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Definition of "manes" []

  • The spirits of the dead, regarded as minor supernatural powers in ancient Roman religion. (noun-plural)
  • The revered spirit of one who has died. (noun-plural)

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 "manes" in a sentence
  • "With the amount of sun and surf streaming out of Australia, creating a top of the line hair product to tame their manes is a concept Evo takes seriously."
  • "Common blacks have very very large, noticable 'manes' of spiky hair around their face."
  • ""Bedad, I don't ondercumstubble," he replied, taking off his cap and scratching his head reflectively, rather taken aback by my Latin quotation; "though if that haythen lingo manes soft sawder, by the powers I've got lashins av it!"