Skip to main content
Select Source:

Male

253. Male

See also 153. FATHER ; 255. MANKIND ; 364. SEX ; 424. WOMEN .

androcracy
the domination of society and politics by males. androcratic , adj.
androgenesis
Biology. the condition of an embryo that contains only paternal chromosomes; male parthenogenesis. androgenetic , adj.
andromania
in women, an obsession with men; nymphomania.
androphilia
a preference for males. androphilic , adj.
androphobia
1. an abnormal fear of men.
2. a hatred of males.
bachelorism
1. dedication to the state of being a bachelor.
2. behavior typical of a bachelor.
misandry, misandria
in women, an abnormal aversion to males.
patriarchy
1. a community in which the father or oldest male is the supreme authority, and descent is traced through the male line.
2. government by males, with one as supreme. patriarchist , n. patri-archic, patriarchical , adj.
virilescence
a condition of some animals, and especially of some fowls, in which the female, when old, assumes some of the characteristics of the male of the species. virilescent, adj.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Male." -Ologies and -Isms. . Encyclopedia.com. 16 Dec. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Male." -Ologies and -Isms. . Encyclopedia.com. (December 16, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/education/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/male

"Male." -Ologies and -Isms. . Retrieved December 16, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/education/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/male

male

male / māl/ • adj. of or denoting the sex that produces small, typically motile gametes, esp. spermatozoa, with which a female may be fertilized or inseminated to produce offspring: male children. ∎  relating to or characteristic of men or male animals; masculine: male unemployment a deep male voice. ∎  (of a plant or flower) bearing stamens but lacking functional pistils. ∎  (of parts of machinery, fittings, etc.) designed to enter, fill, or fit inside a corresponding female part. • n. a male person, plant, or animal: the audience consisted of adult males the male of the species. DERIVATIVES: male·ness n.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"male." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Encyclopedia.com. 16 Dec. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"male." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Encyclopedia.com. (December 16, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/male-0

"male." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Retrieved December 16, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/male-0

Malé Island

Malé Island (mäl´ā) small island and town (1995 pop. 62,937), capital of the Maldives, in the Indian Ocean. Part of Malé Atoll, Malé Island is the site of a seaplane base and a ship anchorage and is a center of interisland trade in coconuts, coir, palm mats, copra, and cowries. It is the seat of the Maldivian people's assembly and of the sultan's residence. Malé International Airport is on adjacent Hulule Island.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Malé Island." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Encyclopedia.com. 16 Dec. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Malé Island." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Encyclopedia.com. (December 16, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/male-island

"Malé Island." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Retrieved December 16, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/male-island

Male

Male Largest of the Maldive islands, in the Indian Ocean. The island atoll forms the only urban area in the group. The extension of the airport boosted tourism. Industries: bonito, breadfruit, copra. Pop. (2000) 74,069.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Male." World Encyclopedia. . Encyclopedia.com. 16 Dec. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Male." World Encyclopedia. . Encyclopedia.com. (December 16, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/environment/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/male

"Male." World Encyclopedia. . Retrieved December 16, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/environment/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/male

male

maleail, ale, assail, avail, bail, bale, bewail, brail, Braille, chain mail, countervail, curtail, dale, downscale, drail, dwale, entail, exhale, fail, faille, flail, frail, Gael, Gail, gale, Grail, grisaille, hail, hale, impale, jail, kale, mail, male, nail, nonpareil, outsail, pail, pale, quail, rail, sail, sale, sangrail, scale, shale, snail, stale, swale, tail, tale, they'll, trail, upscale, vail, vale, veil, wail, wale, whale, Yale •Passchendaele • Airedale •Wensleydale • Clydesdale •Chippendale • Coverdale • Abigail •galingale • martingale • nightingale •farthingale • Windscale • timescale •blackmail • airmail •email, female •Ishmael • voicemail • vermeil

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"male." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Encyclopedia.com. 16 Dec. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"male." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Encyclopedia.com. (December 16, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/male

"male." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Retrieved December 16, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/male