Male vs Plant - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between male and plant

is that male is tip (tip), summit, top (tree) while plant is an organism that is not an animal, especially an organism capable of photosynthesis typically a small or herbaceous organism of this kind, rather than a tree.

As a verb plant is

to place (a seed or plant) in soil or other substrate in order that it may live and grow.

male

English

(wikipedia male)

Adjective

(-)
  • Belonging to the sex which typically has testes, which in humans and most other mammals is typically the one which has XY chromosomes.
  • * 1969 , Human afflictions and chromosomal aberrations , page 245:
  • On the one hand, the observation of Shah et al''. (1961) of male pseudohermaphroditism with XX karyotype and intra-abdominal testicles. Only the skin was studied so that a possibility of mosaicism cannot be dismissed. Two other XX male subjects (Court Brown ''et al. , 1964) raise a similar problem.
  • * 1995 , Nancy Condee, Soviet Hieroglyphics: Visual Culture in Late Twentieth-century Russia , page 113:
  • The masked woman's lips do not move, but her voice is heard again, "And then, awakened by a daring kiss..."
    Behind the mask[,] the woman's eyes flicker open as a male voice is heard off-screen,
  • Belonging to the masculine (social) gender.
  • Pertaining to or associated with men, or male animals; masculine.
  • * 1974 , (Lawrence Durrell), Monsieur , Faber & Faber 1992, page 289:
  • In the powder rooms of the world's great hotels[,] when male lesbians meet they show each other their wedding rings and burst out laughing.
  • * 2009 December 11, The Guardian :
  • "While No Doubt are avid fans of the Rolling Stones and even have performed in concerts with them, the Character Manipulation Feature results in an unauthorised performance by the Gwen Stefani avatar in a male voice boasting about having sex with prostitutes," the band's lawyers alleged.
  • (biology) Inherently characteristic of the male of a species.
  • * 2009 September 11, The Guardian :
  • "It's very complex area," said Bowen-Simpkins, a consultant gynaecologist. "The male hormone is what gives bulk to muscles and bones so they are at an advantage."
  • (grammar, less common than 'masculine') Masculine; of the masculine grammatical gender.
  • * 2012 , Naomi McIlwraith, Kiyâm: Poems (ISBN 1926836693), page 43:
  • The teacher's voice inflects the pulse of nêhiyawêwin as he teaches us. He says a prayer in the first class. Nouns, we learn, have a gender. In French, nouns are male or female, but in Cree, nouns are living or non-living, animate or inanimate.
  • (figuratively) Of instruments, tools, or connectors: designed to fit into or penetrate a "female" counterpart, as in a connector or pipe fitting.
  • Synonyms

    * manly, masculine * (figuratively) plug, pin

    Coordinate terms

    * transgender * intersex * androgynous * female * neuter

    Derived terms

    * male-assigned, cismale, transmale

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One of the male (masculine) sex or gender.
  • # A human member of the masculine sex or gender.
  • #* 2008 , Linda Goldman, Coming Out, Coming in: Nurturing the Well-being and Inclusion of Gay Youth in Mainstream Society (ISBN 0415958245), page 27:
  • a biologically female person who identifies as a male .
  • #* 2013 , Emery & Rimoin's Principles and Practice of Medical Genetics (ISBN 0123838355), chapter 88, page 6:
  • Among 46,XX males not having genital ambiguity, 80% show SRY as noted.
  • # An animal of the sex that has testes.
  • # A plant of the masculine sex.
  • Synonyms

    * boy

    Antonyms

    * female

    See also

    * man * macho * masculine * * sex, gender, gender identity

    Anagrams

    * (l), (l), (l), (l), , (l), (l), (l) English terms with homophones 1000 English basic words ----

    plant

    English

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    Noun

    (s)
  • An organism that is not an animal, especially an organism capable of photosynthesis. Typically a small or herbaceous organism of this kind, rather than a tree.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= Katrina G. Claw
  • , title= Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm , volume=101, issue=3, page=217, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=In plants , the ability to recognize self from nonself plays an important role in fertilization, because self-fertilization will result in less diverse offspring than fertilization with pollen from another individual. Many genes with reproductive roles also have antibacterial and immune functions, which indicate that the threat of microbial attack on the sperm or egg may be a major influence on rapid evolution during reproduction.}}
  • (botany) An organism of the kingdom Plantae''; now specifically, a living organism of the ''Embryophyta'' (land plants) or of the ''Chlorophyta'' (green algae), a eukaryote that includes double-membraned chloroplasts in its cells containing chlorophyll ''a'' and ''b , or any organism closely related to such an organism.
  • (ecology) Now specifically, a multicellular eukaryote that includes chloroplasts in its cells, which have a cell wall.
  • Any creature that grows on soil or similar surfaces, including plants and fungi.
  • A factory or other industrial or institutional building or facility.
  • An object placed surreptitiously in order to cause suspicion to fall upon a person.
  • Anyone assigned to behave as a member of the public during a covert operation (as in a police investigation).
  • A person, placed amongst an audience, whose role is to cause confusion, laughter etc.
  • (snooker) A play in which the cue ball knocks one (usually red) ball onto another, in order to pot the second; a set.
  • * 2008 , Phil Yates, The Times , April 28 2008:
  • O’Sullivan risked a plant that went badly astray, splitting the reds.
  • A large piece of machinery, such as the kind used in earthmoving or construction.
  • (obsolete) A young tree; a sapling; hence, a stick or staff.
  • * Dryden
  • a plant of stubborn oak
  • (obsolete) The sole of the foot.
  • * Ben Jonson
  • * knotty legs and plants of clay
  • (dated, slang) A plan; a swindle; a trick.
  • * Charles Dickens
  • It wasn't a bad plant , that of mine, on Fikey.
  • An oyster which has been bedded, in distinction from one of natural growth.
  • (US, dialect) A young oyster suitable for transplanting.
  • Usage notes

    The scientific definition of what organisms should be considered plants changed dramatically during the 20th century. Bacteria, algae, and fungi are no longer considered plants by those who study them. Many textbooks do not reflect the most current thinking on classification.

    Derived terms

    * houseplant * planter * plantlet * plantly * plant-pot * pot-plant * power plant * plant room

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To place (a seed or plant) in soil or other substrate in order that it may live and grow.
  • To place (an object, or sometimes a person), often with the implication of intending deceit.
  • That gun's not mine! It was planted there by the real murderer!
  • To place or set something firmly or with conviction.
  • Plant your feet firmly and give the rope a good tug.
    to plant''' cannon against a fort; to '''plant''' a flag; to '''plant one's feet on solid ground
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=January 15 , author=Sam Sheringham , title=Chelsea 2 - 0 Blackburn Rovers , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=First Anelka curled a shot wide from just outside the box, then Lampard planted a header over the bar from Bosingwa's cross.}}
  • To place in the ground.
  • * 2007 , Richard Laymon, Savage , page 118:
  • Sarah, she kissed each of her grandparents on the forehead. They were planted in a graveyard behind the church.
  • To furnish or supply with plants.
  • to plant a garden, an orchard, or a forest
  • To engender; to generate; to set the germ of.
  • * Shakespeare
  • It engenders choler, planteth anger.
  • To furnish with a fixed and organized population; to settle; to establish.
  • to plant a colony
  • * Francis Bacon
  • planting of countries like planting of woods
  • To introduce and establish the principles or seeds of.
  • to plant Christianity among the heathen
  • To set up; to install; to instate.
  • * Shakespeare
  • We will plant some other in the throne.

    Derived terms

    * faceplant, handplant * plant out

    See also

    * (wikipedia) 1000 English basic words ----