1. [ noun ] an adult male person (as opposed to a woman)
Synonyms: adult_male

"there were two women and six men on the bus"

Related terms: woman male boy old_man guy sir Adam gentleman old_boy white_man boyfriend mister posseman bachelor stiff Monsieur Don dandy geezer signore Senor widower black_man exboyfriend bull adonis ex-husband junior Esquire eunuch babu yellow_man signor galoot patriarch Peter_Pan stud Senhor womanizer grass_widower bey Abel seth ejaculator wonder_boy father-figure hunk housefather Herr father_figure japheth buster inamorato middle-aged_man tarzan shaver hooray_henry ham iron_man shem ironside Cain adult_male_body
2. [ noun ] (military,work) someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
Synonyms: military_man military_personnel serviceman

"two men stood sentry duty"

Related terms: civilian skilled_worker soldier military_officer veteran veteran artilleryman volunteer commando bluejacket Marine striper occupier enlisted_person noncombatant draftee air_force_officer military_unit military
3. [ noun ] the generic use of the word to refer to any human being

"it was every man for himself"

Related terms: person
4. [ noun ] all of the inhabitants of the earth
Synonyms: world humanity human_race mankind human_beings humans humankind

"all the world loves a lover" "she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women"

Related terms: group people
5. [ noun ] (zoology) any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae
Synonyms: human_being human homo
Related terms: hominid Homo_habilis homo_sapiens_neanderthalensis Rhodesian_man Homo_soloensis Neanderthal_man Homo_erectus Homo_sapiens genus_Homo homo_erectus hand face arm foot human_body mane human_head body_hair loin earlobe body side prepubescent nutrition syndactyly hyperdactyly schistosome_dermatitis given_birth
6. [ noun ] (work) a male subordinate

"the chief stationed two men outside the building" "he awaited word from his man in Havana"

Related terms: subordinate
7. [ noun ] an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent)

"the army will make a man of you"

Related terms: male
8. [ verb ] (work) take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place

"Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning"

Related terms: work
9. [ noun ] (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"

Related terms: woman male lover colloquialism
10. [ noun ] (work) a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer
Synonyms: valet gentleman's_gentleman gentleman valet_de_chambre

"Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man"

Related terms: manservant body_servant valet
11. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 13462
12. [ noun ] (geography) one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea
Synonyms: Isle_of_Man
Related terms: island
13. [ noun ] Man's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 1176
14. [ noun ] Woman's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 3307
15. [ verb ] (work) provide with men

"We cannot man all the desks"

Related terms: staff crew valet
16. [ noun ] (games) game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games
Synonyms: piece

"he taught me to set up the men on the chess board" "he sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage"

Related terms: game_equipment chessman checker white black
Similar spelling:   Mahn