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Princeton's WordNet

  1. G-man, FBI agent, government mannoun

    a special law-enforcement agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation


  1. G-mannoun

    A US government agent fighting organized crime in the interwar years.

  2. G-mannoun

    A fictional character based on this definition, eg, Dick Tracy.

  3. Etymology: Probably abbreviated from government man


  1. g-man

    G-Man is an all-ages comic book or graphic novel written and illustrated by Chris Giarrusso and published by Image Comics. The comic has been published in the form of back-ups in other comic books as well as original one-shots and trade paperback collections. The comic features a young superhero who gains the powers of super strength, super endurance and flight when he wears a magic cape. G-Man and his friends were introduced in Giarrusso's "Comic Bits", published in Image's Savage Dragon series. There are two G-Man collections: Learning to Fly and Cape Crisis. The first volume, Learning to Fly, was published in 2009 by Image Comics. The second novel, Cape Crisis, was published in 2010. The character G-MAN previously made small appearances in the Savage Dragon series.


  1. g-man

    A G-man is an informal term for an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or other federal law enforcement agencies in the United States. The term "G-man" stands for "Government man." It was first used in the 1930s during the era of gangsters and public enemies.


  1. G-Man

    The G-Man, voiced by Michael Shapiro, is a mysterious recurring character in the Half-Life series of first-person shooter video games. Described as a 'sinister interdimensional bureaucrat', he is known to display peculiar behavior and capabilities beyond that of a normal human. His identity and motives, however, remain almost completely unexplained. He plays the role of an overseer and employer, both observing the player as the games progress and pulling strings to control the outcome of specific events throughout the Half-Life saga. He claims to answer to some unseen higher authority which he refers to as simply his 'employers'. The G-Man's constant appearances in the Half-Life games, as well as his revealing monologues to the series’ protagonist Gordon Freeman, implying he is of great importance and somewhat an anchor to the endeavor of the player. His mysterious nature has made him an icon of the Half-Life series.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of g-man in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of g-man in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  1. H.L. Mencken:

    Misogynist A man who hates women as much as women hate one another.

  2. Judy Williams:

    He'd talk to anybody, he made an effect on many lives. He would give up his life for somebody. That's the kind of man Robert was, is.

  3. Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (opening lines):

    It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings or views of such a man on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of ths surrounding families, that he is considered as the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters.

  4. John Calvin:

    Without Christ, sciences in every department are vain....The man who knows not God is vain, though he should be conversant with every branch of learning. Nay more, we may affirm this too with truth, that these choice gifts of God -- expertness of mind, acuteness of judgment, liberal sciences, and acquaintance with languages, are in a manner profaned in every instance in which they fall to the lot of wicked men.

  5. Italian Proverb:

    Bed is the poor man's opera.

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