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"
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"
the generic use of the word to refer to any human being
"it was every man for himself"
homo, man, human being, human(noun)
any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
a male subordinate
"the chief stationed two men outside the building"; "he awaited word from his man in Havana"
an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent)
"the army will make a man of you"
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"
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"
Man, Isle of Man(noun)
one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea
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"
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"
take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place
"Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning"
provide with workers
"We cannot man all the desks"; "Students were manning the booths"
Manitoba, a province of Canada
The genus Homo.
The Isle of Man
Humankind in general.
Metropolitan Area Network; a large computer network usually spanning a city.
Origin: From mannen, from mannian, gemannian, from mann. Cognate with mannen, mannen, manna, manna.
a human being; -- opposed tobeast
especially: An adult male person; a grown-up male person, as distinguished from a woman or a child
the human race; mankind
the male portion of the human race
one possessing in a high degree the distinctive qualities of manhood; one having manly excellence of any kind
an adult male servant; also, a vassal; a subject
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!
a married man; a husband; -- correlative to wife
one, or any one, indefinitely; -- a modified survival of the Saxon use of man, or mon, as an indefinite pronoun
one of the piece with which certain games, as chess or draughts, are played
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
to furnish with strength for action; to prepare for efficiency; to fortify
to tame, as a hawk
to furnish with a servants
to wait on as a manservant
Origin: [AS. mann, man, monn, mon; akin to OS., D., & OHG. man, G. mann, Icel. mar, for mannr, Dan. Mand, Sw. man, Goth. manna, Skr. manu, manus, and perh. to Skr. man to think, and E. mind. 104. Cf. Minx a pert girl.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
man, n. a human being: mankind: a grown-up male: a male attendant: one possessing a distinctively masculine character: a husband: a piece used in playing chess or draughts: a ship, as in man-of-war: a word of familiar address:—pl. Men.—v.t. to supply with men: to strengthen or fortify:—pr.p. man′ning; pa.t. and pa.p. manned.—ns. Man′-at-arms, a soldier; Man-child, a male child: a boy; Man′dom (rare), humanity, men collectively; Man′-eat′er, a cannibal: a tiger; Man′-en′gine, an elevator for raising and lowering men in some deep mines.—adj. Man′ful, having the qualities of a man: full of manliness: bold: courageous: noble-minded.—adv. Man′fully.—ns. Man′fulness; Man′-hole, a hole in a drain, cesspool, &c., large enough to admit a man, for the purpose of cleaning or repairing it; Man′hood, state of being a man: manly quality: human nature; Man′kind, the kind or race of man: the mass of human beings.—adj. Man′-like, having the appearance, characteristics, or qualities of a man.—n. Man′liness.—adj. Man′ly, becoming a man: brave: dignified: noble: pertaining to manhood: not childish or womanish.—n. Man′-mill′iner, a man engaged in millinery—often in contempt.—adjs. Man′-mind′ed (Tenn.), having the mind or qualities of a man; Man′nish, like a man: masculine: bold.—ns. Man′-of-war, a war-ship: (B.) a soldier; Man′-of-war's-man, a man who serves on board a war-ship; Man′-quell′er (Shak.), a man-killer, a murderer; Man′slaughter, the slaying of a man: (law) the killing of any one unlawfully, but without malice or forethought; Man′slayer, one who kills a man; Man′stealer, one who steals human beings, esp. to make slaves of them; Man′trap, a trap or machine for catching people who trespass.—Man about town, a fashionable idler, dangling about clubs, theatres, &c.; Man alive! an exclamation of surprise; Man Friday, a servile attendant, factotum—from Robinson Crusoe's man; Man in the moon, a fancied semblance of a man walking in the moon, with a bush near, and his dog behind him; Man of business, an agent or a lawyer; Man of (his) hands, a handy, clever fellow; Man of letters, a scholar and writer; Man of sin, the devil: Antichrist; Man of straw, a person put in the front of some business, but who is not really responsible; Man of the world, a person well accustomed to the ways and dealings of men. [A.S. mann; Ger. mann, Dut. man, L. mas—mans, a male, Sans. manu, a man.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
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
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'man' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #129
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'man' in Written Corpus Frequency: #271
Rank popularity for the word 'man' in Nouns Frequency: #5
AMN, MNA, 'Nam, 'nam, Nam
The numerical value of man in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of man in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
He is a kind man, a generous man, a funny man, and a wonderful husband, father and friend, he is the man you thought you knew.
An African-American man told us that, because of these charges, An African-American man lost An African-American man job as a contractor with the federal government that An African-American man had held for years.
Slater Behind every good man there is a woman, and that woman was Martha Washington man, and everyday George would come home, she would have a big fat bowl waiting for him, man when he come in the door, man she was a hip, hip, hip lady, man.
You may be asking yourselves, 'Who is this man standing before us?' i would like to reply to that question with something absolutely certain about my own life: The man standing before you is a man who has been forgiven. A man who was, and is, saved from his many sins.
I met my husband, Bill Cosby, in 1963, and we were marred in 1964. The man I met, and fell in love with, and whom I continue to love, is the man you all knew through his work, he is a kind man, a generous man, a funny man, and a wonderful husband, father and friend. He is the man you thought you knew.
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