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4 letters words from 'male'

ALME 6LAME 6
LEAM 6MALE 6
MEAL 6MELA 6

3 letters words from 'male'

ALE 3AME 5
ELM 5LAM 5
LEA 3MAE 5
MAL 5MEL 5

2 letters words from 'male'

AE 2AL 2
AM 4EA 2
EL 2EM 4
LA 2MA 4
ME 4 

All 4 letters words made out of male

male amle mlae lmae alme lame mael amel meal emal aeml eaml mlea lmea mela emla lema elma alem laem aelm ealm leam elam

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word male. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in male.

Definitions and meaning of male

male

Etymology

From Middle English male, borrowed from Old French malle, masle (Modern French mâle), from Latin masculus (masculine, a male), diminutive of mās (male, masculine). Doublet of macho.

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) enPR: māl, IPA(key): /meɪl/
  • Rhymes: -eɪl
  • Homophone: mail

Adjective

male (not generally comparable, comparative maler or more male, superlative malest or most male)

  1. Belonging to the sex which typically produces sperm, or to the gender which is typically associated with it. [from 14th c.]
    male writers
    the leading male and female singers
    a male bird feeding a seed to a female
    in bee colonies, all drones are male
    intersex male patients
    • 1995, Gill Van Hasselt, Childbirth: Your Choices for Managing Pain (Taylor Pub, →ISBN):
      We got the hang of [caring for a baby], Kate and I, with some quiet, surprising guidance from a gentle male nurse whose touching lack of intrusion was so instinctive as to seem part of the pattern.
    • 2016, Tobias Raun, Out Online (→ISBN):
      Whereas many other trans male vloggers use the videos to assert a conventionally recognizable masculinity through sculpting and carrying their bodies as well as dressing and talking in masculine-coded ways, Carson explores and plays with ways of expressing femininity within (trans) maleness.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:male.
  2. Characteristic of this sex/gender. (Compare masculine, manly.)
    stereotypically male interests, an insect with typically male coloration
    • 2006, Bonnie Roberts, Bruises on the Heart (→ISBN), page 118:
      A bright light was shone in her eye and then she heard a kind, male voice who she figured must be Dr. Smith. “Yes, let her rest now, but keep an eye on her blood pressure and her pulse. Check her about every 15 or 20 minutes. Call me if any problem occurs.”
    • 2004, Mino Vianello, Gwen Moore, Women and Men in Political and Business Elites: A Comparative Study (→ISBN):
      More than that, we cannot find the same dynamics within female career trajectories as in the other two country groups, because the time-structure of female and male careers already shows great similarity within the older generation of elites. In addition, the pattern of the relation between female and male careers remains the same over time.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:male.
  3. Tending to lead to or regulate the development of sexual characteristics typical of this sex.
    the male chromosome;   like testes, ovaries also produce testosterone and some other male hormones
  4. (grammar, less common than 'masculine') Masculine; of the masculine grammatical gender.
    • 2012, Sinéad Leleu, Michaela Greck-Ismair, German Pen Pals Made Easy KS3
      If you are describing a female noun, you must make the adjective feminine by adding an 'e'. If you describe a male noun, you add an 'er'. For neutral nouns you add an 'es'.
  5. (figuratively) Of instruments, tools, or connectors: designed to fit into or penetrate a female counterpart, as in a connector, pipe fitting or laboratory glassware. [from 16th c.]
    • 1982, Popular Science, page 119:
      Male adapter connects female pipe threads to polyethylene cold-water pipe; [...] female flare coupling connects male pipe threads to flared copper or plastic;

Synonyms

  • manly, mannish, masculine
  • (figurative: of instuments, etc): plug, pin

Coordinate terms

  • female; androgynous; intersex; non-binary
  • (grammar): female: see also masculine

Derived terms

  • male-assigned, cis male, trans male
  • male-dominated

Translations

Noun

male (plural males)

  1. One of the male (masculine) sex or gender.
    1. A human member of the masculine sex or gender.
      • For quotations using this term, see Citations:male.
    2. An animal of the sex that has testes.
    3. A plant of the masculine sex.

Antonyms

  • female

Hyponyms

  • man, boy

Translations

See also

  • macho
  • (symbol for male)
  • sex, gender, gender identity

Anagrams

  • -meal, Elam, Elma, Leam, Lema, alme, amel, lame, lamé, leam, lema, meal, mela, mela-

Afar

Etymology

From maléey (no).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mʌˈle/

Particle

malé

  1. no

Synonyms

  • maléey

References

  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2015) L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie)[1], Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis)

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /maːlə/, [ˈmæːlə]

Etymology 1

From Middle Low German mālen (to draw, paint), from Proto-Germanic *mēlōną, which could be related to *mailą (spot, blemish, mark). Cognate with Icelandic mála (to paint).

