|a.||1.||Of the male sex; not female.|
|2.||Having the qualities of a man; suitable to, or characteristic of, a man; virile; not feminine or effeminate; strong; robust.|
|3.||Belonging to males; appropriated to, or used by, males.|
|4.||(Gram.) Having the inflections of, or construed with, words pertaining especially to male beings, as distinguished from |
|Noun||1.||masculine - a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to males or to objects classified as male|
|Adj.||1.||masculine - of grammatical gender|
|2.||masculine - associated with men and not with women|
feminine - associated with women and not with men; "feminine intuition"
|3.||masculine - (music or poetry) ending on an accented beat or syllable; "a masculine cadence"; "the masculine rhyme of `annoy, enjoy'"|
MASCULINE. That which belongs to the male sex.
2. The masculine sometimes includes the feminine, vide an example under the article Man, and see also the articles Gender, Worthiest of blood; Poth. Intr. au titre 16, des Testamens et Donations Testamentaires, n. 170; Ayl, Pand. 57; 4 C. & P. 216; S. C. 19 E. C. L. R. 551 3 Fred. Code, pr. 1, b. 1, t. 4, s. 3; 3 Brev. R. 9.