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man

 (măn)
n. pl. men (mĕn)
1. An adult male human.
2. A human regardless of sex or age; a person.
3. 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.
4. The human race; mankind: man's quest for peace.
5. A male human endowed with qualities, such as strength, considered characteristic of manhood.
6. Informal
a. A husband.
b. A male lover or sweetheart.
7. men
a. Workers.
b. Enlisted personnel of the armed forces: officers and men.
8. A male representative, as of a country or company: our man in Tokyo.
9. A male servant or subordinate.
10. Informal Used as a familiar form of address for a man: See here, my good man!
11. One who swore allegiance to a lord in the Middle Ages; a vassal.
12. Games Any of the pieces used in a board game, such as chess or checkers.
13. Nautical A ship. Often used in combination: a merchantman; a man-of-war.
14. often Man Slang A person or group felt to be in a position of power or authority. Used with the: "Their writing mainly concerns the street life—the pimp, the junky, the forces of drug addiction, exploitation at the hands of 'the man'" (Black World).
tr.v. manned, man·ning, mans
1. To supply with men, as for defense or service: man a ship.
2. To take stations at, as to defend or operate: manned the guns.
3. To fortify or brace: manned himself for the battle ahead.
interj.
Used as an expletive to indicate intense feeling: Man! That was close.
Phrasal Verb:
man up
Slang To take an action displaying stereotypically masculine virtues such as decisiveness or courage.
Idioms:
as one man
1. In complete agreement; unanimously.
2. With no exception: They objected as one man.
(one's) own man
Independent in judgment and action.
to a man
Without exception: All were lost, to a man.

[Middle English, from Old English mann; see man- in Indo-European roots.]
Usage Note: Traditionally, many writers have used man and words derived from it to designate any or all of the human race regardless of sex. In fact, this is the oldest use of the word. In Old English the principal sense of man was "a human," and the words wer and wyf (or wæpman and wifman) were used to refer to "a male human" and "a female human" respectively. But in Middle English man displaced wer as the term for "a male human," while wyfman (which evolved into present-day woman) was retained for "a female human." Man also continued to carry its original sense of "a human," resulting in an asymmetric arrangement that many criticize as sexist. Despite the objections to the generic use of man, a solid majority of the Usage Panel still approves of it. For example, the sentence If early man suffered from a lack of information, modern man is tyrannized by an excess of it was acceptable to 79 percent of the Panel in our 2004 survey, and the sentence The site shows that man learned to use tools much earlier than scientists believed possible was acceptable to 75 percent. However, only 48 percent approved of the generic plural form of man, as in Men learned to use tools more than ten thousand years ago, probably because the plural, unlike the singular man, suggests that one is referring to actual men of ten thousand years ago, taking them as representative of the species. · A substantial majority of the Panel also accepts compound words derived from generic man, and resistance to these compounds does not appear to be increasing. In the 2004 survey, 87 percent accepted the sentence The Great Wall is the only manmade structure visible from space—essentially the same percentage that accepted this sentence in 1988 (86 percent). In the 2004 survey, 86 percent also accepted The first manmade fiber to be commercially manufactured in the US was rayon, in 1910, suggesting that context makes no difference on this issue. · As a verb, man was originally used in military and nautical contexts, when the group performing the action consisted entirely of men. In the days when only men manned the decks, there was no need for a different word to include women. Today, the verb form of man can be considered sexist when the subject includes or is limited to women, as in the sentence Members of the League of Women Voters will be manning the registration desk. But in our 2004 survey only 26 percent of the Usage Panel considered this sentence to be unacceptable. This is noticeably fewer Panelists than the 56 percent who rejected this same sentence in 1988. This suggests that for many people the issue of the generic use of man is not as salient as it once was. See Usage Notes at chairman, -ess, men.

man

(mæn)
n, pl men (mɛn)
1. an adult male human being, as distinguished from a woman
2. (modifier) male; masculine: a man child.
3. archaic a human being regardless of sex or age, considered as a representative of mankind; a person
4. (sometimes capital) human beings collectively; mankind: the development of man.
5. (Anthropology & Ethnology)
a. 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
b. any extinct member of the species Homo sapiens, such as Cro-Magnon man
6. (Zoology)
a. 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
b. any extinct member of the species Homo sapiens, such as Cro-Magnon man
7. (Anthropology & Ethnology) a member of any of the extinct species of the genus Homo, such as Java man, Heidelberg man, and Solo man
8. (Zoology) a member of any of the extinct species of the genus Homo, such as Java man, Heidelberg man, and Solo man
9. an adult male human being with qualities associated with the male, such as courage or virility: be a man.
10. manly qualities or virtues: the man in him was outraged.
11.
a. a subordinate, servant, or employee contrasted with an employer or manager
b. (in combination): the number of man-days required to complete a job.
12. (Military) (usually plural) a member of the armed forces who does not hold commissioned, warrant, or noncommissioned rank (as in the phrase officers and men)
13. (Military) a member of a group, team, etc
14. a husband, boyfriend, etc: man and wife.
15. an expression used parenthetically to indicate an informal relationship between speaker and hearer
16. (Games, other than specified) a movable piece in various games, such as draughts
17. slang South African any person: used as a term of address
18. (Historical Terms) a vassal of a feudal lord
19. as one man with unanimous action or response
20. be one's own man to be independent or free
21. he's your man he's the person needed (for a particular task, role, job, etc)
22. man and boy from childhood
23. sort out the men from the boys separate the men from the boys to separate the experienced from the inexperienced
24. to a man
a. unanimously
b. without exception: they were slaughtered to a man.
interj
informal an exclamation or expletive, often indicating surprise or pleasure
vb (tr) , mans, manning or manned
25. to provide with sufficient people for operation, defence, etc: to man the phones.
26. to take one's place at or near in readiness for action
27. (Falconry) falconry to induce (a hawk or falcon) to endure the presence of and handling by man, esp strangers
[Old English mann; related to Old Frisian man, Old High German man, Dutch man, Icelandic mathr]
ˈmanless adj
Usage: The use of man and mankind to mean human beings in general is often considered sexist. Gender-neutral alternatives include human beings, people and humankind. The verb to man can also often be replaced by to staff, to operate and related words. Gender-neutral alternatives to manpower include personnel and staff.

