|1.||[ noun ] an adult male person (as opposed to a woman)|
"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"
|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"
|7.||[ noun ] an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent)|
"the army will make a man of you"
|8.||[ verb ] (work) take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place|
"Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning"
|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|
|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|
"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|