mas·cu·line /ˈmæskjələn/ 形容詞
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.
adj 1: of grammatical gender [ant: feminine, neuter]
2: associated with men and not with women [ant: feminine]
3: (music or poetry) ending on an accented beat or syllable; "a
masculine cadence"; "the masculine rhyme of `annoy,
n : a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to males
or to objects classified as male