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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. an adult male person ( as opposed to a woman); " there were two women and six men on the bus"
  11. 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"
  12. a male subordinate; " the chief stationed two men outside the building"; " he awaited word from his man in Havana"
  13. provide with men; " We cannot man all the desks"
  14. Especially: An adult male person; a grown- up male person, as distinguished from a woman or a child.
  15. The human race; mankind.
  16. One possessing in a high degree the distinctive qualities of manhood; one having manly excellence of any kind.
  17. An adult male servant; also, a vassal; a subject.
  18. 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!
  19. One of the piece with which certain games, as chess or draughts, are played.
  20. 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.
  21. To furnish with strength for action; to prepare for efficiency; to fortify.
  22. To tame, as a hawk.
  23. To furnish with a servants.
  24. To wait on as a manservant.
  25. A human being; - opposed tobeast.
  26. A married man; a husband; - correlative to wife.
  27. One, or any one, indefinitely; - a modified survival of the Saxon use of man, or mon, as an indefinite pronoun.
  28. 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.
  29. To furnish with men; guard.
  30. Manned.
  31. Manning.
  32. 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.
  33. To supply with men: to strengthen or fortify: pr. p. mann'ing; pa. t. and pa. p. manned'.
  34. A human being; adult human male; the human race.
  35. To supply with men; to strengthen.
  36. To supply with men; strengthen; make courageous.
  37. A human being; the human race; any person.
  38. An adult human male.
  39. A piece, as in chess.
  40. 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.
  41. To furnish with men; to fortify or strengthen.
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Usage examples for man

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