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Definition of "man" []

  • An adult male human. (noun)
  • A human regardless of sex or age; a person. (noun)
  • 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. (noun)
  • The human race; mankind: man's quest for peace. (noun)
  • Zoology A member of the genus Homo, family Hominidae, order Primates, class Mammalia, characterized by erect posture and an opposable thumb, especially a member of the only extant species, Homo sapiens, distinguished by a highly developed brain, the capacity for abstract reasoning, and the ability to communicate by means of organized speech and record information in a variety of symbolic systems. (noun)
  • An adult male human being, as distinguished from a woman (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Male; masculine (noun)
  • A human being regardless of sex or age, considered as a representative of mankind; a person (noun)
  • Human beings collectively; mankind (noun)
  • 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 (noun)
  • Any extinct member of the species Homo sapiens, such as Cro-Magnon man (noun)
  • A member of any of the extinct species of the genus Homo, such as Java man, Heidelberg man, and Solo man (noun)
  • An adult male human being with qualities associated with the male, such as courage or virility (noun)
  • Manly qualities or virtues (noun)
  • A subordinate, servant, or employee contrasted with an employer or manager (noun)
  • (in combination) (noun)
  • A member of the armed forces who does not hold commissioned, warrant, or noncommissioned rank (as in the phrase officers and men) (noun)
  • A member of a group, team, etc (noun)
  • A husband, boyfriend, etc (noun)
  • An expression used parenthetically to indicate an informal relationship between speaker and hearer (noun)
  • A movable piece in various games, such as draughts (noun)
  • Any person: used as a term of address (noun)
  • A vassal of a feudal lord (noun)
  • An exclamation or expletive, often indicating surprise or pleasure (exclamation)
  • To provide with sufficient people for operation, defence, etc (verb)
  • To take one's place at or near in readiness for action (verb)
  • To induce (a hawk or falcon) to endure the presence of and handling by man, esp strangers (verb)

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Use "man" in a sentence
  • "˜Every man or (a) donkey runs™, that is to say, whether only the term ˜man™ or the whole subject is distributed."
  • "Kretzmann and Stump, p. For example, ˜man™ immediately signifies the concept man, but by mediation of the concept it signifies the second substance or form of man."
  • "The owner of the Peony had that to his credit at least—no pilferage: an anxious man, a worried man—"