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MAN    : [m'æn]
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}.
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These men went about wide, and man found they none,
But fair country, and wild beast many [a] one. --R.
of Glouc.
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The king is but a man, as I am; the violet smells to
him as it doth to me. --Shak.
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'Tain't a fit night out for man nor beast! --W. C.
Fields
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2. Especially: An adult male person; a grown-up male person,
as distinguished from a woman or a child.
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When I became a man, I put away childish things. --I
Cor. xiii. 11.
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Ceneus, a woman once, and once a man. --Dryden.
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3. The human race; mankind.
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And God said, Let us make man in our image, after
our likeness, and let them have dominion. --Gen. i.
26.
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The proper study of mankind is man. --Pope.
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4. The male portion of the human race.
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Woman has, in general, much stronger propensity than
man to the discharge of parental duties. --Cowper.
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5. One possessing in a high degree the distinctive qualities
of manhood; one having manly excellence of any kind.
--Shak.
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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.
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6. An adult male servant; also, a vassal; a subject.
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Like master, like man. --Old Proverb.
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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.
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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]
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8. A married man; a husband; -- correlative to wife.
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I pronounce that they are man and wife. --Book of
Com. Prayer.
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every wife ought to answer for her man. --Addison.
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9. One, or any one, indefinitely; -- a modified survival of
the Saxon use of man, or mon, as an indefinite pronoun.
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A man can not make him laugh. --Shak.
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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.
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10. One of the piece with which certain games, as chess or
draughts, are played.
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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).
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{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.
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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.
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See how the surly Warwick mans the wall ! --Shak.
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They man their boats, and all their young men arm.
--Waller.
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2. To furnish with strength for action; to prepare for
efficiency; to fortify. "Theodosius having manned his soul
with proper reflections." --Addison.
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3. To tame, as a hawk. [R.] --Shak.
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4. To furnish with a servant or servants. [Obs.] --Shak.
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5. To wait on as a manservant. [Obs.] --Shak.
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Note: In "Othello," V. ii. 270, the meaning is uncertain,
being, perhaps: To point, to aim, or to manage.
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{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.
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man
n 1: an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there
were two women and six men on the bus" [synonym: {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" [synonym:
{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 [synonym: {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" [synonym: {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 [synonym: {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" [synonym: {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" [synonym: {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"

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


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

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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}.)

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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