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Definitions of man

  1. a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer; " Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man"
  2. any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae
  3. one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea
  4. take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place; " Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning"
  5. game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games; " he taught me to set up the men on the chess board"; " he sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage"
  6. someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force; " two men stood sentry duty"
  7. ( informal) 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"
  8. an adult male person who has a manly character ( virile and courageous competent); " the army will make a man of you"
  9. the generic use of the word to refer to any human being; " it was every man for himself"
  10. all of the inhabitants of the earth; " all the world loves a lover"; " she always used ` humankind' because ` mankind' seemed to slight the women"
  11. an adult male person ( as opposed to a woman); " there were two women and six men on the bus"
  12. 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"
  13. a male subordinate; " the chief stationed two men outside the building"; " he awaited word from his man in Havana"
  14. provide with men; " We cannot man all the desks"
  15. Especially: An adult male person; a grown- up male person, as distinguished from a woman or a child.
  16. The human race; mankind.
  17. The male portion of the human race.
  18. One possessing in a high degree the distinctive qualities of manhood; one having manly excellence of any kind.
  19. An adult male servant; also, a vassal; a subject.
  20. 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!
  21. One of the piece with which certain games, as chess or draughts, are played.
  22. 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.
  23. To furnish with strength for action; to prepare for efficiency; to fortify.
  24. To tame, as a hawk.
  25. To furnish with a servants.
  26. To wait on as a manservant.
  27. A human being; - opposed tobeast.
  28. A married man; a husband; - correlative to wife.
  29. One, or any one, indefinitely; - a modified survival of the Saxon use of man, or mon, as an indefinite pronoun.
  30. A human being; an adult male of the human species; mankind; with a, any one, in an indeflinite sense; male servant; one possessed of manly qualities in a high degree; a husband; used only in man and wife; one of the pieces in chess, checkers, or similar games.
  31. To furnish with men; guard.
  32. Manned.
  33. Manning.
  34. A human being: mankind: a grown- up male: a male attendant: one possessing a distinctively masculine character: a husband: a piece used in playing chess or draughts:- pl. MEN.
  35. To supply with men: to strengthen or fortify: pr. p. mann'ing; pa. t. and pa. p. manned'.
  36. A human being; adult human male; the human race.
  37. To supply with men; to strengthen.
  38. To supply with men; strengthen; make courageous.
  39. A human being; the human race; any person.
  40. An adult human male.
  41. A piece, as in chess.
  42. A human being; an adult male of the human species; one with manly qualities; mankind; a male servant, or an attendant; a husband; a word of familiar address; a vassal; a liege subject or tenant; a movable piece at chess or draughts.
  43. To furnish with men; to fortify or strengthen.
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Antonyms for man

animal, civilian, BEASTIE, fauna, adult female, woman, beast, critter, brute.

Quotes of man

  1. They had always told me that I wrote like a man – Ama Ata Aidoo
  2. It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. – Marcus Aurelius
  3. Bill Gates is a very rich man today... and do you want to know why? The answer is one word: versions. – Dave Barry
  4. Nothing is stranger to man than his own image. – Karel Capek
  5. Christmas is the antithesis of Thanksgiving. Christmas is pretty much a man -made holiday. – John Clayton
  6. Trying on pants is one of the most humiliating things a man can suffer that doesn't involve a woman. – Larry David
  7. Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man – Jean Genet
  8. A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher; but he who goes from country to country, guided by the blind impulse of curiosity, is a vagabond. – Oliver Goldsmith
  9. Just as the only reservoir for the typhus virus in nature is provided by man so the only vector of infection is the louse. The bite of the louse is not virulent immediately after the infecting meal. It becomes so only towards the 7th day following infection. – Charles Jules Henry Nicole
  10. The American Army has supplied, assigned a very capable man to me, to help me, bring me to military justice. I don't think I need no civilians. All I want to do is clear myself with the American Army. – Robert Jenkins
  11. Man becomes weak or ill by accident as a consequence of the lack of resources. Even the most severally ill patients must be treated with the aim of restoring their health. – Michael Servetus
  12. In order to live man must believe in that for which he lives. – Huston Smith
  13. The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do. – Roy L. Smith
  14. Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure. – Irving Wallace
  15. How many wars have been caused by fits of indigestion, and how many more dynasties have been upset by the love of woman than by the hate of man – Charles Dudley Warner

Usage examples for man

  1. " I see," said the man – Left Guard Gilbert by Ralph Henry Barbour
  2. " He is the man I want. – My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby
  3. A man like me? – Snow-Blind by Katharine Newlin Burt
  4. Now then, old man – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn
  5. " You can't see Mr. Karkeek," said the man – Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett
  6. What else is to be done, a man shall do. – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  7. You say, How can a man believe that? – Addresses by Phillips Brooks
  8. Then from out of the bushes crawled a man – Leo the Circus Boy by Ralph Bonehill
  9. What had the man done? – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  10. That man is not in want. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  11. Have you got the man Lenegre?" – The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
  12. What is the man – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  13. One man riding alone. – Somewhere in France by Richard Harding Davis
  14. I wouldn't let a man do that. – The Eye of Dread by Payne Erskine
  15. Do you think any one but a jealous man could talk as you are talking now? – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams
  16. From man not from- no, no! – Semiramis and Other Plays Semiramis, Carlotta And The Poet by Olive Tilford Dargan
  17. That's what I did, little man – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue and Their Shetland Pony by Laura Lee Hope
  18. How does this man know? – The Major by Ralph Connor
  19. And what will you be when you're a man – Jeremy by Hugh Walpole
  20. He has the 'great- man mania'. – The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller by Calvin Thomas

Rhymes for man

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