Man

(mæn)
n (sometimes not capital)
1. Black slang a White man or White men collectively, esp when in authority, in the police, or held in contempt
2. (Recreational Drugs) slang a drug peddler

Man

(mæn)
n
(Placename) Isle of Man an island in the British Isles, in the Irish Sea between Cumbria and Northern Ireland: a UK Crown Dependency (but not part of the United Kingdom), with its own ancient parliament, the Court of Tynwald; a dependency of Norway until 1266, when for a time it came under Scottish rule; its own language, Manx, became extinct in the 19th century but has been revived to some extent. Capital: Douglas. Pop: 86 159 (2013 est). Area: 588 sq km (227 sq miles)

man

(mæn)

n., pl. men, n.
1. an adult male person, as distinguished from a boy or a woman.
2. a member of the species Homo sapiens or all the members of this species collectively, without regard to sex.
3. the human individual as representing the species, without reference to sex; the human race; humankind: Man hopes for peace.
4. a human being; person: every man for himself.
5. a husband.
6. a male lover or sweetheart.
7. a male having qualities considered appropriately masculine: made a man of him.
8. a male servant or attendant.
9. a feudal tenant; vassal.
10. Slang. a male friend; ally: my main man.
11. Slang. (used as a term of familiar address): Man, take it easy.
12. a playing piece used in certain games, as chess or checkers.
13. Obs. manly character.
14. the man or Man, Slang.
a. an authoritative or controlling person or group.
b. (among blacks) white persons collectively; white society.
c. a person who is greatly admired: He's the man.
interj.
15. (used to express astonishment or delight): Man, what a car!
v.t.
16. to supply with people, as for service: to man the ship.
17. to take one's place at: to man the ramparts; to man the phones.
18. to strengthen; fortify: to man yourself for danger.
Idioms:
1. one's own man, free from restrictions or influences; independent.
2. man and boy, ever since childhood: He's been working, man and boy, for 50 years.
3. to a man, including everyone.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English man(n), c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon mann, Old High German man(n), Old Norse mathr, Gothic manna]
usage: The use of generic man (“human being”), alone and in compounds such as mankind, is declining. Critics of generic man maintain that its use is sometimes ambiguous and often slighting of women. Although some editors and writers dismiss these objections, many now choose instead such terms as human(s), human being(s), human race, humankind, people, or, when necessary, men and women or women and men. See also -man, -person, -woman.

Man

(mæn)

n.
Isle of, an island of the British Isles, in the Irish Sea. 73,837; 227 sq. mi. (588 sq. km). Cap.: Douglas.

-man

a combining form of man: layman; postman.
usage: The use of -man as the last element in compounds referring to a person of either sex who performs some function (anchorman; chairman; spokesman) has declined in recent years. In some instances the sex-neutral -person is substituted for -man (anchorperson; spokesperson), and sometimes a form with no suffix at all is used (anchor; chair). Terms ending in -man that designate specific occupations (foreman; mailman; policeman, etc.) have been dropped by the U.S. government in favor of neutral terms, and many industries and business firms have done likewise. The compounds freshman, underclassman, and upperclassman are still generally used in schools, freshman in Congress also, and they are applied to both sexes. The term first-year student is increasingly common as an alternative to freshman. As a modifier, freshman is used with both singular and plural nouns: a freshman athlete; freshman legislators. See also man, -person, -woman.

Man.

1. Manila.
2. Manitoba.

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manual.

man

1. 'man'

A man is an adult male human being. The plural of man is men.

Larry was a handsome man of about 50.
Two men got on the bus.

Man is sometimes used to refer to human beings in general. For example, instead of saying 'Human beings are destroying the environment', you can say 'Man is destroying the environment'. When man has this meaning, don't use 'the' in front of it.

Man is always searching for new knowledge.
Massage is one of the oldest forms of treatment known to man.

Men is sometimes used to refer to all human beings, considered as individuals.

All men are born equal.
Darwin concluded that men were descended from apes.
2. 'mankind'

Mankind is used to refer to all human beings, considered as a group.

His only desire is to help mankind.

