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English Dictionary: man by the DICT Development Group
8 results for man
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
    Synonym(s): man, adult male
    Antonym(s): adult female, woman
  2. someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force; "two men stood sentry duty"
    Synonym(s): serviceman, military man, man, military personnel
    Antonym(s): 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(s): 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(s): 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"
    Antonym(s): woman
  9. one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea
    Synonym(s): 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(s): 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(s): world, human race, humanity, humankind, human beings, humans, mankind, man
  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"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Man \Man\, n.
      {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
      {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. Such bullets are chiefly
            used in wars with savage tribes. Manbird \Man"bird`\, n.
      An aviator. [Colloq.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Man \Man\, n.; pl. {Men}. [AS. mann, man, monn, mon; akin to
      OS., D., & OHG. man, G. mann, Icel. ma[edh]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
      1. A human being; -- opposed tobeast.
                     These men went about wide, and man found they none,
                     But fair country, and wild beast many [a] one. --R.
                                                                              of Glouc.
                     The king is but a man, as I am; the violet smells to
                     him as it doth to me.                        --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Man \Man\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Manned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      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.
                     See how the surly Warwick mans the wall ! --Shak.
                     They man their boats, and all their young men arm.
      2. To furnish with strength for action; to prepare for
            efficiency; to fortify. [bd]Theodosius having manned his
            soul with proper reflections.[b8] --Addison.
      3. To tame, as a hawk. [R.] --Shak.
      4. To furnish with a servants. [Obs.] --Shak.
      5. To wait on as a manservant. [Obs.] --Shak.
      Note: In [bd]Othello,[b8] V. ii. 270, the meaning is
               uncertain, being, perhaps: To point, to aim, or to
      {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.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Man, WV (town, FIPS 50932)
      Location: 37.74259 N, 81.87434 W
      Population (1990): 914 (390 housing units)
      Area: 1.4 sq km (land), 0.1 sq km (water)

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      {Unix manual page}

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      {Metropolitan Area Network}

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      (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}.)
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