Definitions for mankindˈmænˈkaɪnd for 1 ; ˈmænˌkaɪnd for 2

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

man•kind*ˈmænˈkaɪnd for 1 ; ˈmænˌkaɪnd for 2(n.)

  1. human beings collectively without reference to sex; humankind.

    Category: Sexuality

  2. men as distinguished from women.

    Category: Sexuality

* Usage: See man .

Origin of mankind:

1250–1300

Princeton's WordNet

  1. world, human race, humanity, humankind, human beings, humans, mankind, man(noun)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. mankind(noun)ˈmænˈkaɪnd for 1; ˈmænˌkaɪnd for 2

    the human race; = humankind

    the history of mankind

Wiktionary

  1. mankind(Noun)

    The human race in its entirety.

  2. mankind(Noun)

    All male men as opposed to all women.

  3. Origin: From mankinde, mankende, mankunde, mankuinde, alteration (due to kinde, kunde) of earlier mankin, mankun, mancun, from mancynn; equivalent to , and/or . Cognate with mankind, mankünne, mandkøn, mankön, mannkyn. See also mankin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mankind(noun)

    the human race; man, taken collectively

  2. Mankind(noun)

    men, as distinguished from women; the male portion of human race

  3. Mankind(noun)

    human feelings; humanity

  4. Mankind(adj)

    manlike; not womanly; masculine; bold; cruel

Freebase

  1. Mankind

    Mankind is the debut album by the American nu metal band Factory 81. It is to date the bands only album.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. mankind

    1. A nomadic savage that has wandered over the face of the earth from East to West in order to reach the East so it could go West again. It has left many traces of its life--barrooms, brothels, jails, churches, gallows, best sellers, etc. 2. In the animal kingdom, a surreptitious and supposititious supererogation. 3. Among the Simians a place equivalent to our hell. "Oh, you go to Mankind," is quite frequently heard in the African jungle, even in the best society.


Translations for mankind

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

mankind(noun)

the human race as a whole

He worked for the benefit of all mankind.

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