What does the word virile mean?

Usage examples for virile

  1. He grew exhilarated in the thought of his virile energy. – Will Warburton by George Gissing
  2. Another thing was plain- if the spirit of this virile people had not greatly changed, deeds worthy of new ballads would be done in France and Flanders. – Johnstone of the Border by Harold Bindloss
  3. Of course it sometimes bore a strong smell of man about it, but it was virile and wise. – The Martial Adventures of Henry and Me by William Allen White