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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 mas·cu·line a.
 1. Of the male sex; not female.
    Thy masculine children, that is to say, thy sons.   --Chaucer.
 2. 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.   --Hallam.
 3. Belonging to males; appropriated to, or used by, males. [R.] “A masculine church.”
 4. Gram. Having the inflections of, or construed with, words pertaining especially to male beings, as distinguished from feminine and neuter. See Gender. -- Mas*cu*line*ly, adv. -- Mas*cu*line*ness, n.