Some people do not like the use of man, men, and mankind to refer to human beings of both sexes, because they think it suggests that men are more important than women. You can use people instead.

All people are born equal.

man


Past participle: manned
Gerund: manning

Imperative
man
man
Present
I man
you man
he/she/it mans
we man
you man
they man
Preterite
I manned
you manned
he/she/it manned
we manned
you manned
they manned
Present Continuous
I am manning
you are manning
he/she/it is manning
we are manning
you are manning
they are manning
Present Perfect
I have manned
you have manned
he/she/it has manned
we have manned
you have manned
they have manned
Past Continuous
I was manning
you were manning
he/she/it was manning
we were manning
you were manning
they were manning
Past Perfect
I had manned
you had manned
he/she/it had manned
we had manned
you had manned
they had manned
Future
I will man
you will man
he/she/it will man
we will man
you will man
they will man
Future Perfect
I will have manned
you will have manned
he/she/it will have manned
we will have manned
you will have manned
they will have manned
Future Continuous
I will be manning
you will be manning
he/she/it will be manning
we will be manning
you will be manning
they will be manning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been manning
you have been manning
he/she/it has been manning
we have been manning
you have been manning
they have been manning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been manning
you will have been manning
he/she/it will have been manning
we will have been manning
you will have been manning
they will have been manning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been manning
you had been manning
he/she/it had been manning
we had been manning
you had been manning
they had been manning
Conditional
I would man
you would man
he/she/it would man
we would man
you would man
they would man
Past Conditional
I would have manned
you would have manned
he/she/it would have manned
we would have manned
you would have manned
they would have manned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
adult male body, man's body - the body of an adult man
adult, grownup - a fully developed person from maturity onward
male person, male - a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
Black man - a man who is Black
white man - a man who is White
yellow man - offensive term for an Asian man
baboo, babu - used as a Hindi courtesy title; equivalent to English `Mr'
bachelor, unmarried man - a man who has never been married
bey - (formerly) a title of respect for a man in Turkey or Egypt; "he introduced me to Ahmet Bey"
boy - a friendly informal reference to a grown man; "he likes to play golf with the boys"
beau, boyfriend, swain, young man, fellow - a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman; "if I'd known he was her boyfriend I wouldn't have asked"
ex-boyfriend - a man who is no longer a woman's boyfriend
bruiser, strapper, bull, Samson - a large and strong and heavyset man; "he was a bull of a man"; "a thick-skinned bruiser ready to give as good as he got"
dandy, fashion plate, fop, gallant, sheik, dude, beau, clotheshorse, swell - a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
ejaculator - a man who ejaculates semen
Esq, Esquire - a title of respect for a member of the English gentry ranking just below a knight; placed after the name
castrate, eunuch - a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction; "eunuchs guarded the harem"
father figure, father surrogate - a man who takes over all the functions of the real father
father-figure - a man (often a powerful or influential man) who arouses emotions usually felt for your real father and with whom you identify psychologically
buster, dude, fellow - an informal form of address for a man; "Say, fellow, what are you doing?"; "Hey buster, what's up?"
galoot - a disreputable or clumsy man
geezer - a man who is (usually) old and/or eccentric
gentleman - a man of refinement
divorced man, grass widower - a man who is divorced from (or separated from) his wife
guy, hombre, bozo, cat - an informal term for a youth or man; "a nice guy"; "the guy's only doing it for some doll"
Herr - a German man; used before the name as a title equivalent to Mr in English
Hooray Henry - a lively and ineffectual upper-class young man
housefather - a man in charge of children in an institution
hunk - a well-built sexually attractive man
ex, ex-husband - a man who was formerly a certain woman's husband
inamorato - a man with whom you are in love or have an intimate relationship
iron man, ironman - a strong man of exceptional physical endurance
ironside - a man of great strength or bravery
adonis - any handsome young man
middle-aged man - a man who is roughly between 45 and 65 years old
Monsieur - used as a French courtesy title; equivalent to English `Mr'
old boy, old man - a familiar term of address for a man
graybeard, greybeard, old man, Methuselah - a man who is very old
paterfamilias, patriarch - the male head of family or tribe
Peter Pan - a boyish or immature man; after the boy in Barrie's play who never grows up
ponce - a man who is effeminate in his manner and fussy in the way he dresses
posseman - an able-bodied man serving as a member of a posse
Senhor - a Portuguese title of respect; equivalent to English `Mr'
shaver - an adult male who shaves
signior, signor - used as an Italian courtesy title; can be prefixed to the name or used separately
signore - an Italian title of respect for a man; equivalent to the English `sir'; used separately (not prefixed to his name)
sir - term of address for a man
stiff - an ordinary man; "a lucky stiff"; "a working stiff"
he-man, macho-man, stud - a man who is virile and sexually active
Tarzan - (sometimes used ironically) a man of great strength and agility (after the hero of a series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs)
widower, widowman - a man whose wife is dead especially one who has not remarried
philanderer, womaniser, womanizer - a man who likes many women and has short sexual relationships with them
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
2.man - someone who serves in the armed forcesman - someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force; "two men stood sentry duty"
military force, military group, military unit, force - a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
air force officer, commander - an officer in the airforce
artilleryman, cannoneer, gunner, machine gunner - a serviceman in the artillery
bluejacket, navy man, sailor boy, sailor - a serviceman in the navy
commando, ranger - a member of a military unit trained as shock troops for hit-and-run raids
conscript, draftee, inductee - someone who is drafted into military service
enlisted person - a serviceman who ranks below a commissioned officer
devil dog, leatherneck, Marine, shipboard soldier - a member of the United States Marine Corps
