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[Man]

One of the British Isles in the Irish Sea

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Mamma.

Noun
any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae

Noun
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"

Noun
all of the inhabitants of the earth; "all the world loves a lover"; "she always used `humankind'' because `mankind'' seemed to slight the women"

Noun
one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea

Noun
an adult male person (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"

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Noun
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"

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an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent); "the army will make a man of you"

Noun
the generic use of the word to refer to any human being; "it was every man for himself"

Noun
a male subordinate; "the chief stationed two men outside the building"; "he awaited word from his man in Havana"

Noun
someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force; "two men stood sentry duty"

Noun
a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer; "Jeeves was Bertie Wooster''s man"

Verb
provide with men; "We cannot man all the desks"

Verb
take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place; "Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning"


n.
A human being; -- opposed tobeast.

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Especially: An adult male person; a grown-up male person, as distinguished from a woman or a child.

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The human race; mankind.

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The male portion of the human race.

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One possessing in a high degree the distinctive qualities of manhood; one having manly excellence of any kind.

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An adult male servant; also, a vassal; a subject.

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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!

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A married man; a husband; -- correlative to wife.

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One, or any one, indefinitely; -- a modified survival of the Saxon use of man, or mon, as an indefinite pronoun.

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One of the piece with which certain games, as chess or draughts, are played.

v. t.
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.

v. t.
To furnish with strength for action; to prepare for efficiency; to fortify.

v. t.
To tame, as a hawk.

v. t.
To furnish with a servants.

v. t.
To wait on as a manservant.


Man

Man , n. [Abbrev. fr. mamma.] Mamma.

Man

Man , n.; pl. Men . [AS. mann, man, monn, mon; akin to OS., D., & OHG. man, G. mann, Icel. ma&edh;r, for mannr, Dan. Mand, Sw. man, Goth. manna, Skr. manu, manus, and perh. to Skr. man to think, and E. mind. &root;104. Cf. Minx a pert girl.] 1. A human being; -- opposed tobeast.
These men went about wide, and man found they none, But fair country, and wild beast many [a] one.
The king is but a man, as I am; the violet smells to him as it doth to me.
2. Especially: An adult male person; a grown-up male person, as distinguished from a woman or a child.
When I became a man, I put away childish things.
Ceneus, a woman once, and once a man.
3. The human race; mankind.
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion.
The proper study of mankind is man.
4. The male portion of the human race.
Woman has, in general, much stronger propensity than man to the discharge of parental duties.
5. One possessing in a high degree the distinctive qualities of manhood; one having manly excellence of any kind. Shak.
This was the noblest Roman of them all . . . the elements So mixed in him that Nature might stand up And say to all the world "This was a man!
6. An adult male servant; also, a vassal; a subject.
Like master, like man.
The vassal, or tenant, kneeling, ungirt, uncovered, and holding up his hands between those of his lord, professed that he did become his man from that day forth, of life, limb, and earthly honor.
7. 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 ! 8. A married man; a husband; -- correlative to wife.
I pronounce that they are man and wife.
every wife ought to answer for her man.
9. One, or any one, indefinitely; -- a modified survival of the Saxon use of man, or mon, as an indefinite pronoun.
A man can not make him laugh.
A man would expect to find some antiquities; but all they have to show of this nature is an old rostrum of a Roman ship.
10. One of the piece with which certain games, as chess or draughts, are played. &hand; Man is often used as a prefix in composition, or as a separate adjective, its sense being usually self-explaining; as, man child, man eater or maneater, man-eating, man hater or manhater, man-hating, manhunter, man-hunting, mankiller, man-killing, man midwife, man pleaser, man servant, man-shaped, manslayer, manstealer, man-stealing, manthief, man worship, etc. Man is also used as a suffix to denote a person of the male sex having a business which pertains to the thing spoken of in the qualifying part of the compound; ashman, butterman, laundryman, lumberman, milkman, fireman, showman, waterman, woodman. Where the combination is not familiar, or where some specific meaning of the compound is to be avoided, man is used as a separate substantive in the foregoing sense; as, apple man, cloth man, coal man, hardware man, wood man (as distinguished from woodman). Man ape (Zo'94l.), a anthropoid ape, as the gorilla. -- Man at arms, a designation of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries for a soldier fully armed. -- Man engine, a mechanical lift for raising or lowering people through considerable distances; specifically (Mining), a contrivance by which miners ascend or descend in a shaft. It consists of a series of landings in the shaft and an equal number of shelves on a vertical rod which has an up and down motion equal to the distance between the successive landings. A man steps from a landing to a shelf and is lifted or lowered to the next landing, upon which he them steps, and so on, traveling by successive stages. -- Man Friday, a person wholly subservient to the will of another, like Robinson Crusoe's servant Friday. -- Man of straw, a puppet; one who is controlled by others; also, one who is not responsible pecuniarily. -- Man-of-the earth (Bot.), a twining plant (Ipom'd2a pandurata) with leaves and flowers much like those of the morning-glory, but having an immense tuberous farinaceous root. -- Man of war. (a) A warrior; a soldier. Shak. (b) (Naut.) See in the Vocabulary. -- To be one's own man, to have command of one's self; not to be subject to another.

Man

Man , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Manned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Manning.] 1. 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.
See how the surly Warwick mans the wall !
They man their boats, and all their young men arm.
2. To furnish with strength for action; to prepare for efficiency; to fortify. "Theodosius having manned his soul with proper reflections." Addison. 3. To tame, as a hawk. [R.] Shak. 4. To furnish with a servants. [Obs.] Shak. 5. To wait on as a manservant. [Obs.] Shak. &hand; In "Othello," V. ii. 270, the meaning is uncertain, being, perhaps: To point, to aim, or to manage. To man a yard (Naut.), to send men upon a yard, as for furling or reefing a sail. -- To man the yards (Naut.), to station men on the yards as a salute or mark of respect.

Mamma.

A human being; -- opposed tobeast.

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.

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Usage Examples

A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults.

A college education shows a man how little other people know.

'Let God be true but every man a liar' is the language of true faith.

15 minutes a day! Give me just this and I'll prove I can make you a new man.

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.

A bad man is the sort who weeps every time he speaks of a good woman.

A civilization is a heritage of beliefs, customs, and knowledge slowly accumulated in the course of centuries, elements difficult at times to justify by logic, but justifying themselves as paths when they lead somewhere, since they open up for man his inner distance.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

'Strictly Business' is about a young black man who is learning about himself, and that applies to a lot of young black men, those who are trying to find jobs. This film gives them a good look at that situation.

'Tis easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows along like a song But the man worth while is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong.

A chief is a man who assumes responsibility. He says 'I was beaten,' he does not say 'My men were beaten.'

A bachelor is a man who comes to work each morning from a different direction.

A city with one newspaper, or with a morning and an evening paper under one ownership, is like a man with one eye, and often the eye is glass.

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits.

A body of work such as Pasteur's is inconceivable in our time: no man would be given a chance to create a whole science. Nowadays a path is scarcely opened up when the crowd begins to pour in.

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