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Definition 1: all of the living human inhabitants of the earth - [noun denoting animal]

Samples where man or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • all the world loves a lover
  • she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women

Synonyms for man in the sense of this definition

(man is a kind of ...) any number of entities (members) considered as a unit

(man is a kind of ...) any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage

(man is a member of ...) (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

"old people" "there were at least 200 people in the audience"

Definition 2: any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for man in the sense of this definition

(man is a kind of ...) a primate of the family Hominidae

(... is a kind of man ) extinct species of upright East African hominid having some advanced humanlike characteristics

(... is a kind of man ) extinct robust human of Middle Paleolithic in Europe and western Asia

(... is a kind of man ) the only surviving hominid; species to which modern man belongs; bipedal primate having language and ability to make and use complex tools; brain volume at least 1400 cc

(... is a kind of man ) extinct primitive hominid of late Pleistocene; Java; formerly Javanthropus

(... is a kind of man ) extinct species of primitive hominid with upright stature but small brain

"Homo erectus was formerly called Pithecanthropus erectus"

(... is a kind of man ) 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"

(... is a kind of man ) a primitive hominid resembling Neanderthal man but living in Africa

(man is a part of ...) a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb

(man is a part of ...) the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb

"he had the hands of a surgeon" "he extended his mitt"

(man is a part of ...) the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear

"he washed his face" "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"

(man is a part of ...) either side of the backbone between the hipbone and the ribs in humans as well as quadrupeds

(man is a part of ...) the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint

"his bare feet projected from his trousers" "armored from head to foot"

(man is a part of ...) the head of a human being

(man is a part of ...) growth of hair covering the scalp of a human being

(man is a part of ...) short hair growing over a person's body

(man is a part of ...) alternative names for the body of a human being

"Leonardo studied the human body" "he has a strong physique" "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"

(... is a member of man) type genus of the family Hominidae

(man is the domain which ... is member of) either the left or right half of a body

"he had a pain in his side"

(man is the domain which ... is member of) birth defect in which there is partial or total webbing connecting two or more fingers or toes

(man is the domain which ... is member of) birth defect characterized by the presence of more than the normal number of fingers or toes

(man is the domain which ... is member of) a sensitization reaction to repeated invasion of the skin by cercariae of schistosomes

(man is the domain which ... is member of) the scientific study of food and drink (especially in humans)

(man is the domain which ... is member of) the entire physical structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)

"he felt as if his whole body were on fire"

(man is the domain which ... is member of) (especially of human beings) at the age immediately before puberty; often marked by accelerated growth

Definition 3: game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where man or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he taught me to set up the men on the chess board
  • he sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage

Synonyms for man in the sense of this definition

(man is a kind of ...) equipment or apparatus used in playing a game

(... is a kind of man ) (board games) the darker pieces

(... is a kind of man ) one of the flat round pieces used in playing the game of checkers

(... is a kind of man ) any of 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game of chess

(... is a kind of man ) game equipment consisting of a flat thin piece marked with characters and used in board games like Mah-Jong, Scrabble, etc.

(... is a kind of man ) (board games) the lighter pieces

Definition 4: one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for man in the sense of this definition

(man is an instance of ...) a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water

(... is part of man) Great Britain and Ireland and adjacent islands in the north Atlantic

Definition 5: an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman) - [noun denoting person]

Samples where man or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there were two women and six men on the bus

Synonyms for man in the sense of this definition

(man is a kind of ...) a fully developed person from maturity onward

(man is a kind of ...) a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies

(... is a kind of man ) a teenager or a young adult male

(... is a kind of man ) the male head of family or tribe

(... is a kind of man ) a man who is very old

(... is a kind of man ) a familiar term of address for a man

(... is a kind of man ) used as a French courtesy title; equivalent to English `Mr'

(... is a kind of man ) a man who is roughly between 45 and 65 years old

(... is a kind of man ) any handsome young man

(... is a kind of man ) a man of great strength or bravery

(... is a kind of man ) a strong man of exceptional physical endurance

(... is a kind of man ) a man with whom you are in love or have an intimate relationship

(... is a kind of man ) a man who was formerly a certain woman's husband

(... is a kind of man ) a well-built sexually attractive man

(... is a kind of man ) a boyish or immature man; after the boy in Barrie's play who never grows up

(... is a kind of man ) a man who is effeminate in his manner and fussy in the way he dresses

(... is a kind of man ) an able-bodied man serving as a member of a posse

(... is a kind of man ) a man who is unusually successful at an early age

(... is a kind of man ) a man who likes many women and has short sexual relationships with them

(... is a kind of man ) a man whose wife is dead especially one who has not remarried

(... is a kind of man ) (sometimes used ironically) a man of great strength and agility (after the hero of a series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs)

(... is a kind of man ) a man who is virile and sexually active

(... is a kind of man ) an ordinary man

"a lucky stiff" "a working stiff"

