Definition of Man in English :

Define Man in English

Man meaning in English

Meaning of Man in English

Pronunciation of Man in English

Man pronunciation in English

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1. adult male, man

an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)

Example Sentences:
'there were two women and six men on the bus'

2. man, military man, military personnel, serviceman

someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force

Example Sentences:
'two men stood sentry duty'

3. man

the generic use of the word to refer to any human being

Example Sentences:
'it was every man for himself'

4. homo, human, human being, man

any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage

5. man

a male subordinate

Example Sentences:
'the chief stationed two men outside the building'
'he awaited word from his man in Havana'

6. man

an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent)

Example Sentences:
'the army will make a man of you'

7. gentleman, gentleman's gentleman, man, valet, valet de chambre

a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer

Example Sentences:
'Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man'

8. man

a male person who plays a significant role (husband or lover or boyfriend) in the life of a particular woman

Example Sentences:
'she takes good care of her man'

9. isle of man, man

one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea

10. man, piece

game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games

Example Sentences:
'he taught me to set up the men on the chess board'
'he sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage'

11. human beings, human race, humanity, humankind, humans, man, mankind, world

all of the living human inhabitants of the earth

Example Sentences:
'all the world loves a lover'
'she always used humankind' because mankind' seemed to slight the women'


12. man

take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place

Example Sentences:
'Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning'

13. man

provide with workers

Example Sentences:
'We cannot man all the desks'
'Students were manning the booths'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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nounWord forms: plural men (mɛn )
an adult male human being, as distinguished from a woman
2. (modifier)
male; masculine
a man child
3. archaic
a human being regardless of sex or age, considered as a representative of mankind; a person
4. (sometimes capital)
human beings collectively; mankind
the development of man
5. Also called: modern man
a member of any of the living races of Homo sapiens, characterized by erect bipedal posture, a highly developed brain, and powers of articulate speech, abstract reasoning, and imagination
any extinct member of the species Homo sapiens, such as Cro-Magnon man
a member of any of the extinct species of the genus Homo, such as Java man, Heidelberg man, and Solo man
an adult male human being with qualities associated with the male, such as courage or virility
be a man
manly qualities or virtues
the man in him was outraged
a subordinate, servant, or employee contrasted with an employer or manager
(in combination)
the number of man-days required to complete a job
10. (usually plural)
a member of the armed forces who does not hold commissioned, warrant, or noncommissioned rank (as in the phrase officers and men)
a member of a group, team, etc
a husband, boyfriend, etc
man and wife
an expression used parenthetically to indicate an informal relationship between speaker and hearer
a movable piece in various games, such as draughts
15. South Africa slang
any person: used as a term of address
a vassal of a feudal lord
17.  as one man
18.  be one's own man
19.  he's your man
20.  man and boy
21.  sort out the men from the boys
22.  to a man
23. informal
an exclamation or expletive, often indicating surprise or pleasure
verbWord forms: mans, manning or manned (transitive)
to provide with sufficient people for operation, defence, etc
to man the phones
to take one's place at or near in readiness for action
26. falconry
to induce (a hawk or falcon) to endure the presence of and handling by man, esp strangers
the Man (sometimes not capital) US
1. Black slang
a White man or White men collectively, esp when in authority, in the police, or held in contempt
2. slang
a drug peddler
Isle of Man

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Isle ofone of the British Isles, between Northern Ireland & England: 221 sq mi (572 sq km); pop. 70,000; cap. Douglas
Manila (paper)
nounWord forms: plural men (mɛn ; men)
a human being; person
; specif.,
a hominid (Homo sapiens) having an opposable thumb, the ability to make and use specialized tools, articulate speech, and a highly developed brain with the faculty of abstract thought: the only living hominid
any extinct hominid, as Neanderthal man
the human race; mankind
used without the or a
an adult male human being
sometimes, a boy
an adult male servant, follower, attendant, or subordinate
a male employee; workman
c.  [usually pl.]
a soldier, sailor, etc.; esp., one of the rank and file
d.  Archaic
a vassal
a husband
a lover
a person with qualities conventionally regarded as manly, such as strength, courage, etc.
a player on a team
any of the pieces used in chess, checkers, etc.
9.  Slang
fellow; chap
used in direct address
10.  Nautical
a ship
used in compounds
man-of-war, merchantman
verb transitiveWord forms: manned or ˈmanning
to furnish with a labor force for work, defense, etc.
to man a ship
to take assigned places in, on, or at for work or defense
man the guns!
to strengthen; brace; fortify; nerve
to man oneself for an ordeal
14.  Falconry
to tame or accustom (a hawk) to the presence of men
interjection Slang
used to provide emphasis
used in a neutral way to preface or resume one's remarks

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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n. pl. men (mĕn)
1. An adult male human.
2. A human regardless of sex or age; a person.
3. A human or an adult male human belonging to a specific occupation, group, nationality, or other category. Often used in combination: a milkman; a congressman; a freeman.
4. The human race; mankind: man's quest for peace.
5. A male human endowed with qualities, such as strength, considered characteristic of manhood.
6. Informal
a. A husband.
b. A male lover or sweetheart.
7. men
a. Workers.
b. Enlisted personnel of the armed forces: officers and men.
8. A male representative, as of a country or company: our man in Tokyo.
9. A male servant or subordinate.
10. Informal Used as a familiar form of address for a man: See here, my good man!
11. One who swore allegiance to a lord in the Middle Ages; a vassal.
12. Games Any of the pieces used in a board game, such as chess or checkers.
13. Nautical A ship. Often used in combination: a merchantman; a man-of-war.
14. often Man Slang A person or group felt to be in a position of power or authority. Used with the: "Their writing mainly concerns the street lifethe pimp, the junky, the forces of drug addiction, exploitation at the hands of 'the man'" (Black World).
tr.v. manned, man·ning, mans
1. To supply with men, as for defense or service: man a ship.
2. To take stations at, as to defend or operate: manned the guns.
3. To fortify or brace: manned himself for the battle ahead.
Used as an expletive to indicate intense feeling: Man! That was close.
An island in the Irish Sea off the northwest coast of England. Occupied in the 9th century by Vikings, it passed from Norway to Scotland in 1266 and to English feudal rule in the 1300s. Parliament purchased the island in 1765, and it remains an autonomous possession of the British crown.

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