Pronunciation: măn
n.1.A human being; - opposed to beast.
'Tain't a fit night out for man nor beast!
- W. C. Fields
2.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.
The proper study of mankind is man.
- Pope.
4.The male portion of the human race.
5.One possessing in a high degree the distinctive qualities of manhood; one having manly excellence of any kind.
6.An adult male servant; also, a vassal; a subject.
Like master, like man.
- Old Proverb.
7.A term of familiar address at one time implying on the part of the speaker some degree of authority, impatience, or haste; as, Come, man, we 've no time to lose! In the latter half of the 20th century it became used in a broader sense as simply a familiar and informal form of address, but is not used in business or formal situations; as, hey, man! You want to go to a movie tonight?.
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.
10.One of the piece with which certain games, as chess or draughts, are played.
Man ape
(Zool.) 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;
(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 (Ipomœa pandurata) with leaves and flowers much like those of the morning-glory, but having an immense tuberous farinaceous root.
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.
- 2 Thess. ii. 3
Man of war
a - A warrior; a soldier
b - (Naut.) See in the Vocabulary.
- Shak.
c - See Portuguese man-of-war under man-of-war and also see Physalia.
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, producing a severe wound which is also difficult to treat medically. Types of bullets called hollow-nosed bullets, soft-nosed bullets and hollow-point bullets are classed as man-stopping. The dumdum bullet or dumdum is another well-known variety. Such bullets were originally designed for wars with savage tribes.
To be one's own man
to have command of one's self; not to be subject to another.
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Manned (mănd); p. pr. & vb. n. Manning.]
They man their boats, and all their young men arm.
- Waller.
2.To furnish with strength for action; to prepare for efficiency; to fortify.
3.To tame, as a hawk.
4.To furnish with a servant or servants.
5.To wait on as a manservant.
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.
Noun1.Manman - an adult male person (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
Synonyms: adult male
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
2.Manman - someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force; "two men stood sentry duty"
3.man - the generic use of the word to refer to any human being; "it was every man for himself"
4.man - all of the inhabitants of the earth; "all the world loves a lover"; "she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women"
5.man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae
Synonyms: human being, homo, human
6.man - a male subordinate; "the chief stationed two men outside the building"; "he awaited word from his man in Havana"
7.man - an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent); "the army will make a man of you"
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"
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 - a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer; "Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man"
10.Man - one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea
Synonyms: Isle of Man
11.man - 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"
Synonyms: piece
Verb1.man - take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place; "Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning"
2.man - provide with men; "We cannot man all the desks"

MAN. A human being. This definition includes not only the adult male sex of the human species, but women and children; examples: "of offences against man, some are more immediately against the king, other's more immediately against the subject." Hawk. P. C. book 1, c. 2, s. 1. Offences against the life of man come under the general name of homicide, which in our law signifies the killing of a man by a man." Id. book 1, c. 8, s. 2.
     2. In a more confined sense, man means a person of the male sex; and sometimes it signifies a male of the human species above the age of puberty. Vide Rape. It was considered in the civil or Roman law, that although man and person are synonymous in grammar, they had a different acceptation in law; all persons were men, but all men, for example, slaves, were not persons, but things. Vide Barr. on the Stat. 216, note.

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Metropolitan Area Network To see a man in your dream, denotes 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. To see an old man in your dream, represents wisdom or forgiveness.American Indian, Amerind, Australian aborigine, Bushman, Caucasian, Indian, Malayan, Mister Charley, Mongolian, Negrillo, Negrito, Negro, Oriental, Red Indian, WASP, black, black man, blackfellow, boy, brown man, burrhead, colored person, coon, darky, gook, honky, jigaboo, jungle bunny, nigger, niggra, ofay, paleface, pygmy, red man, redskin, slant-eye, spade, the Man, white, white man, whitey, yellow man
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