Definition of Man

1. Noun. An adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman). "There were two women and six men on the bus"

2. Verb. Take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place. "Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning"
Generic synonyms: Do Work, Work

3. Noun. Someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force. "Two men stood sentry duty"

4. Verb. Provide with workers. "Students were manning the booths"
Generic synonyms: Staff
Specialized synonyms: Crew

5. Noun. The generic use of the word to refer to any human being. "It was every man for himself"
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul

6. Noun. Any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage.

7. Noun. A male subordinate. "He awaited word from his man in Havana"

8. Noun. An adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent). "The army will make a man of you"
Generic synonyms: Male, Male Person
Derivative terms: Manly, Manly

9. Noun. A manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer. "Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man"
Exact synonyms: Gentleman, Gentleman's Gentleman, Valet, Valet De Chambre
Generic synonyms: Body Servant, Manservant
Derivative terms: Valet

10. Noun. 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"
Language type: Colloquialism
Generic synonyms: Lover, Male, Male Person
Antonyms: Woman

11. Noun. One of the British Isles in the Irish Sea.
Exact synonyms: Isle Of Man
Group relationships: British Isles
Generic synonyms: Island

12. Noun. Game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games. "He sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage"
Exact synonyms: Piece
Specialized synonyms: Black, Checker, Chequer, Chess Piece, Chessman, Tile, White
Generic synonyms: Game Equipment

13. Noun. All of the living human inhabitants of the earth. "She always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women"
Exact synonyms: Human Beings, Human Race, Humanity, Humankind, Humans, Mankind, World
Generic synonyms: Group, Grouping, Homo, Human, Human Being
Member holonyms: People

Definition of Man

1. n. A human being; -- opposed to beast.

2. v. t. 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.

Definition of Man

1. Noun. Metropolitan Area Network; a large computer network usually spanning a city. ¹

2. Proper noun. The genus ''Homo''. ¹

3. Proper noun. (poetic) Humankind in general. ¹

4. Proper noun. The Isle of Man ¹

5. Abbreviation. Manitoba, a province of Canada ¹

6. Noun. (context: collective) All humans collectively; mankind, humankind. Also Man. ¹

7. Noun. An abstract person; a person of either gender, usually an adult. ¹

8. Noun. An adult male human. ¹

9. Noun. A mensch; a person of integrity and honor. ¹

10. Noun. A piece or token used in board games such as chess. ¹

11. Noun. A person, often male, with duties or skills associated with a specified thing. ¹

12. Noun. A person, usually male, who is extremely fond of or devoted to a specified type of thing. ¹

13. Interjection. An interjection used to place emphasis upon something or someone; sometimes, but not always, when actually addressing a man. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) To supply with staff or crew (of either sex). ¹

15. Verb. (transitive) To take up position in order to operate something. ¹

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Definition of Man

1. an adult human male [n MEN] / to supply with men [v MANNED, MANNING, MANS]

Medical Definition of Man

1. Origin: AS. Mann, man, monn, mon; akin to OS, D, & OHG. Man, G. Mann, Icel. Mathr, for mannr, Dan. Mand, Sw. Man, Goth. Manna, Skr. Manu, manus, and perh. To Skr. Man to think, and E. Mind. Cf. Minx a pert girl. 1. A human being; opposed tobeast. "These men went about wide, and man found they none, But fair country, and wild beast many [a] one." (R. Of Glouc) "The king is but a man, as I am; the violet smells to him as it doth to me." (Shak) 2. Especially: An adult male person; a grown-up male person, as distinguished from a woman or a child. "When I became a man, I put away childish things." (I Cor. Xiii. 11) "Ceneus, a woman once, and once a man." (Dryden) 3. The human race; mankind. "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion." (Gen. I. 26) "The proper study of mankind is man." (Pope) 4. The male portion of the human race. "Woman has, in general, much stronger propensity than man to the discharge of parental duties." (Cowper) 5. One possessing in a high degree the distinctive qualities of manhood; one having manly excellence of any kind. "This was the noblest Roman of them all . . . The elements So mixed in him that Nature might stand up And say to all the world "This was a man!" (Shak) 6. An adult male servant; also, a vassal; a subject. "Like master, like man." (Old Proverb) "The vassal, or tenant, kneeling, ungirt, uncovered, and holding up his hands between those of his lord, professed that he did become his man from that day forth, of life, limb, and earthly honor." (Blackstone) 7. 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 ! 8. A married man; a husband; correlative to wife. "I pronounce that they are man and wife." (Book of Com. Prayer) "every wife ought to answer for her man." (Addison) 9. One, or any one, indefinitely; a modified survival of the Saxon use of man, or mon, as an indefinite pronoun. "A man can not make him laugh." (Shak) "A man would expect to find some antiquities; but all they have to show of this nature is an old rostrum of a Roman ship." (Addison) 10. One of the piece with which certain games, as chess or draughts, are played. Man is often used as a prefix in composition, or as a separate adjective, its sense being usually self-explaining; as, man child, man eater or maneater, man-eating, man hater or manhater, man-hating, manhunter, man-hunting, mankiller, man-killing, man midwife, man pleaser, man servant, man-shaped, manslayer, manstealer, man-stealing, manthief, man worship, etc. Man is also used as a suffix to denote a person of the male sex having a business which pertains to the thing spoken of in the qualifying part of the compound; ashman, butterman, laundryman, lumberman, milkman, fireman, showman, waterman, woodman. Where the combination is not familiar, or where some specific meaning of the compound is to be avoided, man is used as a separate substantive in the foregoing sense; as, apple man, cloth man, coal man, hardware man, wood man (as distinguished from woodman). Man ape, a contrivance by which miners ascend or descend in a shaft. It consists of a series of landings in the shaft and an equal number of shelves on a vertical rod which has an up and down motion equal to the distance between the successive landings. A man steps from a landing to a shelf and is lifted or lowered to the next landing, upon which he them steps, and so on, traveling by successive stages. Man Friday, a person wholly subservient to the will of another, like Robinson Crusoe's servant Friday. Man of straw, a puppet; one who is controlled by others; also, one who is not responsible pecuniarily. Man-of-the earth To be one's own man, to have command of one's self; not to be subject to another. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Man

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man's body
man's man

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