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Masculine meaning

masculine - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. Having the qualities of a man; suitable to, or characteristic of, a man; virile; not feminine or effeminate; strong; robust.
  2. 2. Belonging to males; appropriated to, or used by, males.
  3. 3. Having the inflections of, or construed with, words pertaining especially to male beings, as distinguished from feminine and neuter. See Gender.
  4. 4. Male; manly; like a man.

masculine - examples of usage

  1. She remembered his heavy brown beard from the day before, and she had also an impression of great size; she noticed this morning that he was, in fact, a big man, tall and broad, and she saw besides that he had large, masculine features and pleasant brown eyes. - "Liza of Lambeth", W. Somerset Maugham.
  2. The carelessness of her attitude seemed to him rather masculine than feminine. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. She was content to leave the problem of Ralph's relations to the young men obscure, trusting that they would find some common ground of masculine agreement. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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