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  Definition of Man
  1. any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae
  2. 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. all of the inhabitants of the earth; "all the world loves a lover"; "she always used `humankind'' because `mankind'' seemed to slight the women"
  4. one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea
  5. an adult male person (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
  6. 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"
  7. an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent); "the army will make a man of you"
  8. the generic use of the word to refer to any human being; "it was every man for himself"
  9. a male subordinate; "the chief stationed two men outside the building"; "he awaited word from his man in Havana"
  10. someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force; "two men stood sentry duty"
  11. a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer; "Jeeves was Bertie Wooster''s man"
  12. provide with men; "We cannot man all the desks"
  13. take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place; "Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning"
Similar Words: homo, human being, human, piece, world, human race, humanity, humankind, human beings, humans, mankind, Man, Isle of Man, adult male, serviceman, military man, military personnel, valet, valet de chambre, gentleman, gentleman's gentleman


Hyponyms: Homo erectus, Homo soloensis, Homo habilis, Homo sapiens, Neandertal man, Neanderthal man, Neandertal, Neanderthal, Homo sapiens neanderthalensis, Rhodesian man, Homo rhodesiensis, black, checker, chessman, chess piece, white, Adam, Cain, Abel, Seth, Black man, white man, yellow man, babu, baboo, bachelor, unmarried man, bey, boy, boyfriend, fellow, beau, swain, young man, exboyfriend, bull, bruiser, strapper, Samson, dandy, dude, fop, gallant, sheik, swell, fashion plate, clotheshorse, Don, ejaculator, Esquire, Esq, eunuch, castrate, father figure, father surrogate, father-figure, buster, galoot, geezer, bloke, gentleman, grass widower, divorced man, guy, cat, hombre, bozo, Ham, Herr, Hooray Henry, housefather, hunk, ex-husband, ex, inamorato, iron man, ironman, ironside, Japheth, junior, adonis, middle-aged man, mister, Mr, Monsieur, old boy, old man, greybeard, graybeard, Methuselah, patriarch, paterfamilias, Peter Pan, posseman, Senhor, Senor, shaver, Shem, signor, signior, signore, sir, stiff, stud, he-man, macho-man, Tarzan, widower, widowman, womanizer, womaniser, philanderer, wonder boy, golden boy, air force officer, commander, artilleryman, cannoneer, gunner, machine gunner, bluejacket, navy man, sailor, sailor boy, commando, ranger, draftee, conscript, inductee, enlisted person, Marine, devil dog, leatherneck, shipboard soldier, military officer, officer, noncombatant, occupier, striper, veteran, vet, ex-serviceman, veteran soldier, volunteer, military volunteer, voluntary, crew


Member Meronyms: genus Homo, military unit, military force, military group, force


Derivational Morphology: valet, valet de chambre, gentleman, gentleman's gentleman


Language Translations:
Afrikaans: man and mens   Albanian: burrë and njeri  
Arabic: sc=ARchar   Armenian: մարդ and տղամարդ  
Basque: gizon   Bosnian: čovjek  
Breton: den and gwaz   Bulgarian: мъж and фигура and човек  
Catalan: home   Chinese: 男人 and  
Croatian: muškarac and čovjek   Danish: mand and menneske  
Dutch: de mens and man and mens and pion   Esperanto: homo and viro  
Estonian: inimene and mees and nupp   Finnish: ihminen and mies and pelinappula  
French: homme and pion   Frisian: man and minske  
Georgian: ადამიანი and კაცი   German: Mann and Mensch and Stein  
Greek: πιόνι and άνθρωπος   Hebrew: אדם and אנושות  
Hindi: आदमी   Hungarian: ember and férfi and paraszt  
Icelandic: karlmaður and manneskja and menn   Ido: homo and viro  
Indonesian: orang and pria   Interlingua: homine  
Irish: fear   Italian: pedina and uomo  
Japanese: 男性 and and   Korean: 남자 and 사람  
Kurdish: berik and mêr and mirov   Latin: homo and vir  
Malay: lelaki   Malayalam: പുരുഷന്‍  
Maltese: bniedem and raġel   Norwegian: brikke and mann and menneske  
Novial: home and viro   Persian: sc=FAchar  
Polish: człowiek and mężczyzna and pionek   Portuguese: homem  
Romanian: bărbat and om   Russian: мужчина and фигура and человек  
Slovak: muž and človek   Slovene: moški and človek  
Spanish: gente and hombre and peón and varón   Swedish: man and människa and spelpjäs  
Turkish: adam and insan and taş   Ukrainian: чоловік  
Welsh: gŵr   Yiddish: mentsh and מאן  
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