What is man?

  • (noun): Game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games.
    Synonyms: piece
    See also — Additional definitions below


In English, lower case man (pl. men) refers to an adult human male (the term boy is the usual term for a human male child or adolescent). Although men typically have a male reproductive system, some intersex people with ambiguous genitals, and biologically female transgender people, may also be classified or self-identify as a "man".

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Economy Of The Isle Of Man
... manufacturing, and tourism form key sectors of the economy of the Isle of Man, a British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea ... stability of the Government and openness for business make the Isle of Man an attractive alternative jurisdiction (DAW Index ranked 3) ... The Isle of Man has free access to European Union markets for goods, but only has restricted access for services, people, or financial products ...
Morihei Ueshiba - Personal Traits
... As a young man, Ueshiba was renowned for his incredible physical strength ... technique Ueshiba was said to be a simple but wise man, and a gifted farmer ... During one game with Sokaku Takeda, Takeda utilized the Goban as a weapon against a man he mistook for an assassin ...
History Of Southeast Asia - Prehistory - Paleolithic
... The area's first known human-like inhabitant some 500,000 years ago was "Java Man" (first classified as Pithecanthropus erectus, then subsequently named a part of the species ... Recently discovered was a species of human, dubbed "Flores Man" (Homo floresiensis), a miniature hominid that grew only three feet tall ... Flores Man seems to have shared some islands with Java Man until only 10,000 years ago, when they became extinct ...
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... Seger discovers he is involved with the attorney of a man he's treating who has been accused of a violent crime 3 "Heart-Stopping" John David Coles Scott Kaufer ... Even worse, the man believes the arm doesn't belong to him but rather to a fellow soldier who died ... Peter Ocko April 22, 2007 (2007-04-22) (BBC One) A young man has a motorcycle accident, and goes into a coma ...
Yukichi Chuganji
... the world's oldest person, and the world's oldest man until his death at age 114 years 189 days ... Chuganji held the title of Japan's and Asia's oldest living man for over 3 and a half years - the longest that this title has ever been held ... Chuganji was the last surviving Asian man born before 1894, as his successor as Asia's oldest living man, Kameni Nakamura, was born in late 1894 and was over five and a half years younger than ...

More definitions of "man":

  • (verb): Take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place.
    Example: "Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning"
  • (noun): An adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent).
    Example: "The army will make a man of you"
  • (noun): The generic use of the word to refer to any human being.
    Example: "It was every man for himself"
  • (noun): 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"
  • (noun): An adult male person (as opposed to a woman).
    Synonyms: adult male
  • (noun): A male subordinate.
    Example: "The chief stationed two men outside the building"; "he awaited word from his man in Havana"
  • (noun): One of the British Isles in the Irish Sea.
    Synonyms: Isle of Man
  • (verb): Provide with men.
    Example: "We cannot man all the desks"

Famous quotes containing the word man:

    They said, “You have a blue guitar,
    You do not play things as they are.”
    The man replied, “Things as they are
    Are changed upon a blue guitar.”
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    “you were with me all day; stood with me, sat with me, talked with me, looked at me, ate with me, drank with me; and yet, your last act was to clutch for a monster, not only an innocent man, but the most pitiable of all men. So far may even the best man err, in judging the conduct of one with the recesses of whose condition he is not acquainted.”
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    A man can die but once, we owe God a death.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)