• (adj): Of grammatical gender.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on masculine:

Leonese Literature - Linguistic Description - Nouns
... Leonese has two genders (masculine and feminine) and two numbers (singular and plural) The main endings are -u for masculine singular and -os for masculine plural ...
List Of Masculine Latin Nouns Of The 1st Declension
... This is a list of masculine Latin nouns of the First Declension ... Most masculine common nouns of this group, though by no means all, carried a male association in ancient times ...
Modern Evolution Of Esperanto - Morphology
... a gradual reduction of the number of inherently masculine words ... such as kuranto "a runner", were masculine unless specifically made feminine with the suffix -ino currently only some twenty words, mostly kinship terms, remain masculine ... eliminate gender from the remaining masculine roots such as patro "father" which are not essentially masculine by the introduction of a masculine suffix to parallel feminine -ino ...
Masculine Ending
... Masculine ending is term used in prosody, the study of verse form ... by Longfellow, the first line has a feminine ending and the second a masculine one ... Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream! When a masculine ending is rhymed, the result is called a masculine rhyme ...
Sicignano (surname) - Etymology
... Possible Latin forms include, in the nominative "Sicinius", masculine singular Sicinia, feminine singular Sicinii, masculine plural Siciniae, feminine plural Sicinianus, masculine adoptive ...

More definitions of "masculine":

  • (noun): A gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to males or to objects classified as male.
  • (adj): (music or poetry) ending on an accented beat or syllable.
    Example: "A masculine cadence"; "the masculine rhyme of 'annoy, enjoy'"
  • (adj): Associated with men and not with women.

Famous quotes containing the word masculine:

    What we men share is the experience of having been raised by women in a culture that stopped our fathers from being close enough to teach us how to be men, in a world in which men were discouraged from talking about our masculinity and questioning its roots and its mystique, in a world that glorified masculinity and gave us impossibly unachievable myths of masculine heroics, but no domestic models to teach us how to do it.
    Frank Pittman (20th century)

    But after the intimacy-inducing rituals of puberty, boys who would be men are told we must go it alone, we must achieve our heroism as the Lone Ranger, we must see the other men as threats to our masculine mastery, as objects of competition.
    Frank Pittman (20th century)

    Institutions of higher education in the United States are products of Western society in which masculine values like an orientation toward achievement and objectivity are valued over cooperation, connectedness and subjectivity.
    Yolanda Moses (b. 1946)