military officer, officer - any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command; "an officer is responsible for the lives of his men"
noncombatant - a member of the armed forces who does not participate in combat (e.g. a chaplain or surgeon)
occupier - a member of a military force who is residing in a conquered foreign country
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
striper - a serviceman who wears stripes on the uniform to indicate rank or years of service; "he's a four-striper"
ex-serviceman, vet, veteran - a person who has served in the armed forces
veteran, veteran soldier - a serviceman who has seen considerable active service; "the veterans laughed at the new recruits"
military volunteer, voluntary, volunteer - (military) a person who freely enlists for service
3.man - the generic use of the word to refer to any human beingman - the generic use of the word to refer to any human being; "it was every man for himself"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
4.man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriageman - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
lumbus, loin - either side of the backbone between the hipbone and the ribs in humans as well as quadrupeds
hominid - a primate of the family Hominidae
genus Homo - type genus of the family Hominidae
human beings, human race, humankind, humans, mankind, humanity, world, man - all of the living human inhabitants of the earth; "all the world loves a lover"; "she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women"
Homo erectus - extinct species of primitive hominid with upright stature but small brain; "Homo erectus was formerly called Pithecanthropus erectus"
Homo soloensis - extinct primitive hominid of late Pleistocene; Java; formerly Javanthropus
Homo habilis - extinct species of upright East African hominid having some advanced humanlike characteristics
Homo sapiens - the only surviving hominid; species to which modern man belongs; bipedal primate having language and ability to make and use complex tools; brain volume at least 1400 cc
Homo sapiens neanderthalensis, Neandertal, Neandertal man, Neanderthal, Neanderthal man - extinct robust human of Middle Paleolithic in Europe and western Asia
body, organic structure, physical structure - the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
chassis, bod, human body, material body, physical body, physique, build, anatomy, figure, flesh, frame, shape, soma, form - alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
body hair - short hair growing over a person's body
head of hair, mane - growth of hair covering the scalp of a human being
human head - the head of a human being
side - either the left or right half of a body; "he had a pain in his side"
foot, human foot, pes - the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint; "his bare feet projected from his trousers"; "armored from head to foot"
arm - a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb
hand, manus, mitt, paw - the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb; "he had the hands of a surgeon"; "he extended his mitt"
face, human face - the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear; "he washed his face"; "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"
nutrition - the scientific study of food and drink (especially in humans)
Homo rhodesiensis, Rhodesian man - a primitive hominid resembling Neanderthal man but living in Africa
schistosome dermatitis, swimmer's itch - a sensitization reaction to repeated invasion of the skin by cercariae of schistosomes
hyperdactyly, polydactyly - birth defect characterized by the presence of more than the normal number of fingers or toes
syndactylism, syndactyly - birth defect in which there is partial or total webbing connecting two or more fingers or toes
5.man - a male subordinate; "the chief stationed two men outside the building"; "he awaited word from his man in Havana"
subordinate, subsidiary, underling, foot soldier - an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
6.man - an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent)man - an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent); "the army will make a man of you"
male person, male - a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
7.man - a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employerman - a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer; "Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man"
body servant - a valet or personal maid
manservant - a man servant
8.man - 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"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
lover - a significant other to whom you are not related by marriage
male person, male - a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
woman - a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man; "he was faithful to his woman"
9.man - one of the British Isles in the Irish SeaMan - one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea
British Isles - Great Britain and Ireland and adjacent islands in the north Atlantic
10.man - game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board gamesman - 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"
black - (board games) the darker pieces
chequer, checker - one of the flat round pieces used in playing the game of checkers
chess piece, chessman - any of 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game of chess
game equipment - equipment or apparatus used in playing a game
tile - game equipment consisting of a flat thin piece marked with characters and used in board games like Mah-Jong, Scrabble, etc.
white - (board games) the lighter pieces
11.man - all of the living human inhabitants of the earthman - all of the living human inhabitants of the earth; "all the world loves a lover"; "she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women"
group, grouping - any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
human, human being, homo, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
Verb1.man - take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place; "Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning"
man - provide with workers; "We cannot man all the desks"; "Students were manning the booths"
do work, work - be employed; "Is your husband working again?"; "My wife never worked"; "Do you want to work after the age of 60?"; "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money"; "She works as a waitress to put herself through college"
2.man - provide with workers; "We cannot man all the desks"; "Students were manning the booths"
staff - provide with staff; "This position is not always staffed"
crew - serve as a crew member on
man - take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place; "Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning"

