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masculine and feminine

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  • Masculine ending — is term used in prosody, the study of verse form. It refers to a line ending in a stressed syllable. Its opposite is feminine ending, which describes a line ending in a stressless syllable. For example, in the following couplet by Longfellow, the …   Wikipedia

  • feminine designations — For most agent nouns and nouns indicating occupation no distinction is made between masculine and feminine: clerk, cook, councillor, counsellor, cyclist, doctor, lecturer, martyr, motorist, nurse, oculist, palmist, president, pupil, secretary,… …   Modern English usage

  • masculine — 01. She has a very [masculine] voice; very deep for a woman. 02. Your brother looks very [masculine] in his new navy uniform. 03. As a 40 year old man who was unable to grow a beard, John s [masculinity] was constantly being questioned. 04. She… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • Masculine psychology — is a term sometimes used to describe and categorize issues concerning the gender related psychology of male human identity, as well as the issues that men confront during their lives.[who?] One stream emphasizes gender differences and has a… …   Wikipedia

  • feminine — 01. Her father thought that women who were strong and confident were not really [feminine]. 02. The traditional [feminine] role is that of a housewife and mother. 03. Our apartment has a very [feminine] look with its soft colors, and pictures of… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • feminine — I UK [ˈfemənɪn] / US adjective * 1) having qualities that are traditionally considered to be typical of women, for example being gentle and delicate The look this year is soft and feminine. Fresh flowers gave a feminine touch to the table.… …   English dictionary

  • feminine — fem|i|nine [ femənın ] adjective * 1. ) having qualities that are traditionally considered to be typical of women, for example being gentle and delicate: The look this year is soft and feminine. Fresh flowers gave a feminine touch to the table.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • feminine — [ˈfemənɪn] adj 1) having qualities that are traditionally considered to be typical of women Ant: masculine The look this year is soft and feminine.[/ex] conventional notions of feminine beauty[/ex] 2) linguistics in some languages, feminine nouns …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • feminine — female, feminine 1. general. Female is used as an adjective, contrasting with the etymologically unrelated word male, to designate the sex of humans and animals that can bear offspring and to designate plants that are fruit bearing. Feminine is… …   Modern English usage

  • feminine — 1. adjective /ˈfɛmɪnɪn,ˈfɛmənɪn/ a) Of the female sex; biologically female, not male, womanly. Mary, Elizabeth, and Edith are feminine names. b) Belonging to females; appropriated to, or used by, females. Her heavenly form Angelic, but more soft… …   Wiktionary

  • masculine — mas cu*line (m[a^]s k[ u]*l[i^]n), a. [L. masculinus, fr. masculus male, manly, dim. of mas a male: cf. F. masculin. See {Male} masculine.] 1. Of the male sex; not female. [1913 Webster] Thy masculine children, that is to say, thy sons. Chaucer.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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