Definitions for man

Definitions for (noun) man

Main entry: homo, human, human being, man

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

Main entry: man, mankind, human beings, human race, humanity, humankind, humans, world

Definition: all of the living human inhabitants of the earth

Usage: all the world loves a lover; she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women

Main entry: man, piece

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

Usage: he taught me to set up the men on the chess board; he sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage

Main entry: Isle of Man, Man

Definition: one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea

Main entry: man, adult male

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

Usage: there were two women and six men on the bus

Main entry: man

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

Usage: she takes good care of her man

Main entry: man

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

Usage: the army will make a man of you

Main entry: man

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

Usage: it was every man for himself

Main entry: man

Definition: a male subordinate

Usage: the chief stationed two men outside the building; he awaited word from his man in Havana

Main entry: serviceman, man, military man, military personnel

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

Usage: two men stood sentry duty

Main entry: valet, valet de chambre, gentleman, gentleman's gentleman, man

Definition: a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer

Usage: Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man

Definitions for (verb) man

Main entry: man

Definition: provide with workers

Usage: We cannot man all the desks; Students were manning the booths

Main entry: man

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

Usage: Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning

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