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Meaning of MAN

Pronunciation:  man, mân

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae
  2. [n]  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"
  3. [n]  all of the inhabitants of the earth; "all the world loves a lover"
  4. [n]  one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea
  5. [n]  someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force; "two men stood sentry duty"
  6. [n]  
  7. [n]  (informal) 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"
  8. [n]  an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent); "the army will make a man of you"
  9. [n]  the generic use of the word to refer to any human being; "it was every man for himself"
  10. [n]  a male subordinate; "the chief stationed two men outside the building"; "he awaited word from his man in Havana"
  11. [n]  a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer; "Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man"
  12. [v]  provide with men; "We cannot man all the desks"
  13. [v]  take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place; "Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning"

MAN is a 3 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: adult male, gentleman's gentleman, homo, human, human being, human beings, human race, humanity, humankind, humans, Isle of Man, mankind, military man, military personnel, piece, serviceman, valet, valet de chambre, world
 Antonyms: adult female, civilian, woman
 See Also: Abel, Adam, adonis, adult male body, air force officer, anatomy, arm, artilleryman, baboo, babu, bachelor, beau, bey, black, Black man, bloke, bluejacket, bod, body hair, body servant, boy, boyfriend, bozo, bruiser, build, bull, buster, Cain, cannoneer, castrate, cat, chassis, checker, chess piece, chessman, clotheshorse, commander, commando, conscript, crew, dandy, devil dog, divorced man, do work, Don, draftee, dude, ejaculator, enlisted person, Esq, Esquire, eunuch, ex, exboyfriend, ex-husband, ex-serviceman, face, fashion plate, father figure, father surrogate, father-figure, fellow, figure, flesh, foot, fop, force, form, frame, gallant, galoot, game equipment, geezer, gentleman, genus Homo, grass widower, graybeard, greybeard, group, grouping, gunner, guy, Ham, hand, head of hair, Herr, hombre, hominid, Homo erectus, Homo habilis, Homo rhodesiensis, Homo sapiens, Homo sapiens neanderthalensis, Homo soloensis, Hooray Henry, housefather, human, human body, human face, human foot, human head, hunk, inamorato, individual, inductee, ironside, island, Japheth, junior, leatherneck, loin, lover, lumbus, machine gunner, male, male person, mane, man's body, manservant, manus, Marine, material body, Methuselah, middle-aged man, military force, military group, military officer, military unit, military volunteer, mister, mitt, Monsieur, mortal, Mr, navy man, Neandertal, Neandertal man, Neanderthal, Neanderthal man, noncombatant, occupier, officer, old boy, old man, paw, people, person, pes, Peter Pan, physical body, physique, posseman, ranger, Rhodesian man, sailor, sailor boy, Samson, Senhor, Senor, Seth, shape, shaver, sheik, Shem, shipboard soldier, signior, signor, signore, skilled worker, soma, somebody, someone, soul, staff, strapper, striper, subordinate, subsidiary, swain, swell, trained worker, underling, unmarried man, vet, veteran, veteran soldier, voluntary, volunteer, white, white man, work, yellow man, young man



