What does mankind mean?

Definitions for mankind
ˈmænˈkaɪnd for 1 ; ˈmænˌkaɪnd for 2mankind

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. world, human race, humanity, humankind, human beings, humans, mankind, mannoun

    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. mankindnoun

    The human race in its entirety.

  2. mankindnoun

    All male men as opposed to all women.

  3. 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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Mankindnoun

    Etymology: man and kind.

    Plato witnesseth, that soon after mankind began to increase, they built many cities. Walter Raleigh, Hist. of the World.

    All mankind alike require their grace,
    All born to want; a miserable race. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.

    A mankind witch! hence with her, out o’ door:
    A most intelligency bawd! William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mankindnoun

    the human race; man, taken collectively

  2. Mankindnoun

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

  3. Mankindnoun

    human feelings; humanity

  4. Mankindadjective

    manlike; not womanly; masculine; bold; cruel

  5. 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. Giacomo Leopardi:

    Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the real world since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind.

  2. The Ordinance:

    Being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind.

  3. Thomas Paine:

    The peaceable part of mankind will be continually overrun by the vile and abandoned while they neglect the means of self-defense. The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms, like laws discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well as property. The balance of power is the scale of peace. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside... Horrid mischief would ensue were (the good) deprived of the use of them ... the weak will become a prey to the strong.

  4. Alfred North Whitehead:

    Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.

  5. Daniel J. Boorstin:

    The American experience stirred mankind from discovery to exploration, from the cautious quest for what they knew (or what they thought they knew) was out there, to an enthusiastic reaching to the unknown.

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