man-eater


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man-eater

n
1. an animal, such as a tiger, that has become accustomed to eating human flesh
2. any of various sharks that feed on human flesh, esp the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias)
3. a human cannibal
4. informal a woman with many lovers

man′-eat`er



n.
1. an animal that eats or is said to eat human flesh.
2. a cannibal.
[1590–1600]
man′-eat`ing, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.man-eater - a person who eats human fleshman-eater - a person who eats human flesh  
barbarian, savage - a member of an uncivilized people
2.man-eater - large aggressive shark widespread in warm seasman-eater - large aggressive shark widespread in warm seas; known to attack humans
mackerel shark - fierce pelagic and oceanic sharks
Carcharodon, genus Carcharodon - man-eating sharks
Translations

man-eater

[ˈmænˌiːtəʳ] N
1. (= animal) → fiera f devoradora de hombres
2. (= woman) → devoradora f de hombres

man-eater

nMenschenfresser m; (= shark)Menschenhai m; (inf: = woman) → männermordendes Weib (inf)

man-eater

[ˈmænˌiːtəʳ] n (animal) → mangiatore m di uomini; (person) → cannibale m/f, antropofago/a

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.
References in classic literature ?
Little did John Clayton imagine when he fashioned that crude but mighty portal that one day, twenty years later, it would shield a fair American girl, then unborn, from the teeth and talons of a man-eater.
Cautiously the youth crept out upon the trail of the man-eater.
I forgot that he was a vicious, primordial wolf-thing--a man-eater, a scourge, and a terror.
Tonight Tarzan will take the lair of the man-eater and Numa may roar and grumble upon the outside.
Killeny Boy, you kinky-head man-eater, Killeny Boy, Killeny Boy," Dag Daughtry murmured drowsily.
The man-eater must be deflected from her, and what was I, except a mad lover who would gladly fight and die, or more gladly fight and live, for his beloved?
He drew up his legs, and the man-eater seemed no more than barely to touch one foot, sinking back into the water with a splash.
They say too--and it is true --that man-eaters become mangy, and lose their teeth.
That the people were savage, that they had indeed begun to treat with the Portuguese, but it was only from fear, that otherwise they were a barbarous nation, who finding themselves too much crowded in their own country, had extended themselves to the sea- shore; that they ravished the country and laid everything waste where they came, that they were man-eaters, and were on that account dreadful in all those parts.
And the Sahib also made a speech to the man-eaters when he freed them, and they swore to supply him with labour for all his cotton-play.
In the grass-thatched barracks nearly two hundred woolly-headed man-eaters slept off the weariness of the day's toil, though several lifted their heads to listen to the curses of one who cursed the white man who never slept.
The frizzle-headed man-eaters were loath to leave their fleshpots so long as the harvest of human carcases was plentiful.