manikin


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man·i·kin

or man·ni·kin  (măn′ĭ-kĭn)
n.
1. A man who is short in stature.
2. A mannequin.
3. An anatomical model of the human body for use in teaching.

[Dutch mannekijn, from Middle Dutch, diminutive of man, man; see man- in Indo-European roots.]

manikin

(ˈmænɪkɪn) or

mannikin

;

manakin

n
1. a little man; dwarf or child
2. (Medicine)
a. an anatomical model of the body or a part of the body, esp for use in medical or art instruction
b. Also called: phantom an anatomical model of a fully developed fetus, for use in teaching midwifery or obstetrics
3. (Art Terms)
a. an anatomical model of the body or a part of the body, esp for use in medical or art instruction
b. Also called: phantom an anatomical model of a fully developed fetus, for use in teaching midwifery or obstetrics
4. (Clothing & Fashion) variant spellings of mannequin
5. (Art Terms) variant spellings of mannequin
[C17: from Dutch manneken, diminutive of man]

man•i•kin

or man•ni•kin

(ˈmæn ɪ kɪn)

n.
1. a little man; dwarf; pygmy.
[1560–70; < Dutch, =man man + -ken -kin]

manikin, mannikin

1. a dwarf, pygmy, or man of small stature.
2. a model of the human body, as used for teaching purposes in art, anatomy, etc. Also spelled mannequin.
See also: Size
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.manikin - a person who is very small but who is not otherwise deformed or abnormalmanikin - a person who is very small but who is not otherwise deformed or abnormal
small person - a person of below average size
2.manikin - a woman who wears clothes to display fashionsmanikin - a woman who wears clothes to display fashions; "she was too fat to be a mannequin"
assistant, helper, help, supporter - a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"
supermodel - a fashion model who has attained the status of a celebrity
3.manikin - a life-size dummy used to display clothesmanikin - a life-size dummy used to display clothes
dummy - a figure representing the human form
Translations

manikin

n (= dwarf)Männchen nt, → Knirps m; (Art) → Modell nt, → Gliederpuppe f
References in classic literature ?
Remembering the embalmed head, at first I almost thought that this black manikin was a real baby preserved in some similar manner.
She saw the abject manikin before her cowering, silent, in his chair.
They greeted one another, and the manikin asked him where he was going.
Well, if that is the case,' said the manikin, 'sit down beside me; we can rest for a little and have something to eat.
He shared them with the manikin, who licked his lips and said:
The Simpleton thanked the manikin very kindly, bade him farewell, and went into the road.
Round went the wheel again to the old song, and the manikin once more spun the heap into gold.
In order to be received among the thieves,* you must prove that you are good for something, and for that purpose, you must search the manikin.
These thousand tiny bells quivered for some time with the vibration of the rope, then gradually died away, and finally became silent when the manikin had been brought into a state of immobility by that law of the pendulum which has dethroned the water clock and the hour-glass.
Here's the gist of the matter in two words: you are to rise on tiptoe, as I tell you; in that way you will be able to reach the pocket of the manikin, you will rummage it, you will pull out the purse that is there,--and if you do all this without our hearing the sound of a bell, all is well: you shall be a vagabond.
You are to search the manikin, and take away its purse; if a single bell stirs during the operation, you will be hung.
And brains, auntie, you've no idea how curious they are; I haven't got to them yet, but I long to, and uncle is going to show me a manikin that you can take to pieces.