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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (11)

1. an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman);
- Example: "there were two women and six men on the bus"
[syn: man, adult male]

2. someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force;
- Example: "two men stood sentry duty"
[syn: serviceman, military man, man, military personnel]

3. the generic use of the word to refer to any human being;
- Example: "it was every man for himself"

4. any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage;
[syn: homo, man, human being, human]

5. a male subordinate;
- Example: "the chief stationed two men outside the building"
- Example: "he awaited word from his man in Havana"

6. an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent);
- Example: "the army will make a man of you"

7. a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer;
- Example: "Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man"
[syn: valet, valet de chambre, gentleman, gentleman's gentleman, man]

8. a male person who plays a significant role (husband or lover or boyfriend) in the life of a particular woman;
- Example: "she takes good care of her man"

9. one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea;
[syn: Man, Isle of Man]

10. game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games;
- Example: "he taught me to set up the men on the chess board"
- Example: "he sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage"
[syn: man, piece]

11. all of the living human inhabitants of the earth;
- Example: "all the world loves a lover"
- Example: "she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women"
[syn: world, human race, humanity, humankind, human beings, humans, mankind, man]


VERB (2)

1. take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place;
- Example: "Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning"

2. provide with workers;
- Example: "We cannot man all the desks"
- Example: "Students were manning the booths"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Man \Man\ (m[a^]n), n.; pl. Men (m[e^]n). [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 girl.] 1. A human being; -- opposed to beast. [1913 Webster] These men went about wide, and man found they none, But fair country, and wild beast many [a] one. --R. of Glouc. [1913 Webster] The king is but a man, as I am; the violet smells to him as it doth to me. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 'Tain't a fit night out for man nor beast! --W. C. Fields [PJC] 2. Especially: An adult male person; a grown-up male person, as distinguished from a woman or a child. [1913 Webster] When I became a man, I put away childish things. --I Cor. xiii. 11. [1913 Webster] Ceneus, a woman once, and once a man. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. The human race; mankind. [1913 Webster] And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion. --Gen. i. 26. [1913 Webster] The proper study of mankind is man. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 4. The male portion of the human race. [1913 Webster] Woman has, in general, much stronger propensity than man to the discharge of parental duties. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] 5. One possessing in a high degree the distinctive qualities of manhood; one having manly excellence of any kind. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 6. An adult male servant; also, a vassal; a subject. [1913 Webster] Like master, like man. --Old Proverb. [1913 Webster] 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. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster] 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?. [Informal] [1913 Webster +PJC] 8. A married man; a husband; -- correlative to wife. [1913 Webster] I pronounce that they are man and wife. --Book of Com. Prayer. [1913 Webster] every wife ought to answer for her man. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 9. One, or any one, indefinitely; -- a modified survival of the Saxon use of man, or mon, as an indefinite pronoun. [1913 Webster] A man can not make him laugh. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 10. One of the piece with which certain games, as chess or draughts, are played. [1913 Webster] 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, repairman, 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). [1913 Webster] 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; 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 (Ipomoea 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. [A Hebraistic expression] Man of war. (a) A warrior; a soldier. --Shak. (b) (Naut.) See in the Vocabulary. (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. great man, a man[2] who has become prominent due to substantial and widely admired contributions to social or intellectual endeavors; as, Einstein was one of the great men of the twentieth century. To be one's own man, to have command of one's self; not to be subject to another. [1913 Webster +PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Man \Man\ (m[a^]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Manned (m[a^]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Manning.] 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. [1913 Webster] See how the surly Warwick mans the wall ! --Shak. [1913 Webster] They man their boats, and all their young men arm. --Waller. [1913 Webster] 2. To furnish with strength for action; to prepare for efficiency; to fortify. "Theodosius having manned his soul with proper reflections." --Addison. [1913 Webster] 3. To tame, as a hawk. [R.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To furnish with a servant or servants. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. To wait on as a manservant. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] Note: In "Othello," V. ii. 270, the meaning is uncertain, being, perhaps: To point, to aim, or to manage. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

man n 1: an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus" [syn: man, adult male] [ant: adult female, woman] 2: someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force; "two men stood sentry duty" [syn: serviceman, military man, man, military personnel] [ant: civilian] 3: the generic use of the word to refer to any human being; "it was every man for himself" 4: any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage [syn: homo, man, human being, human] 5: a male subordinate; "the chief stationed two men outside the building"; "he awaited word from his man in Havana" 6: an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent); "the army will make a man of you" 7: a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer; "Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man" [syn: valet, valet de chambre, gentleman, gentleman's gentleman, man] 8: 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" [ant: woman] 9: one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea [syn: Man, Isle of Man] 10: 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" [syn: man, piece] 11: all of the living human inhabitants of the earth; "all the world loves a lover"; "she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women" [syn: world, human race, humanity, humankind, human beings, humans, mankind, man] v 1: take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place; "Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning" 2: provide with workers; "We cannot man all the desks"; "Students were manning the booths"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

