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Macho vs. Masculine

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Machoadjective

(informal) tending to display masculine characteristics, such as domineering, fierceness, bravado, etc., in ways that are showily and histrionically tough

Masculineadjective

Of or pertaining to the male gender; manly.

Machonoun

A macho person; a person who tends to display masculine characteristics, such as domineering, fierceness, and bravado.

Masculineadjective

Of or pertaining to the male sex; biologically male, not female.

Machonoun

The striped mullet of California (Mugil cephalus, syn. Mugil mexicanus).

Masculineadjective

Belonging to males; typically used by males.

‘“John”, “Paul”, and “Jake” are masculine names.’;

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Machonoun

A male llama.

Masculineadjective

Having the qualities stereotypically associated with men: virile, aggressive, not effeminate.

Machonoun

The striped mullet of California (Mugil cephalus, syn. Mugil Mexicanus).

Masculineadjective

(grammar) Of, pertaining or belonging to the male grammatical gender, in languages that have gender distinctions.

Machonoun

A form of dark matter in distant outer space unobservable except by its gravitational effect, and believed to be at least part of the "missing matter" which is unobservable as ordinary stars, but helps keep galaxies from flying apart; MACHOS are massive but compact objects such as neutron stars or brown dwarfs, which can be detected (with difficulty) by their effect in bending light from distant light sources, such as other galaxies. This can occur if by rare chance a MACHO passes in front of a more distant visible object, and the light from that object becomes temporarily amplified by the MACHO acting as a gravitational lens. Some MACHOs have been discovered in the halo of dark matter that surrounds our milky way. It is, however, questionable whether the amount of such matter is sufficient to explain the ability of galaxies to stay together in spite of rotation rates that would cause them to fly apart if the only matter present was that observable as visible stars.

Masculineadjective

(of a noun) Being of the masculine class, or grammatical gender, and inflected in that manner.

‘The noun Student is masculine in German.’;

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Machoadjective

Manly, especially with an assertive and domineering manner toward women.

Masculineadjective

(of some other parts of speech) Being inflected in agreement with the masculine noun.

‘German uses the masculine form of the definite article, der, with Student.’;

Machoadjective

used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner

Masculinenoun

(grammar) The masculine gender.

Masculinenoun

(grammar) A word of the masculine gender.

Masculinenoun

That which is masculine.

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Masculinenoun

A man.

Masculineadjective

Of the male sex; not female.

‘Thy masculine children, that is to say, thy sons.’;

Masculineadjective

Having the qualities of a man; suitable to, or characteristic of, a man; virile; not feminine or effeminate; strong; robust.

‘That lady, after her husband's death, held the reins with a masculine energy.’;

Masculineadjective

Belonging to males; appropriated to, or used by, males.

Masculineadjective

Having the inflections of, or construed with, words pertaining especially to male beings, as distinguished from feminine and neuter. See Gender.

Masculinenoun

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

Masculineadjective

of grammatical gender;

‘`it' is the third-person singular neuter pronoun’;

Masculineadjective

associated with men and not with women

Masculineadjective

(music or poetry) ending on an accented beat or syllable;

‘a masculine cadence’; ‘the masculine rhyme of `annoy, enjoy'’;

Masculineadjective

having qualities or appearance traditionally associated with men

‘he is outstandingly handsome and robust, very masculine’;

Masculineadjective

relating to men; male

‘a masculine voice’;

Masculineadjective

of or denoting a gender of nouns and adjectives, conventionally regarded as male

‘masculine pronouns’;

Masculinenoun

the male sex or gender

‘the dance presents the world of the masculine, its raw energy’;

Masculinenoun

a masculine word or form.

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