man

noun
1. male, guy (informal), fellow (informal), gentleman, bloke (Brit. informal), chap (Brit. informal), dude (U.S. informal), geezer (informal), adult male I had not expected the young man to reappear before evening.
2. human, human being, body, person, individual, adult, being, somebody, soul, personage a possible step to sending a man back to the moon
3. mankind, humanity, people, mortals, human race, humankind, Homo sapiens Anxiety is modern man's natural state.
4. partner, boy, husband, lover, mate, boyfriend, squeeze (informal), old man, groom, spouse, sweetheart, beau, significant other (U.S.), bidie-in (Scot.) Does your man cuddle you enough?
5. (usually plural) worker, labourer, workman, hand, employee, subordinate, blue-collar worker, hireling The men voted to accept the pay offer.
verb
1. staff, people, fill, crew, occupy, garrison, furnish with men Soldiers manned roadblocks in the city.
man to man frankly, openly, directly, honestly, face to face, candidly, woman to woman, forthrightly Confront it face to face. Man to man.
to a man without exception, as one, every one, unanimously, each and every one, one and all, bar none Economists, almost to a man, were sceptical.
Quotations
"Man is only a reed, the weakest thing in nature; but he is a thinking reed" [Blaise Pascal Pensées]
"Man is the measure of all things" [Protagoras]
"Man is heaven's masterpiece" [Francis Quarles Emblems]
"There are many wonderful things, and nothing is more wonderful than man" [Sophocles Antigone]
"Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave" [Thomas Browne Hydriotaphia]
"Man is an embodied paradox, a bundle of contradictions" [Charles Colton Lacon]
"Man has but three events in his life: to be born, to live, and to die. He is not conscious of his birth, he suffers at his death and he forgets to live" [Jean de la Bruyère The Characters, or the Manners of the Age]
"The four stages of man are infancy, childhood, adolescence and obsolescence" [Art Linkletter A Child's Garden of Misinformation]
"Man is a useless passion" [Jean-Paul Sartre L'Être et le néant]
"Glory to Man in the highest! for Man is the master of things" [Algernon Charles Swinburne Atalanta in Calydon: Hymn of Man]
"I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability" [Oscar Wilde]
"What a piece of work is man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form, in moving, how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals!" [William Shakespeare Hamlet]
"Man is nature's sole mistake" [W.S. Gilbert Princess Ida]
"Man is something to be surpassed" [Friedrich Nietzche Thus Spake Zarathustra]
"Man was formed for society" [William Blackstone Commentaries on the Laws of England]
"man: an animal so lost in rapturous contemplation of what he thinks he is as to overlook what he indubitably ought to be" [Ambrose Bierce The Devil's Dictionary]
"Men are but children of a larger growth" [John Dryden All for Love]
"Man, became man through work, who stepped out of the animal kingdom as transformer of the natural into the artificial, who became therefore the magician" [Ernst Fischer The Necessity of Art]
Proverbs
"The best of men are but men at best"

man

noun
1. A member of the human race:
3. Slang. A member of a law-enforcement agency.Often uppercase:
Informal: cop, law.
Chiefly British: bobby, constable, peeler.
Translations
bemanman
رَجُلشَخْص رُجولييا اخ!يُجَهِّز، يُزَوِّدالإنْسان
мъжфигура
home
mužčlověkmužstvoobsaditpán
mandmenneskespillermenig=-mand
homoulovirovirulo
meesmeesterahvasnupp
مرد
miesnappulapelinappulatäyttääukko
आदमीपुरुष
čovjekmuškarac
férfilegénységgel ellátparasztsorkatonaember
homineviro
laki-lakiorangpria
mannamanneskjaóbreyttur hermaîurtaflmaîurkarl
男の人男性
남자사내사람
vir
brandus amžiusbrutaliai elgtis sueilinis žmogusgabenti rankomiskaip vienas
cilvēk!cilvēksfigūraierindniekskareivis
ആണ്പുരുഷന്‍
bărbatom
človečečlovekmužobsadiť posádkou
moškimožčlovek
manmänniskaspelpjäsbemanna
ผู้ชาย
erkekadamtaşYahu!Be adam!
чоловік
آدمیمرد
đàn ông

