masculine

mas"cu*line

(ms"k*ln), a. [L. masculinus, fr. masculus male, manly, dim. of mas a male: cf. F. masculin. See Male masculine.] 1. Of the male sex; not female.
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Thy masculine children, that is to say, thy sons.
Chaucer.
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2. Having the qualities of a man; suitable to, or characteristic of, a man; virile; not feminine or effeminate; strong; robust.
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That lady, after her husband's death, held the reins with a masculine energy.
Hallam.
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3. Belonging to males; appropriated to, or used by, males. [R.] "A masculine church." Fuller.
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4. (Gram.) Having the inflections of, or construed with, words pertaining especially to male beings, as distinguished from feminine and neuter. See Gender. -- Mas"cu*line*ly, adv. -- Mas"cu*line*ness, n.
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