An adult male human.
* 1599 , (William Shakespeare), Henry V , act 4, scene 1:
*:“it is not fair of you to bring against mankind double weapons ! Dangerous enough you are as woman alone, without bringing to your aid those gifts of mind suited to problems which men have been accustomed to arrogate to themselves.”
(lb) All human males collectively: mankind.
* 2011 , Eileen Gray and the Design of Sapphic Modernity: Staying In , p.109:
- The king is but a man , as I am; the violet smells to him as it doth to me.
A human, a person of either gender, usually an adult.
- Unsurprisingly, if modern man is a sort of camera, modern woman is a picture.
* 1599 , (William Shakespeare), Henry IV, Part 2 , act 4, scene 2:
* 1611 , Bible (KJV), (w) 12.17:
- a man cannot make him laugh.
* (Joseph Addison), Monaco, Genoa, &c. , p.9:
- Recompence to no man euill for euill.
* 1991' edition (original: '''1953 ), Darell Huff, ''[//archive.org/details/HowToLieWithStatistics How to Lie with Statistics] , pp.19–20:
- A man would expect, in so very ancient a town of Italy, to find some considerable antiquities; but all they have to show of this nature is an old Rostrum of a Roman ship, that stands over the door of their arsenal.
(lb) All humans collectively: mankind, humankind, humanity.
* 1647 , Westminster Shorter Catechism, question 10:
- Similarly, the next time you learn from your reading that the average man (you hear a good deal about him these days, most of it faintly improbable) brushes his teeth 1.02 times a day—a figure I have just made up, but it may be as good as anyone else's – ask yourself a question. How can anyone have found out such a thing? Is a woman who has read in countless advertisements that non-brushers are social offenders going to confess to a stranger that she does not brush her teeth regularly?
- How did God create man ?
A member of the genus Homo'', especially of the species ''Homo sapiens .
* 1990 , The Almanac of Science and Technology (ISBN 0151050503), p.68:
- God created man male and female, after his own image, in knowledge, righteousness, and holiness, with dominion over the creatures.
(lb) A sentient being, whether human or supernatural.
* A Gest of Robyn Hode'', in the ''Child Ballads :
- The evidence suggests that close relatives of early man , in lineages that later became extinct, also were able to use tools.
* 1599 , (William Shakespeare), Much Ado about Nothing , act 3, scene 5:
- For God is holde a ryghtwys man .
* 1609 , (Ben Jonson), :
- God's a good man .
- Expect: But was the devil a proper man , gossip?
An adult male who has, to an eminent degree, qualities considered masculine, such as strength, integrity, and devotion to family; a mensch.
* 1883 , (Robert Louis Stevenson), :
- As fine a gentleman of his inches as ever I saw trusted to the stage, or any where else.
* 2011 , Timothy Shephard, Can We Help Us?: Growing Up Bi-Racial in America (ISBN 1456754610), p.181:
- He’s more a man than any pair of rats of you in this here house
Manliness; the quality or state of being manly.
* 1598 , (Ben Jonson), (Every Man in His Humour)
- I had the opportunity to marry one of them but wasn't mature enough to be a man and marry her and be close to the.
* Book of Common Prayer :
- Methought he bare himself in such a fashion, / So full of man , and sweetness in his carriage, /
* 1715 , (Joseph Addison), The Freeholder :
- I pronounce that they are man and wife.
A lover; a boyfriend.
A male enthusiast or devotee; a male who is very fond of or devoted to a specified kind of thing.
- In the next place, every wife ought to answer for her man .
A person, usually male, who has duties or skills associated with a specified thing.
A person, usually male, who can fulfill one's requirements with regard to a specified matter.
* 2007 , Thriller: Stories to Keep You Up All Night (ISBN 0778324567), p.553:
*:"She's the man for the job."
