What does mankind mean?

Definitions for mankind
ˈmænˈkaɪnd for 1 ; ˈmænˌkaɪnd for 2mankind

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word mankind.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. mankind(Noun)

    The human race in its entirety.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. mankind(Noun)

    All male men as opposed to all women.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [AS. mancynn. See Kin kindred, Kind, n.]

  2. Mankind(noun)

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

    Etymology: [AS. mancynn. See Kin kindred, Kind, n.]

  3. Mankind(noun)

    human feelings; humanity

    Etymology: [AS. mancynn. See Kin kindred, Kind, n.]

  4. Mankind(adj)

    manlike; not womanly; masculine; bold; cruel

    Etymology: [AS. mancynn. See Kin kindred, Kind, n.]

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.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mankind in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mankind in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of mankind in a Sentence

  1. Bertrand Russell, Marriage and Morals (1929) ch. 5:

    The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.

  2. G. K. Chesterton:

    People in high life are hardened to the wants and distresses of mankind as surgeons are to their bodily pains.

  3. James R. Lowenstine:

    To the future young folks of Lowenwood: I wish you all love, hope, happiness, And a long and healthful life. May your understanding of mankind Be broadened through your association with And, I am sure, your love of Lowenwood.

  4. Craig Mitnick:

    Greed and ego are too often the downfall of mankind

  5. Adam Clayton Jr. Powell:

    Unless man is committed to the belief that all mankind are his brothers, then he labors in vain and hypocritically in the vineyards of equality.

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