- adj. 男性的；雄性的；有力的
- n. 男人；雄性动物
- n. (Male)人名；(柬)马尔；(意、西、塞)马莱；(英)梅尔
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- male:  The Latin word for ‘male’ was masculus (from which of course English gets masculine ). It passed into Old French as masle, which later became male – hence English male. The Spanish descendant of masculus is macho, which means ‘virile’ as well as simply ‘male’, and has given English macho  and the derivative machismo . Another close relative is probably mallard, which seems to mean etymologically ‘male bird’. Female, incidentally, despite its similarity, is not etymologically related to male, although the two have converged formally owing to their semantic closeness.
=> macho, mallard, masculine
- male (n.)
- late 14c., "male human being; male fish or land animal," from Old French masle (adj.) "masculine, male, adult," also used as a noun (12c., Modern French mâle), from Latin masculus "masculine, male, worthy of a man" (source also of Provençal mascle, Spanish macho, Italian maschio), diminutive of mas (genitive maris) "male person or animal, male."
- male (adj.)
- late 14c., from Old French male, masle "male, masculine; a male" (see male (n.)). Mechanical sense of "part of an instrument that penetrates another part" is from 1660s.
- 1. The army is still one of the last male bastions.
- 2. We were in the same college, which was male-only at that time.
- 3. The London City Ballet has engaged two male dancers from the Bolshoi.
- 4. In male company, perhaps he did overstep the bounds of propriety.
- 5. I realize there's no consensus on what are male or female values.
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