man

[mæn]
A. N (men (pl))
1. (= not woman) → hombre m; (= husband) → marido m; (= boyfriend) → novio m; (= servant) → criado m; (= workman) → obrero m; (= ordinary soldier) → soldado m; (= ordinary sailor) → marinero m
he's been a different man since he got marriedes otro hombre desde que se casó
the man who does the gardenel señor que hace el jardín
when a man needs a washcuando uno necesita lavarse
her man is in the army (husband) → su marido está en el ejército; (boyfriend) → su novio está en el ejército
officers and men (= soldiers) → oficiales y soldados; (= sailors) → oficiales y marineros
he's not the man to do itél no es la persona adecuada para hacerlo
I've lived here man and boyvivo aquí desde pequeño
he's not the man for the jobno es el más indicado para esa tarea
man of Godreligioso m, clérigo m
good man!¡bravo!, ¡muy bien!
my good man (o.f.) → buen hombre, amigo mío
all good men and true (liter) → todos los que merecen llamarse hombres
man of lettersliterato m
it's got to be a local mantiene que ser uno de aquí
to make a man of sbhacer un hombre de algn
the army will make a man out of himel ejército le hará un hombre
man of meanshombre m acaudalado
the man in the moonel rostro de (mujer en) la luna
to feel (like) a new mansentirse como nuevo
look here, old man (o.f.) → mira, amigo
my old manel viejo
the man on the Clapham omnibusel hombre de la calle
our man in Washington (= agent) → nuestro agente en Washington; (= representative) → nuestro representante en Washington; (= ambassador) → nuestro embajador en Washington
man of partshombre m de talento
man of propertyhombre m acaudalado
man of straw (= person of no substance) → monigote m, títere m (esp US) (= front man) → hombre m de paja, testaferro m
the man in the streetel hombre de la calle
the strong man of the governmentel hombre fuerte del gobierno
that man Jonesaquel Jones
man to mande hombre a hombre
he's a man about townes un gran vividor
man and wifemarido y mujer
to live as man and wifevivir como casados or en matrimonio
a man of the worldun hombre de mundo
a young manun joven
her young mansu novio
this will separate or sort the men from the boyscon esto se verá quiénes son hombres y quiénes no
to be man enough to do sthser lo bastante hombre or tener valor suficiente como para hacer algo
to reach man's estate (frm) → llegar a la edad viril
see also best E
see also cloth 4
see also grand A1
2. (= humanity in general) (also Man) → el hombre
man proposes, God disposesel hombre propone y Dios dispone
3. (= individual, person) → persona f
what else could a man do?¿es que se podía hacer otra cosa?
men say thatse dice que ...
any mancualquiera, cualquier hombre
no manninguno, nadie
as one mancomo un solo hombre
one man one voteun voto para cada uno
they agreed to a manno hubo voz en contra
they're communists to a mantodos sin excepción son comunistas
then I'm your manentonces soy la persona que estás buscando
4. (= type) he's a six pints a night manes de los que se beben seis pintas en una noche
he's a Celtic manes del Celtic
I'm not a drinking manyo no bebo
he's a family man (= with family) → es padre de familia; (= home-loving) → es muy casero
I'm not a football manno soy aficionado al fútbol, no me gusta mucho el fútbol
he's a man's manes un hombre estimado entre otros hombres
he's his own manes un hombre muy fiel a sí mismo
I'm a whisky man myselfyo prefiero el whisky
5. (Chess) → pieza f (Draughts) → ficha f
6. (excl) hey man!¡oye, tronco!
you can't do that, manhombre, no puedes hacer eso
man, was I startled!¡vaya susto que me dio!, ¡qué susto me pegué!
B. VT [+ ship] → tripular; [+ fortress, watchtower] → guarnecer; [+ guns] → servir; [+ pumps] → acudir a, hacer funcionar
the gun is manned by four soldierscuatro soldados manejan el cañón
the telephone is manned all dayel teléfono está atendido todo el día
see also manned
C. CPD man day N (Comm, Ind) → día-hombre m
man Friday Ncriado m fiel
man hour N (Comm, Ind) → hora-hombre f
men's doubles N (Tennis) → dobles mpl masculinos
men's final N (Sport) → final f masculina
men's room N (esp US) → lavabo m de caballeros

man

[ˈmæn] [men] (pl)
n
(= adult male) → homme m
a handsome man → un bel homme
to a man (= without exception) → comme un seul homme
to be man enough to do sth → avoir le courage de faire qch
to be one's own man (= independent-minded) → être son propre maître betting man, gambling man
(= husband) → mari m
man and wife → mari et femme
my man (= husband) → mon mari (= partner) → mon ami, mon compagnon
(= player) → joueur m
(= worker) → ouvrier m
The men voted to accept the pay offer → Les ouvriers ont voté en faveur de la proposition salariale.
(= soldier) → homme m
(= human beings) → homme m
the brutality of man towards nature → la violence de l'homme envers la nature
known to man
the most dangerous substance known to man → la plus dangereuse substance connue
(CHESS)pièce f
(DRAUGHTS)pion m
exclmon vieux m, vieux m
Hey man, where d'you get those boots? → vieux tu les as eues où ces chaussures?
vt
(= be employed in, be employed on) [+ call centre, office, helpdesk, switchboard] → assurer une permanence à, être de service à; [+ factory] → assurer la marche de, constituer la main d'œuvre de; [+ fort] → tenir
those who man the office → ceux qui assurent la permanence au bureau
to man the phones → être de permanence téléphonique, assurer une permanence téléphonique
to man the barricades → tenir les barricades
(= find personnel for) [+ building, office, factory] → recruter du personnel pour; [+ factory] → recruter de la main d'œuvre pour; [+ fort] → garnir d'hommes, trouver des hommes pour tenir
The station is seldom manned in the evening
BUT La permanence de la gare est rarement assurée dans la soirée.; La gare est généralement sans personnel dans la soirée.

