What is masculine?

  • (adj): Associated with men and not with women.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on masculine:

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 ...
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 ...
Modern Evolution Of Esperanto - Morphology
... has been a gradual reduction of the number of inherently masculine words ... used for humans, such as kuranto "a runner", were masculine unless specifically made feminine with the suffix -ino currently only some twenty words, mostly kinship terms ... eliminate gender from the remaining masculine roots such as patro "father" which are not essentially masculine by the introduction of a masculine suffix to ...
Masculine Ending
... Masculine ending is term used in prosody, the study of verse form ... in the following couplet 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 Siciniana, feminine ...

More definitions of "masculine":

  • (adj): Of grammatical gender.
  • (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'"

Famous quotes containing the word masculine:

    With all her masculine vigour and glory, Greece fell, gradually atrophied, because one half of her had been, of set purpose, intellectually and politically paralyzed.
    Tennessee Claflin (1846–1923)

    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)

    They who say that women do not desire the right of suffrage, that they prefer masculine domination to self-government, falsify every page of history, every fact in human experience. It has taken the whole power of the civil and canon law to hold woman in the subordinate position which it is said she willingly accepts.
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902)