male male  /ˈmeɪl/


  1. (n) an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)
  2. (n) a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
  3. (n) the capital of Maldives in the center of the islands
  4. (adj) being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation
  5. (adj) characteristic of a man
  6. (adj) for or pertaining to or composed of men or boys



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  1. At the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, seven genetically male athletes with AIS were allowed to compete as women.
  2. Just a few years ago, the new male contraceptive seemed like an inevitable reality.
  3. In fashion-forward Japan, male grooming is booming, so much so that Tokyo's popular Isetan department store devotes an entire sales floor to men's cosmetics.


  1. Male dead after hit and run accident

    Middletown police are investigating a fatal hit and run accident on Central Avenue on Wednesday morning. According to Middletown Police, the male was walking in the 4500 block of Central Avenue. A sports utility vehicle traveling on Central Avenue went off the right side of the road striking the male and two mailboxes. The male was pronounced dead at the scene. Police located the female driving ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WHIO-TV 7 Dayton

  2. Male grizzly bear relocated after reports of livestock depredation

    A male subadult grizzly bear was captured by the USDA Wildlife Services on the upper Marias River following complaints of livestock depredation over the weekend.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Great Falls Tribune

  3. Male Swedish train conductors wear skirts to protest dress code

    A group of male Swedish train operators started wearing skirts to protest a ban on shorts over the summer. What are the rules for Metro and other local transit agencies?
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Washington Post


  1. "A wise Latina woman with the richness of her experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life," Sotomayor said.
    on May 27, 2009 By: Sonia Sotomayor Source: Politico

  2. "We chose the most interesting image available to us to illustrate the theme of the cover, which is what we always try to do," Meacham said. "We apply the same test to photographs of any public figure, male or female: does the image convey...
    on Nov 17, 2009 By: Jon Meacham Source: Newsweek

  3. "Maulana Abdul Aziz is still the prayer leader of the mosque," said Liaqat Baloch, deputy chief of a coalition of hard-line religious parties. "Musharraf is a killer of the constitution. He's a killer of male and female students. The entire...
    on Jul 28, 2007 By: Liaqat Baloch Source: Washington Post

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