being inflected in the masculine manner
masculine (plural masculines)
- (grammar) The masculine gender.
2009, Carlos Quiles, Fernando López-Menchero, A Grammar of Modern Indo-European, Second Edition:
- The masculine functions as the negative term in the opposition, i.e. when the gender is not defined, the masculine is used.
- (grammar) A word of the masculine gender.
1905, George Theodore Dippold, A German grammar for high schools and colleges:
- As to the class to which the masculines of the strong declension belong, we repeat that […]
- That which is masculine.
2004, Leonora Leet, The Universal Kabbalah:
- 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.
- (rare, possibly obsolete) A man.
1868, The Ladies' repository: Volumes 39-40:
- 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.
- feminine singular of masculin
- vocative masculine singular of masculīnus
- feminine plural nominative of masculin
- feminine plural accusative of masculin
- neuter plural nominative of masculin
- neuter plural accusative of masculin