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Definition of Man


  1. A human being; -- opposed tobeast.
  2. Especially: An adult male person; a grown-up male person, as distinguished from a woman or a child.
  3. The human race; mankind.
  4. The male portion of the human race.
  5. One possessing in a high degree the distinctive qualities of manhood; one having manly excellence of any kind.
  6. An adult male servant; also, a vassal; a subject.
  7. A term of familiar address often implying on the part of the speaker some degree of authority, impatience, or haste; as, Come, man, we 've no time to lose!
  8. A married man; a husband; -- correlative to wife.
  9. One, or any one, indefinitely; -- a modified survival of the Saxon use of man, or mon, as an indefinite pronoun.
  10. One of the piece with which certain games, as chess or draughts, are played.
  11. 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.
  12. To furnish with strength for action; to prepare for efficiency; to fortify.
  13. To tame, as a hawk.
  14. To furnish with a servants.
  15. To wait on as a manservant.

Man Quotations

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
Lana Turner

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ayn Rand Quote
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
Ayn Rand

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
Nelson Mandela

Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.
Jim Carrey
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Man Translations

man in Afrikaans is mens, mensekind
man in Danish is menneske, mand
man in Dutch is mens
man in Finnish is mies, ihminen
man in German is Mann
man in Italian is persona, uomo, omo
man in Latin is compleo, homo hominis, vir
man in Norwegian is menneske
man in Portuguese is homem
man in Spanish is hombre, varon

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