man

n pl <men>
(= adult male)Mann m; be a man!sei ein Mann!; to make a man out of somebodyeinen Mann aus jdm machen; this incident made a man out of himdieses Ereignis hat ihn zum Mann gemacht; we’ll never make a man out of himaus ihm wird nie ein Mann; he’s only half a maner ist kein richtiger Mann; I’m only half a man without youohne dich bin ich nur ein halber Mensch; he took it like a maner hat es wie ein Mann or mannhaft ertragen; that’s just like a mandas ist typisch Mann (inf); her man (inf)ihr Mann; man and boyvon Kindheit/Jugend an; they are man and wifesie sind Mann und Frau; the man in the streetder Mann auf der Straße, der kleine Mann; the man on the Clapham omnibus (Brit) → der Mann auf der Straße; man of GodMann mGottes; man of letters (= writer)Schriftsteller m, → Literat m; (= scholar)Gelehrter m; man of propertyvermögender Mann; you’re a man about town, you know where … (Brit) → du kennst dich aus, du weißt, wo …; he used to be something of a man about town (Brit) → er hatte früher ein reges gesellschaftliches Leben; a suit for the man about town (Brit) → ein Anzug für den feinen Herrn; a man of the worldein Mann mvon Welt; as one man to anothervon Mann zu Mann; well done, that man!gut gemacht, alter Junge! (inf); to be man enough (to do something)Manns genug sein(, etw zu tun); man’s bicycle/jacketHerrenfahrrad nt/-jacke f; old man (dated)alter Junge (dated)or Knabe (dated) ? good
(= human race: also Man) → der Mensch, die Menschen; that’s no use or good to man or beastdas nützt niemandem etwas
(= person)man; no mankeiner, niemand; any manjeder; any man who believes that …wer das glaubt, …; sometimes a man needs a change (inf)manchmal braucht man einfach etwas Abwechslung; that man!dieser Mensch!; that man Jonesdieser or der Jones!; our man in Beirutunser Mann in Beirut; the strong man of the governmentder starke Mann (in) der Regierung; as one mangeschlossen, wie ein Mann; they are communists to a mansie sind allesamt Kommunisten
(= type) the right/wrong mander Richtige/Falsche; you’ve come to the right manda sind or liegen (inf)Sie bei mir richtig; then I am your mandann bin ich genau der Richtige (für Sie); he’s not the man for the jober ist nicht der Richtige für diese Aufgabe; he’s not the man to make a mistake like thatso etwas würde ihm bestimmt nicht passieren; he’s not a man to …er ist nicht der Typ, der …; he’s not a man to meddle withmit ihm ist nicht gut Kirschen essen; he is a Cambridge maner hat in Cambridge studiert; family manFamilienvater m; he’s a family man (= home-loving)er ist sehr häuslich; it’s got to be a local manes muss jemand von hier or aus dieser Gegend sein; I’m not a drinking manich bin kein großer Trinker; I’m a whisky man myselfich bin mehr für Whisky; he’s a leg/tit man (inf)er steht bei Frauen vor allem auf Beine/Titten (inf); I’m not a football manich mache mir nicht viel aus Fußball; he’s a man’s maner bevorzugt Männergesellschaft
(inf: interj) → Mensch (inf), → Mann (inf); you can’t do that, manMensch or Mann, das kannst du doch nicht machen! (inf); fantastic, man!klasse, Mann! (inf); see you, man!bis später; are you coming with us, man?du, kommst du noch mit?
(= employee, soldier etc)Mann m; (= servant)Bedienstete(r) m; she has a man to do the gardensie hat jemanden, der den Garten macht; officers and menOffiziere und Mannschaften; follow me, men!mir nach, Leute!
(Chess) → Figur f; (in draughts) → Stein m
the Man (US inf: = boss) → der Boss (inf), → der Alte (inf); (= police)die Bullen pl (sl); (= white man)die Weißen pl
vt shipbemannen; fortress, barricades, checkpointbesetzen; power station, pump, gun, telephone etcbedienen; picketsbewachen; the ship is manned by a crew of 30das Schiff hat 30 Mann Besatzung; a fully manned shipein voll bemanntes Schiff; he left 10 soldiers behind to man the fortresser ließ 10 Soldaten als Besatzung für die Festung zurück; man the guns/pumps!an die Geschütze/Pumpen!; the captain gave the signal to man the gunsder Kapitän gab das Zeichen zur Besetzung der Geschütze

man

:
man-hour
manhunt
nFahndung f; (hum, of woman) → Männerfang m

man

:
man-sized
adjRiesen-; man portion/steakRiesenportion f/-steak nt
manslaughter
nTotschlag m

man

:
man-to-man
adj, adv
(= frank)von Mann zu Mann; a man talkein Gespräch ntvon Mann zu Mann
(Sport) man markingManndeckung f; man markerManndecker m
man-trained
adj dogauf den Mann dressiert
mantrap
nFußangel f

man

[mæn]
1. n (men (pl))
a. (gen) (Mil, Sport) → uomo; (in office, shop) → impiegato (Chess) → pezzo (Draughts) → pedina
an old man → un vecchio
a blind man → un cieco
man and wife → marito e moglie
her man is in the army → il suo uomo è nell'esercito
the man in the street → l'uomo della strada
he was man enough to apologize → ha avuto il coraggio di scusarsi
he's a man about town → è un uomo di mondo
a man of the world → un uomo di mondo or di grande esperienza
men say that ... → si dice che...
no man → nessuno
any man → chiunque
that man Jones → quel Jones
as one man → come un sol uomo
they're communists to a man → sono tutti comunisti, dal primo all'ultimo
he's not the man for the job → non è l'uomo adatto per questo lavoro
I'm not a drinking man → non sono un bevitore
he's a family man → è un uomo tutto casa e famiglia
he's a Glasgow man → è di Glasgow
the ice-cream man → il gelataio
come on, man! → dai, forza!
good man! → bravo!
b. (humanity) Manl'uomo, l'umanità f inv
2. vt (ship, fortress) → fornire di uomini; (fleet) → armare
the ship is manned by Americans → l'equipaggio della nave è americano
the telephone is manned all day → c'è sempre una persona che risponde al telefono
man the guns! → uomini ai cannoni!