306 Moby Thesaurus words for "man": Achilles, Adam, Adamite, Australanthropus, Australopithecus, Barbary ape, Casanova, Chiroptera, Cro-Magnon man, David, Don Juan, Galley Hill man, Gigantopithecus, Grimaldi man, Hector, Heidelberg man, Hominidae, Homo sapiens, John Law, Lagomorpha, Lothario, Neanderthal man, Oreopithecus, Paranthropus, Peking man, Pithecanthropus, Plesianthropus, Primates, Rhodesian man, Rodentia, Roland, Romeo, Samson, Sinanthropus, Stone Age man, Swanscombe man, Zinjanthropus, a man, accouter, adherent, adult, amoroso, angwantibo, anthropoid ape, ape, appendage, appoint, arm, armor, armor-plate, aye-aye, baboon, bank, barricade, battle, beau, being, benedict, bishop, blockade, bloke, bluecoat, body, boy, boyfriend, brave, buck, bull, bulldog, bulwark, butler, caballero, capuchin, castellate, castle, cat, cavalier, cavaliere servente, caveman, chacma, chap, character, chauffeur, chessman, chimpanzee, chutzpanik, clay, coachman, cop, cover, creature, crenellate, crew, cuss, customer, dangler, decorated hero, demigod, demigoddess, dependent, dig in, disciple, dress, drill, driver, duck, dummy, earthling, embattle, entellus, entrench, eolithic man, equerry, equip, esquire, fallen humanity, fancy man, fellow, fence, fighting cock, figurehead, fit, fit out, fit up, flame, flatfoot, flesh, flunky, follower, fortify, furnish, fuzz, gallant, galoot, gamecock, gardener, garrison, gear, gee, geezer, generation of man, gent, gentleman, genus Homo, gibbon, gigolo, gillie, good soldier, goodman, goody, goon, gorilla, groundling, grown man, grownup, guenon, guereza, guy, hand, hanger-on, hanuman, he, head, heat, heel, heeler, henchman, hero, heroine, him, his, hombre, hominid, homme, homo, houseboy, houseman, hubby, human, human being, human family, human nature, human race, human species, humanity, humankind, husband, inamorato, individual, jackal, joker, king, knight, lackey, lady-killer, langur, le genre humain, legalis homo, lemur, life, lion, living soul, lord, lord-in-waiting, love-maker, macaque, major, male, male being, male person, male sex, man of courage, man the garrison, mandrill, manhood, mankind, manservant, marmoset, married man, masculine, master, mature man, men, menfolk, menfolks, mine, minion, mister, mortal, mortal flesh, mortality, mortals, mountain gorilla, munition, myrmidon, necker, neolithic man, no chicken, nose, officer, old man, one, orang, orangutan, outfit, paladin, palisade, paramour, party, pawn, people, person, personage, personality, petter, philanderer, piece, pig, prepare, proboscis monkey, puppet, queen, race of man, retainer, rhesus, rig, rig out, rig up, rook, saki, satellite, seducer, servant, shadow, sheik, single, skate, snap, somebody, someone, soul, squire, staff, stalwart, stooge, sugar daddy, swain, sword side, sycophant, tagtail, tellurian, terran, the brave, thug, tiger, turn out, valet, valet de chambre, valiant, valiant knight, votary, wall, ward heeler, woman, worldling, young man
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

42 Moby Thesaurus words for "Man": 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
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

MAN Metropolitan Area Network
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

Metropolitan Area Network MAN (MAN) A data network intended to serve an area the size of a large city. Such networks are being implemented by innovative techniques, such as running optical fibre through subway tunnels. A popular example of a MAN is SMDS. See also Local Area Network, Wide Area Network. (1994-11-22)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

Unix manual page man man page Unix man page (Or "man page") A part of Unix's extensive on-line documentation. To read a manual page from the Unix command line, type: man [-s
] e.g. "man ftp" (the section number can usually be omitted). Pages are traditionally referred to using the notation "page(section)", e.g. ftp(1). Under SunOS (which is fairly typical), Section 1 covers commands, 2 system calls, 3 C library routines, 4 devices and networks, 5 file formats, 6 games and demos, 7 miscellaneous, 8 system administration. Each section has an introduction which can be obtained with, e.g., "man 2 intro". Manual pages are stored as nroff source files. Formatted versions are also usually cached. Man pages for most versions of Unix are available on-line in HTML. Unix manual page: man(1). Linux man pages (http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/). Solaris man pages (http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/coll/40.10). (2010-01-19)
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Man (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.)
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

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.
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

MAN, n. An animal so lost in rapturous contemplation of what he thinks he is as to overlook what he indubitably ought to be. His chief occupation is extermination of other animals and his own species, which, however, multiplies with such insistent rapidity as to infest the whole habitable earth and Canada. When the world was young and Man was new, And everything was pleasant, Distinctions Nature never drew 'Mongst kings and priest and peasant. We're not that way at present, Save here in this Republic, where We have that old regime, For all are kings, however bare Their backs, howe'er extreme Their hunger. And, indeed, each has a voice To accept the tyrant of his party's choice. A citizen who would not vote, And, therefore, was detested, Was one day with a tarry coat (With feathers backed and breasted) By patriots invested. "It is your duty," cried the crowd, "Your ballot true to cast For the man o' your choice." He humbly bowed, And explained his wicked past: "That's what I very gladly would have done, Dear patriots, but he has never run." Apperton Duke
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Man, WV -- U.S. town in West Virginia Population (2000): 770 Housing Units (2000): 363 Land area (2000): 0.586412 sq. miles (1.518800 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.027985 sq. miles (0.072481 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.614397 sq. miles (1.591281 sq. km) FIPS code: 50932 Located within: West Virginia (WV), FIPS 54 Location: 37.742776 N, 81.875168 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Man, WV Man