Verb

male (imperative mal, present maler, past malede or malte, past participle malet or malt)

  1. To paint.
Derived terms
  • maler (painter)
  • maleri (painting)
  • maling (paint)

Etymology 2

From Old Norse mala, from Proto-Germanic *malaną (to grind), from Proto-Indo-European *melh₂- (to grind, rub, break up). Cognate with Icelandic mala.

Verb

male (imperative mal, infinitive at male, present tense maler, past tense malede, perfect tense er/har malet)

  1. To grind, mill.
Derived terms
  • maling (grinding)

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

male

  1. (archaic) Dative singular form of maal

Verb

male

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of malen

Esperanto

Etymology

From prefix mal- (antonym) +‎ -e (indicates adverbs).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmale/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧le
  • Rhymes: -ale
  • Audio:

Adverb

male

  1. on the contrary
  2. opposingly; in opposition

Estonian

Etymology

From malev (army), a word attested in the 13th century Livonian Chronicle of Henry. Coined by Ado Grenzstein in the 19th century.

Noun

male (genitive male, partitive malet)

  1. (board games) chess

Declension

See also


German

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -aːlə

Verb

male

  1. inflection of malen:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. singular imperative
    3. first/third-person singular subjunctive I

Italian

Etymology

From Latin male.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈma.le/

Adverb

male (comparative peggio, superlative malissimo)

  1. badly, wrongly
    Antonym: bene

Noun

male m (plural mali)

  1. evil, harm
  2. pain, ache, illness, sickness, disease

Antonyms

  • bene

Derived terms

Related terms

  • malfare
  • malo
  • malvagio

Adjective

male

  1. (archaic) feminine plural of malo (bad)

See also

  • dolore

Anagrams

  • alme, lame, mela

Latin

Etymology

From malus (bad, wicked).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈma.le/, [ˈmäɫ̪ɛ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈma.le/, [ˈmɑːlɛ]

Adverb

male (comparative pēius, superlative pessimē)

  1. badly
  2. wrongly
  3. cruelly, wickedly
  4. not much; feebly

Derived terms

  • maledīcō
  • malefaciō
  • nōn male

Related terms

  • malus

Descendants

References

  • male in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • male in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • male in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.

Limburgish

Etymology

From Middle Dutch mālen, from Old Dutch *malan, from Proto-West Germanic *malan, from Proto-Germanic *malaną.

Verb

male

  1. To mill.

Conjugation


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

From Old Norse mála and Middle Low German malen

Verb

male (imperative mal, present tense maler, passive males, simple past malte, past participle malt, present participle malende)

  1. To paint.

See also

  • måle (Nynorsk)

Etymology 2

From Old Norse mala

Verb

male (imperative mal, present tense maler, passive males, simple past mol or malte, past participle malt, present participle malende)

  1. To grind or mill (to make smaller by breaking with a device).
  2. To purr (of a cat, to make a vibrating sound in its throat when contented)
Derived terms
  • den som kommer først til mølla, får først malt (to mill)
  • hvitmalt (painted white)
  • maleri (painting)
  • male seg inn i et hjørne (to paint)
  • maling (paint, painting)
  • rødmalt (painted red)
  • skjønnmale (to paint)
  • umalt (both senses)

References

  • “male” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

Verb

male (present tense mel, past tense mol, supine male, past participle malen, present participle malande, imperative mal)

  1. Alternative form of mala

Etymology 2

Verb

male (present tense malar, past tense mala, past participle mala, passive infinitive malast, present participle malande, imperative mal)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2012; superseded by måle, to paint.

Old French

Alternative forms

  • malle

Etymology

From Medieval Latin mala, from Frankish *malha (leather bag).

Noun

male f (oblique plural males, nominative singular male, nominative plural males)

  1. pack, bag

Descendants

  • Anglo-Norman: male
    • Middle English: male, maile, mayll
      • English: mail
      • Scots: male, mail
    • ? Irish: mála (or perhaps via English)
  • Middle French: malle
    • French: malle
    • Portuguese: mala
    • Spanish: mala
  • Gallo: mol
  • Walloon: male (Forrières)

Pali

Alternative forms

Noun

male

  1. locative singular of mala (dirt)

Sardinian

Etymology

From Latin male. Compare Italian male.

Adverb

male

  1. badly

Serbo-Croatian

Adjective

male

  1. inflection of mal:
    1. masculine accusative plural
    2. feminine genitive singular
    3. feminine nominative/accusative/vocative plural

Source: wiktionary.org
  • an individual that begets young by fertilizing the female.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)