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Male, subst. 1) one of the male sex, one whose office is to beget young: “the beasts are their --s' subjects,” Err. II, 1, 19. “you love the breeder better than the m.” H6C II, 1, 42. “compose nothing but --s,” Mcb. I, 7, 74.
2) male parent, father: “thy mother's son! like enough, and thy father's shadow: so the son of the female is the shadow of the m.” H4B III, 2, 141. “I, the hapless m. to one sweet bird,” H6C V, 6, 15.
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