From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Plants, Daily life, Biology
malemale1 /meɪl/ ●●● S3 W2 adjective 1 MANtypical of or relating to men or boys OPP femalemasculine a deep male voice traditional male values Motor-racing has largely been a male preserve (=something that only men have been involved with).2 MANa male person or animal cannot have babies or lay eggs OPP female adult male bears Many women earn less than their male colleagues.3 HBPa male plant or flower cannot produce fruit OPP female4 technicalDT a male plug has parts that stick out and that fit into a hole or socket OPP female
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maleMost of the science teachers are male.a survey of male and female attitudesSalaries have increased for both male and female graduates.Here we are, you see, women of modest but independent means, living together, but without male attachments.A rooster is a male chicken.More women are entering traditionally male jobs like engineering.The Health Service needs more male nurses.the male-only setting of the St Andrews Sporting ClubAll the selected texts are written by male philosophers.One such male priest conducted a ritual of purification of a church after a woman priest had celebrated Mass there.male pursuits such as football and golfAll too often, the male response has been flight.male sexualityAboard they had some six hundred gallons of gasoline, just a partial load, and a male stand-in for her.Is it the same reason old male television anchors go to the networks, and old female television anchors go to pasture?Female nurturing is presented as the solution to male violence - as though women haven't been doing that for centuries.How, then, do women engineers resolve the contradictions of their presence in a male world?a male preserveBecause work is still considered a male role, leisure, similarly, is thought to be a male preserve.Despite being so ubiquitous, until now they've been solely a male preserve.In cotton country women weavers made coarser cloths, quality pieces remaining a male preserve.Not only does she execute embroideries, but designs them too - thereby encroaching on what had formerly been a male preserve.Working technical equipment seemed to be a male preserve.The suburban commuter station was emphatically a male preserve at certain times of day.Real life was then a male preserve but Helen had no interest in the usual option of the women's pages.Holidays are chosen together by 51%, and interestingly, diy remains a male preserve for only 52%.
Related topics: Animals, Biology
malemale2 ●●● W3 noun [countable] 1 HBAa male animal OPP female The male is usually bigger and more brightly coloured than the female.see thesaurus at man2 MANa man OPP female Police described her attacker as a white male aged about 25.
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maleMales under 25 have a higher accident rate.The film is a brilliant analysis of the typical American male.Competition among males for mates is stronger in polygamous than in monogamous species.When officers approached the car, both males fled.Haemophilia is a condition found only in males.The obstinate refusal of many males to support gun control is not chiefly a product of conditioning by the weapons industry.In other words, some males are extraordinarily successful while others may never mate.At all three the female was on the nest, and the male perched nearby in the trees.One of the key things for the male is to time his departure from the first female correctly.The male uses its light to find receptive female fireflies.The male has two long tail streamers, and females prefer the males with the longest streamers.
MaléMalé (also Daviyani) the capital city and main port of Maldives, on Malé Island in the Indian OceanOrigin male1 (1300-1400) Old French masle, male, from Latin masculus; MASCULINE