Of or pertaining to the male gender; manly.
Of or pertaining to the male sex; biologically male, not female.
Belonging to males; typically used by males.
- Thy masculine children, that is to say, thy sons.
Having the qualities stereotypically associated with men: virile, aggressive, not effeminate.
- “John”, “Paul” and “Jake” are masculine names.
- That lady, after her husband's death, held the reins with a masculine energy.
(grammar) Of, pertaining or belonging to the male grammatical gender, in languages that have gender distinctions.
# (of a noun) Being of the masculine class, or grammatical gender, and inflected in that manner.
- a masculine church.
# (of some other parts of speech) Being inflected in agreement with the masculine noun.
- The noun ''Student'' is masculine in German.
- German uses the masculine of the definite article, ''der'', with ''Student''.
* (of the male sex) male
* (having qualities stereotypical of the male gender) manly, virile
* (of the male sex) female, womanly
* (having qualities stereotypical of the male gender) emasculated, unmanly, epicene and effeminate
* (grammar) feminine, neuter
(grammar) The masculine gender.
(grammar) A word of the masculine gender.
That which is masculine.
* 1852 , William Kidd, Kidd's Own Journal: For Inter-Communications on Natural History, Popular Science, and Things in General , Volume 2,
* 1855 , By John Ballou, The Lady of the West: Or, The Gold Seekers ,
- The plump John Bull, the sallow Frenchman, the beardy' Italian, and still more-' beardy Jew, the high-boned Scotchman the merry-faced Irishman, the turbaned Turk — a specimen of the human animal from almost every clime under heaven — are passing and repassing before you in the course of every ten minutes.
* 1967 May, The Siege of Witch-Hobble Island'', '' ,
- His beard covered his face and rested upon his still more beardy bosom, but its darkness gave an excellent color to his deep-red face.
* 1970 , James Stephens, Deirdre ,
- But his left foot was caught in that blame noose in the end of the rope, so only his beardy head went underwater and he was dragged along like that for a few wet yards.
* 2008 , Howard Whitehouse, Bill Slavin, The Island of Mad Scientists: Being an Excursion to the Wilds of Scotland ,
- "Very hairy, beardy', toothy kinds of heads," said Ardan. "I remember them, and they used to get hairier and ' beardier and toothier every second day.
* 1851 , The Musical World , Volume 29,
- The biggest, oldest, beardiest , reddest-faced of them addressed Professor Bellbuckle.
- The Doge is one of the popular barytone's most weighty performances, and we do not remember to have heard his voice more powerful, his acting more beardy and emphatic.
(informal) A bearded person or animal:
# A bearded person; used to identify members of a group or class who coincidentally can be identified by the wearing of beards .
#* 1900 , ,
#* 2011 , Chris Gibson, John Connell, Festival Places: Revitalising Rural Australia ,
- His followers were known in Australia as ‘beardies .’
# A bearded dragon.
#* 2005 , Reptiles , Volume 13,
- Seven such social groups were present at the two festivals: Beardies'; Jammers; Irish Fiddlers; Poets; Dancers; Campers an Vanners.The ' Beardies are men, mainly heavily bearded; described by David as ‘the traditionalists and fundamentalists of the folk scene’ who are often heads of folk club[s], the older generation and the highly respected (Figure 15.1).
#* 2007 , Steve Grenard, Bearded Dragon ,
- But she always kept her distance whenever one of my beardies was out of its cage, as if Moose merely acted like a good-natured lap lizard to throw her off.
#* 2008 , Suzanne Buckingham, Meet the Bearded Dragon ,
- It is impossible to determine the sex of beardies as babies or juveniles, so if you are thinking of breeding them, you may have to buy four or five and raise them in individual enclosures.
# A bearded collie.
#* 1996 , Andrew De Prisco, James Burris Johnson, Choosing a Dog for Life ,
- The bearded dragon will reach its adult length by one year. Baby beardies quickly grow into long, strong lizards!
#* 2005 , , The Complete Burke's Backyard: The Ultimate Book of Fact Sheets ,
- Beardies grow fast. They grow like a weed and can be as unsightly as one.
# Any of several kinds of fish; a loach.
#* 1864 , John Younger, River Angling for Salmon and Trout : With a Memoir and List of the Tweed Salmon Casts ,
- Beardies take two to three years to mature, so be prepared for typical puppy activity during this time.
- Loaches (or beardies') often also thinned our preserves, and in this they were occasionally helped by small eels. Whenever '''beardies''' got within an enclosure containing only creepers and caddis worms, in a very short space of time the ' beardies alone were left, so rapacious are these small fishes.