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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)

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.

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—"