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Man\, n.; pl. {Men}. [AS. mann, man, monn, mon; akin to
    OS., D., & OHG. man, G. mann, Icel. ma[eth]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
    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. --R.
                                                   of Glouc.
             The king is but a man, as I am; the violet smells to
             him as it doth to me.                 --Shak.
    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. --I
                                                   Cor. xiii. 11.
             Ceneus, a woman once, and once a man. --Dryden.
    3. The human race; mankind.
             And God said, Let us make man in our image, after
             our likeness, and let them have dominion. --Gen. i.
             The proper study of mankind is man.   --Pope.
    4. The male portion of the human race.
             Woman has, in general, much stronger propensity than
             man to the discharge of parental duties. --Cowper.
    5. One possessing in a high degree the distinctive qualities
       of manhood; one having manly excellence of any kind.
             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!'' --Shak.
    6. An adult male servant; also, a vassal; a subject.
             Like master, like man.                --Old Proverb.
             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. --Book of
                                                   Com. Prayer.
             every wife ought to answer for her man. --Addison.
    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.         --Shak.
             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.                      --Addison.
    10. One of the piece with which certain games, as chess or
        draughts, are played.
    Note: 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["o]l.), 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[oe]a
       pandurata}) with leaves and flowers much like those of the
       morning-glory, but having an immense tuberous farinaceous
    {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.
  2. \Man\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Manned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    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 ! --Shak.
             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.
    Note: 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.
  3. \Man\, n.
    {Man of sin} (Script.), one who is the embodiment of evil,
       whose coming is represented (--2 Thess. ii. 3) as
       preceding the second coming of Christ. [A Hebraistic
    {Man-stopping bullet} (Mil.), a bullet which will produce a
       sufficient shock to stop a soldier advancing in a charge;
       specif., a small-caliber bullet so modified as to expand
       when striking the human body. Such bullets are chiefly
       used in wars with savage tribes. Manbird \Man"bird`\, n.
    An aviator. [Colloq.]
Computing Dictionary
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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a man in your dream indicates the masculine aspect of yourself - the side that is assertive, rational, aggressive, and/or competitive. If the man is known to you, then the dream may reflect you feelings and concerns you have about him. If you are a woman and dream that you are in the arms of a man, suggests that you are accepting and welcoming your stronger assertive personality . It may also highlight your desires to be in a relationship and your image of the ideal man. Seeing an old man in your dream, represents wisdom or forgiveness.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(1.) Heb. 'Adam, used as the proper name of the first man. The name is derived from a word meaning "to be red," and thus the first man was called Adam because he was formed from the red earth. It is also the generic name of the human race (Gen. 1:26, 27; 5:2; 8:21; Deut. 8:3). Its equivalents are the Latin homo and the Greek anthropos (Matt. 5:13, 16). It denotes also man in opposition to woman (Gen. 3:12; Matt. 19:10).

(2.) Heb. 'ish, like the Latin vir and Greek aner, denotes properly a man in opposition to a woman (1 Sam. 17:33; Matt. 14:21); a husband (Gen. 3:16; Hos. 2:16); man with reference to excellent mental qualities.

(3.) Heb. 'enosh, man as mortal, transient, perishable (2 Chr. 14:11; Isa. 8:1; Job 15:14; Ps. 8:4; 9:19, 20; 103:15). It is applied to women (Josh. 8:25).

(4.) Heb. geber, man with reference to his strength, as distinguished from women (Deut. 22:5) and from children (Ex. 12:37); a husband (Prov. 6:34).

(5.) Heb. methim, men as mortal (Isa. 41:14), and as opposed to women and children (Deut. 3:6; Job 11:3; Isa. 3:25).

Man was created by the immediate hand of God, and is generically different from all other creatures (Gen. 1:26, 27; 2:7). His complex nature is composed of two elements, two distinct substances, viz., body and soul (Gen. 2:7; Eccl. 12:7; 2 Cor. 5:1-8).

The words translated "spirit" and "soul," in 1 Thess. 5:23, Heb. 4:12, are habitually used interchangeably (Matt. 10:28; 16:26; 1 Pet. 1:22). The "spirit" (Gr. pneuma) is the soul as rational; the "soul" (Gr. psuche) is the same, considered as the animating and vital principle of the body.

Man was created in the likeness of God as to the perfection of his nature, in knowledge (Col. 3:10), righteousness, and holiness (Eph. 4:24), and as having dominion over all the inferior creatures (Gen. 1:28). He had in his original state God's law written on his heart, and had power to obey it, and yet was capable of disobeying, being left to the freedom of his own will. He was created with holy dispositions, prompting him to holy actions; but he was fallible, and did fall from his integrity (3:1-6). (See FALL.)

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