What does male mean?

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  1. Belonging to the masculine gender (social category).
  2. (biology) Typical of, or typically found in, the male of a species. [from 16-17th c.]
  3. (grammar) Masculine; of the masculine grammatical gender.
  4. (figuratively) Of instruments, tools, or connectors: designed to fit into or penetrate a female counterpart, as in a connector, pipe fitting or laboratory glassware. [from 16th c.]
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