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English definition of “male”

male

adjective (SEX)    /meɪl/
B1 describes men or boys, or the sex that fertilizes eggs, and does not produce babies or eggs itself: male students a male giraffe IT is very much a male-dominated industry. What percentage of the adult male population is unemployed? The male parts of the flower are the stamens and the anthers. → See also masculineSpecies and gendersCategories and varieties masculineGrammar:Female or feminine; male or masculine?We use female and male to refer to the sex of humans and animals:See more maleness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Species and gendersCategories and varieties
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