Definitions for MANmæn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

man*mæn(n.)(pl.)men

  1. Category:

  2. (n.)an adult male person, as distinguished from a boy or a woman.

  3. a member of the species Homo sapiens or all the members of this species collectively, without regard to sex.

    Category: Paleontology, Physical Anthropology

  4. the human individual as representing the species, without reference to sex; the human race; humankind:

    Man hopes for peace.

    Category: Biology

  5. a human being; person:

    every man for himself.

  6. a husband.

  7. a male lover or sweetheart.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  8. a male having qualities considered appropriately masculine:

    made a man of him.

  9. a male servant or attendant.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  10. a feudal tenant; vassal.

    Category: Western History

  11. Slang. a male friend; ally:

    my main man.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  12. Slang. (used as a term of familiar address):

    Man, take it easy.

    Category: Status (usage)

  13. a playing piece used in certain games, as chess or checkers.

    Category: Checkers and Chess

  14. Obs. manly character.

  15. the man or Man, Slang. an authoritative or controlling person or group. (among blacks) white persons collectively; white society. a person who is greatly admired:

    He's the man.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  16. (interj.)(used to express astonishment or delight):

    Man, what a car!

  17. (v.t.)to supply with people, as for service:

    to man the ship.

  18. to take one's place at:

    to man the ramparts; to man the phones.

  19. to strengthen; fortify:

    to man yourself for danger.

Idioms for man:

  1. one's own man,free from restrictions or influences; independent.

    Category: Idiom

  2. man and boy,ever since childhood:

    He's been working, man and boy, for 50 years.

    Category: Idiom

  3. to a man,including everyone.

    Category: Idiom

* Usage: The use of generic man (“human being”), alone and in compounds such as mankind, is declining. Critics of generic man maintain that its use is sometimes ambiguous and often slighting of women. Although some editors and writers dismiss these objections, many now choose instead such terms as human(s), human being(s), human race, humankind, people, or, when necessary, men and women or women and men. See also -man, -person, -woman.

Origin of man:

bef. 900; ME; OE man(n), c. OFris, OS mann, OHG man(n), ON mathr, Go manna

Manmæn(n.)

  1. Isle of, an island of the British Isles, in the Irish Sea. 73,837; 227 sq. mi. (588 sq. km).

    Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Cap.: Douglas. 6

-man*

  1. a combining form of

    layman; postman.

    Category: Affix

    Ref: man: 1

* Usage: The use of -man as the last element in compounds referring to a person of either sex who performs some function (anchorman; chairman; spokesman) has declined in recent years. In some instances the sex-neutral -person is substituted for -man (anchorperson; spokesperson), and sometimes a form with no suffix at all is used (anchor; chair). Terms ending in -man that designate specific occupations (foreman; mailman; policeman, etc.) have been dropped by the U.S. government in favor of neutral terms, and many industries and business firms have done likewise. The compounds freshman, underclassman, and upperclassman are still generally used in schools, freshman in Congress also, and they are applied to both sexes. The term first-year student is increasingly common as an alternative to freshman. As a modifier, freshman is used with both singular and plural nouns: a freshman athlete; freshman legislators. See also man, -person, -woman.

Man.

  1. Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Manila

  2. Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Manitoba

man.

  1. manual.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. man, adult male(noun)

    an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)

    "there were two women and six men on the bus"

  2. serviceman, military man, man, military personnel(noun)

    someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force

    "two men stood sentry duty"

  3. man(noun)

    the generic use of the word to refer to any human being

    "it was every man for himself"

  4. homo, man, human being, human(noun)

    any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage

  5. man(noun)

    a male subordinate

    "the chief stationed two men outside the building"; "he awaited word from his man in Havana"

  6. man(noun)

    an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent)

    "the army will make a man of you"

  7. valet, valet de chambre, gentleman, gentleman's gentleman, man(noun)

    a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer

    "Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man"

  8. man(noun)

    a male person who plays a significant role (husband or lover or boyfriend) in the life of a particular woman

    "she takes good care of her man"

  9. Man, Isle of Man(noun)

    one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea

  10. man, piece(noun)

    game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games

    "he taught me to set up the men on the chess board"; "he sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage"

  11. world, human race, humanity, humankind, human beings, humans, mankind, man(verb)

    all of the living human inhabitants of the earth

    "all the world loves a lover"; "she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women"

  12. man(verb)

    take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place

    "Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning"

  13. man(verb)

    provide with workers

    "We cannot man all the desks"; "Students were manning the booths"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. man(noun)æn

    a male human

    two men in a car

  2. manæn

    the human species

    the future of man

  3. manæn

    sb's boyfriend

    I can't wait to meet her new man.

  4. man(interjection)æn

    indicates frustration, anger, surprise, etc.

    Man, that's ugly!; Oh man! I broke it.

  5. man(verb)æn

    to provide the staff to work on or operate sth

    to man the lifeboat

Wiktionary

  1. Man(ProperNoun)

    Manitoba, a province of Canada

  2. Man(ProperNoun)

    The genus Homo.

  3. Man(ProperNoun)

    The Isle of Man

  4. Man(ProperNoun)

    Humankind in general.

  5. MAN(Noun)

    Metropolitan Area Network; a large computer network usually spanning a city.

  6. Origin: From mannen, from mannian, gemannian, from mann. Cognate with mannen, mannen, manna, manna.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Man(noun)

    a human being; -- opposed tobeast

  2. Man(noun)

    especially: An adult male person; a grown-up male person, as distinguished from a woman or a child

  3. Man(noun)

    the human race; mankind

  4. Man(noun)

    the male portion of the human race

  5. Man(noun)

    one possessing in a high degree the distinctive qualities of manhood; one having manly excellence of any kind

  6. Man(noun)

    an adult male servant; also, a vassal; a subject

  7. Man(noun)

    a term of familiar address often implying on the part of the speaker some degree of authority, impatience, or haste; as, Come, man, we 've no time to lose!

  8. Man(noun)

    a married man; a husband; -- correlative to wife

  9. Man(noun)

    one, or any one, indefinitely; -- a modified survival of the Saxon use of man, or mon, as an indefinite pronoun

  10. Man(noun)

    one of the piece with which certain games, as chess or draughts, are played

  11. Man(verb)

    to supply with men; to furnish with a sufficient force or complement of men, as for management, service, defense, or the like; to guard; as, to man a ship, boat, or fort

  12. Man(verb)

    to furnish with strength for action; to prepare for efficiency; to fortify

  13. Man(verb)

    to tame, as a hawk

  14. Man(verb)

    to furnish with a servants

  15. Man(verb)

    to wait on as a manservant

Freebase

  1. Man

    A man is an adult human male. Like most other male mammals, a man's genome inherits an X chromosome from his mother and a Y chromosome from his father. The male fetus produces larger amounts of androgens and smaller amounts of estrogens than a female fetus. This difference in the relative amounts of these sex steroids is largely responsible for the physiological differences that distinguish men from women.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. man

    1. A super-simian. 2. Holy dicebox of the devil. 3. God's scrapbook. 4. Anything allowed to stand at a public bar. 5. A biped with feathers in his or her hat. 6. A being said to be the highest work of God--and who admits it. 7. Any creature that creates a Creator in his own image. 8. A god in the crib.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. MAN

    Something that "Goes first on four feet, then two feet, then three, but the more feet it goes on the weaker it be!"

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MAN' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #129

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MAN' in Written Corpus Frequency: #271

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MAN' in Nouns Frequency: #5


Translations for MAN

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

man(noun)

an adult male human being

Hundreds of men, women and children; a four-man team.

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