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Man meaning

man - 22 dictionary results

  1. 1. all of the inhabitants of the earth; " all the world loves a lover"; " she always used ` humankind' because ` mankind' seemed to slight the women"
  2. 2. an adult male person ( as opposed to a woman); " there were two women and six men on the bus"
  3. 3. 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"
  4. 4. a male subordinate; " the chief stationed two men outside the building"; " he awaited word from his man in Havana"
  5. 5. provide with men; " We cannot man all the desks"
  6. 6. Especially: An adult male person; a grown- up male person, as distinguished from a woman or a child.
  7. 7. The human race; mankind.
  8. 8. The male portion of the human race.
  9. 9. One possessing in a high degree the distinctive qualities of manhood; one having manly excellence of any kind.
  10. 10. An adult male servant; also, a vassal; a subject.
  11. 11. 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!
  12. 12. One of the piece with which certain games, as chess or draughts, are played.
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. To furnish with strength for action; to prepare for efficiency; to fortify.
  15. 15. To tame, as a hawk.
  16. 16. To furnish with a servants.
  17. 17. To wait on as a manservant.
  18. 18. A human being; - opposed tobeast.
  19. 19. A married man; a husband; - correlative to wife.
  20. 20. One, or any one, indefinitely; - a modified survival of the Saxon use of man, or mon, as an indefinite pronoun.
  21. 21. A human being; adult human male; the human race.
  22. 22. To supply with men; to strengthen.

man - examples of usage

  1. Would a man have that had done so? - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. They knew that this was the man. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. " Toppin, one of the 'prentices," replied the man. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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