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English Dictionary: virile by the DICT Development Group
2 results for virile
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. characterized by energy and vigor; "a virile and ever stronger free society"; "a new and virile leadership"
  2. characteristic of a man; "a deep male voice"; "manly sports"
    Synonym(s): male, manful, manlike, manly, virile
  3. (of a male) capable of copulation
    Synonym(s): potent, virile
    Antonym(s): impotent
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Virile \Vi"rile\ (?; 277), a. [L. virilis, fr. vir a man; akin
      to AS. wer: cf. F. viril. See {Werewolf}, {World}, and cf.
      {Decemvir}, {Virago}, {Virtue}.]
      Having the nature, properties, or qualities, of an adult man;
      characteristic of developed manhood; hence, masterful;
      forceful; specifically, capable of begetting; -- opposed to
      womanly, feminine, and puerile; as, virile age, virile power,
      virile organs.
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