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Synonyms for male

Synonyms for male

of, characteristic of, or befitting the male sex

Synonyms for male

an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)

the capital of Maldives in the center of the islands

being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation

characteristic of a man

for or pertaining to or composed of men or boys

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Then come the males with spears and arrows and Korak takes to the trees.
Behind him were two males, and then Kala, closely straining the little dead form to her breast.
It seemed from the messenger's tale that two of Gr-gr-gr's great males had been set upon by a half-dozen of Hooja's cutthroats while the former were peaceably returning from the thag hunt.
Still farther in the rear all the women and young children were clus-tered into a single group under the protection of the re-maining twenty fighting males and all the old males.
With full stomachs, bickering and quarrelling began among the younger males, and this continued through the few days that followed before the breaking-up of the pack.
These were always males, and they were pressingly insistent on joining with One Eye and his mate.
It is a good day on which to beget or to be born both for a male and a female: it is never an wholly evil day.
Presently a black-maned male raised his head, and, with cocked ears and glaring eyes, gazed straight at the bush behind which we lay.
These remarks are of course confined to the first appearance of the peculiarity, and not to its primary cause, which may have acted on the ovules or male element; in nearly the same manner as in the crossed offspring from a short-horned cow by a long-horned bull, the greater length of horn, though appearing late in life, is clearly due to the male element.
Does it not arise from the difficulty of several females associating together, and finding a male ready to undertake the office of incubation?
And if, I said, the male and female sex appear to differ in their fitness for any art or pursuit, we should say that such pursuit or art ought to be assigned to one or the other of them; but if the difference consists only in women bearing and men begetting children, this does not amount to a proof that a woman differs from a man in respect of the sort of education she should receive; and we shall therefore continue to maintain that our guardians and their wives ought to have the same pursuits.
It was but the instinctive urge of the male to protect its offspring and its mate.
After tea, too, when the wicked little cousin proposed a game at blind man's buff, it somehow or other happened that Nathaniel Pipkin was nearly always blind, and whenever he laid his hand upon the male cousin, he was sure to find that Maria Lobbs was not far off.
For a moment Tarzan thought that by some strange freak of fate a miracle had saved him, but when he realized the ease with which the girl had, single-handed, beaten off twenty gorilla-like males, and an instant later, as he saw them again take up their dance about him while she addressed them in a singsong monotone, which bore every evidence of rote, he came to the conclusion that it was all but a part of the ceremony of which he was the central figure.
I have called him an atavism, but in this he was worse than an atavism, for the males of the lower animals do not maltreat and murder their mates.