* 2008 , Soccer Dad: A Father, a Son, and a Magic Season (ISBN 160239329X), p.148:
* 2012 , The Island Caper: A Jake Lafferty Action Novel (ISBN 1622951999), p.34:
- Joanie volunteered, of course — if any dirty job is on offer requiring running, she's your man —
A male who belongs to a particular group: an employee, a student or alumnus, a representative, etc.
* 1909 , Harper's Weekly , Vol.53, p.iii:
- He also owns the only backhoe tractor on Elbow Cay, so whenever anyone needs a cistern dug, he's their man .
* 1913 , Robert Herrick, One Woman's Life , p.46:
*:"And they're very good people, I assure you — he's a Harvard man ." It was the first time Milly had met on intimate terms a graduate of a large university.
An adult male servant. (lb) A vassal. A subject.
- When President Roosevelt goes walking in the country about Washington he is always accompanied by two Secret Service men .
- (old proverb)
* William Blackstone:
A piece or token used in board games such as chess.
* 1883 , Henry Richter, Chess Simplified! , p.4:
- 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 honour.
(non-gloss definition, Used to refer to oneself or one's group): I, we; (construed in the third person).
* 2011 , (Top Boy) :
*:Sully: If it weren’t for that snake ... Man wouldn’t even be in this mess right now.
- The white men' are always put on that side of the board which commences by row I, and the black ' men are placed opposite.
* The most common modern sense of the word is “an adult male human”, not “a generic human” or “humankind”, which explains the awkwardness of the following sentence:
*: Man, like other mammals, breastfeeds his young.
* Nonsexist language advocates recommend the use of human'', ''human being'', ''humankind'' or ''person'', depending on context, instead of ''man .
Nonsexist Language Guideline , the University of New Hampshire.
* (adult male human) omi (Polari); see also
* See also
* See also
* the man
* boy; male
* anchor man
* bad man
* best man
* black man
* common man
* company man
* con man
* dead man
* dirty old man
* family man
* government man
* kept man
* lady's man
* man among men
* man of God
* man of science
* man of the cloth
* man of the people
* man of the world
* man of war
* man on
* man's man
* mantrap/man-trap/man trap
* Marlboro Man
* mountain man
* old man
* pan man
* renaissance man
* see a man about a dog
* straight man
* straw man
* stunt man
* strong man
* the man
* white man
To supply (something) with staff or crew (of either sex).
To take up position in order to operate (something).
- The shipped was manned with a small crew.
* 1876 , Julian Hawthorne, Saxon Studies :
- Man the machine guns!
To wait on, attend to or escort.
To accustom (a hawk or other bird) to the presence of men.
- he manned himself heroically
* overman (verb)
An inflatable buoyant object, often (but not necessarily) round and flexible.
Such an object as a child’s toy.
Such an object designed to transport people through the air.
(medicine) A sac inserted into part of the body for therapeutic reasons; such as angioplasty.
A speech bubble.
A type of glass cup, sometimes used for brandy.
(architecture) A ball or globe on the top of a pillar, church, etc.
(chemistry) A round vessel, usually with a short neck, to hold or receive whatever is distilled; a glass vessel of a spherical form.
(pyrotechnics) A bomb or shell.
A game played with a large inflated ball.
(engraving) The outline enclosing words represented as coming from the mouth of a pictured figure.
- the balloon of St. Paul's Cathedral in London
* (inflatable object)
* toy balloon
* (transport) hot-air balloon, Montgolfier
* (in medicine)
* (speech bubble) speech bubble, fumetto
* barrage balloon
* balloon animal
* balloon barrage
* balloon clock
* balloon club
* balloon flower
* balloon sail
* balloon tyre
* balloon vine
* go down like a lead balloon
* hot-air balloon
* pilot balloon
* trial balloon
* weather balloon
* when the balloon goes up
To increase or expand rapidly.
- His stomach ballooned from eating such a large meal.
To go up or voyage in a balloon.
To take up in, or as if in, a balloon.
- Prices will balloon if we don't act quickly.