(noun, adjective)


1. of grammatical gender

Similar word(s): masculine

2. associated with men and not with women

Similar word(s): manful, manlike, manly, male, butch, macho, male, manful, manlike, manly, virile, mannish, masculine

3. (music or poetry) ending on an accented beat or syllable

- a masculine cadence

- the masculine rhyme of `annoy, enjoy'

Similar word(s): accented, stressed

Sentences with masculine as an adjective:

- “John”, “Paul”, and “Jake” are masculine names.

- The noun Student is masculine in German.

- German uses the masculine form of the definite article, der, with Student.


1. a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to males or to objects classified as male

Definition categories: communication, gender