man

(mӕn) plural men (men) noun
1. an adult male human being. Hundreds of men, women and children; a four-man team.
2. human beings taken as a whole; the human race. the development of man.
3. obviously masculine male person. He's independent, tough, strong, brave – a real man!
4. a word sometimes used in speaking informally or giving commands to someone. Get on with your work, man, and stop complaining!
5. an ordinary soldier, who is not an officer. officers and men.
6. a piece used in playing chess or draughts. I took three of his men in one move.
verbpast tense, past participle manned
to supply with men (especially soldiers). The colonel manned the guns with soldiers from our regiment.
-man (-mən) , (-mӕn) a person (formerly usually used for either sex; currently, often replaced by -person when the person referred to can be of either sex) who performs a particular activity, as in postman, *milkman, *chairman
etc.
ˈmanhood noun
1. (of a male) the state of being adult, physically (and mentally) mature etc. He died before he reached manhood.
2. manly qualities. He took her refusal to marry him as an insult to his manhood.
manˈkind noun
the human race as a whole. He worked for the benefit of all mankind.
ˈmanly adjective
having the qualities thought desirable in a man, ie strength, determination, courage etc. He is strong and manly.
ˈmanliness noun
manned adjective
supplied with men. a manned spacecraft.
ˈman-eating adjective
which will eat people. a man-eating tiger.
ˈman-eater noun
manˈhandle verb
1. to move, carry etc by hand. When the crane broke down, they had to manhandle the crates on to the boat.
2. to treat roughly. You'll break all the china if you manhandle it like that!
ˈmanhole noun
a hole (usually in the middle of a road or pavement) through which someone may go to inspect sewers etc.
ˌman-ˈmade adjective
made, happening or formed by man, not by natural means. a man-made lake.
ˈmanpower noun
the number of people available for employment etc. There's a shortage of manpower in the building industry.
ˈmanservantplural ˈmenservants noun
a male servant (especially one employed as a valet). He has only one manservant.
ˈmansize(d) adjective
of a size suitable for a man; large. a mansized breakfast.
ˈmanslaughter noun
the crime of killing someone, without intending to do so. He was found guilty of manslaughter.
ˈmenfolk noun plural
male people, especially male relatives. The wives accompanied their menfolk.
ˈmenswear (ˈmenz-) noun
clothing for men. Do you sell menswear?
as one man
simultaneously; together. They rose as one man to applaud his speech.
the man in the street
the ordinary, typical, average man. The man in the street often has little interest in politics.
man of letters
a writer and/or scholar. Shakespeare was perhaps Britain's greatest man of letters.
man of the world
a sophisticated man who is not likely to be shocked or surprised by most things. You can speak freely – we're all men of the world.
man to man as one man to another; openly or frankly: They talked man to man about their problems; adjective (etc)
a man-to-man discussion.
to a man
every one, without exception. They voted to a man to accept the proposal.

man

رَجُل muž mand Mann άντρας hombre mies homme čovjek uomo 남자 man mann mężczyzna homem мужчина man ผู้ชาย erkek đàn ông 男人

man

n. hombre.

man

n (pl men) hombre m
References in classic literature ?
I'm the oldest," began Meg, but Jo cut in with a decided, "I'm the man of the family now Papa is away, and I shall provide the slippers, for he told me to take special care of Mother while he was gone.
THE WRITER, an old man with a white mustache, had some difficulty in getting into bed.
The shape of the letters on my father's, gave me an odd idea that he was a square, stout, dark man, with curly black hair.
To thee, O Sun, by whose aid man begetteth man, to thee I appeal to help me and lighten the darkness of my wit that I may be able to proceed with scrupulous exactitude in giving an account of the great Sancho Panza's government; for without thee I feel myself weak, feeble, and uncertain.
The white-haired man I found was still regarding me steadfastly, but with an expression, as I now fancied, of some perplexity.
But how do you know, not only that it is possible, but also that it is desirable to reform man in that way?
Substance, in the truest and primary and most definite sense of the word, is that which is neither predicable of a subject nor present in a subject; for instance, the individual man or horse.
He is the curate of Bethune, sir, and was carrying the holy vessels belonging to his church, and the treasure of the chapter, to a safe place, the prince having abandoned our town yesterday; and as it was known that bands of the enemy were prowling about the country, no one dared to accompany the good man, so I offered to do so.
Turning over the volume, Laurence came to the portrait of a stern, grim- looking man, in plain attire, of much more modern fashion than that of the old Puritans.
If I were to See a man with such a face, I should love him dearly.
For if a man have that penetration of judgment, as he can discern what things are to be laid open, and what to be secreted, and what to be showed at half lights, and to whom and when
The shy man does have some slight revenge upon society for the torture it inflicts upon him.