(... is a kind of man ) term of address for a man

(... is a kind of man ) an Italian title of respect for a man; equivalent to the English `sir'; used separately (not prefixed to his name)

(... is a kind of man ) used as an Italian courtesy title; can be prefixed to the name or used separately

(... is a kind of man ) an adult male who shaves

(... is a kind of man ) a Portuguese title of respect; equivalent to English `Mr'

(... is a kind of man ) a man in charge of children in an institution

(... is a kind of man ) a lively and ineffectual upper-class young man

(... is a kind of man ) a German man; used before the name as a title equivalent to Mr in English

(... is a kind of man ) a man who ejaculates semen

(... is a kind of man ) a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance

(... is a kind of man ) a man who is no longer a woman's boyfriend

(... is a kind of man ) a man who is the lover of a man or woman

"if I'd known he was her boyfriend I wouldn't have asked" "When the law changed, Pet could finally married his long-time boyfriend Jim"

(... is a kind of man ) a friendly informal reference to a grown man

"he likes to play golf with the boys"

(... is a kind of man ) (formerly) a title of respect for a man in Turkey or Egypt

"he introduced me to Ahmet Bey"

(... is a kind of man ) a man who has never been married

(... is a kind of man ) used as a Hindi courtesy title; equivalent to English `Mr'

(... is a kind of man ) a man who is White

(... is a kind of man ) a title of respect for a member of the English gentry ranking just below a knight; placed after the name

(... is a kind of man ) a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction

"eunuchs guarded the harem"

(... is a kind of man ) a man who takes over all the functions of the real father

(... is a kind of man ) an informal term for a youth or man

"a nice guy" "the guy's only doing it for some doll" "the poor sod couldn't even buy a drink"

(... is a kind of man ) a man who is divorced from (or separated from) his wife

(... is a kind of man ) a man of refinement

(... is a kind of man ) a man who is (usually) old and/or eccentric

(... is a kind of man ) a large and strong and heavyset man

"he was a bull of a man" "a thick-skinned bruiser ready to give as good as he got"

(... is a kind of man ) a disreputable or clumsy man

(... is a kind of man ) an informal form of address for a man

"Say, fellow, what are you doing?" "Hey buster, what's up?"

(... is a kind of man ) a man (often a powerful or influential man) who arouses emotions usually felt for your real father and with whom you identify psychologically

(... is an instance of man) (Old Testament) in Judeo-Christian mythology; the first man and the husband of Eve and the progenitor of the human race

(... is an instance of man) (Old Testament) Cain and Abel were the first children of Adam and Eve born after the Fall of Man; Cain killed Abel out of jealousy and was exiled by God

(... is an instance of man) (Old Testament) Cain and Abel were the first children of Adam and Eve born after the Fall of Man; Abel was killed by Cain

(... is an instance of man) (Old Testament) third son of Adam and Eve; given by God in place of the murdered Abel

(... is an instance of man) (Old Testament) son of Noah

(... is an instance of man) (Old Testament) eldest son of Noah

(... is an instance of man) (Old Testament) son of Noah

(man is a part of ...) the body of an adult man

Definition 6: someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force - [noun denoting person]

Samples where man or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • two men stood sentry duty

Synonyms for man in the sense of this definition

(man is a kind of ...) a worker who has acquired special skills

(... is a kind of man ) (military) a person who freely enlists for service

(... is a kind of man ) a serviceman who has seen considerable active service

"the veterans laughed at the new recruits"

(... is a kind of man ) a person who has served in the armed forces

(... is a kind of man ) a serviceman who wears stripes on the uniform to indicate rank or years of service

"he's a four-striper"

(... is a kind of man ) a member of a military force who is residing in a conquered foreign country

(... is a kind of man ) a member of the armed forces who does not participate in combat (e.g. a chaplain or surgeon)

(... is a kind of man ) any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command

"an officer is responsible for the lives of his men"

(... is a kind of man ) a member of the United States Marine Corps

(... is a kind of man ) a serviceman who ranks below a commissioned officer

(... is a kind of man ) someone who is drafted into military service

(... is a kind of man ) a member of a military unit trained as shock troops for hit-and-run raids

(... is a kind of man ) a serviceman in the navy

(... is a kind of man ) a serviceman in the artillery

(... is a kind of man ) an officer in the airforce

(... is a member of man) a unit that is part of some military service

"he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"

(man belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 7: the generic use of the word to refer to any human being - [noun denoting person]

Samples where man or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was every man for himself

(man is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

Definition 8: a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer - [noun denoting person]

Samples where man or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man

Synonyms for man in the sense of this definition

(man is a kind of ...) a valet or personal maid

(man is a kind of ...) a man servant

Definition 9: an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent) - [noun denoting person]

Samples where man or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the army will make a man of you

(man is a kind of ...) a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies

Definition 10: a male person who plays a significant role (husband or lover or boyfriend) in the life of a particular woman - [noun denoting person]

Samples where man or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she takes good care of her man

(man is a kind of ...) a significant other to whom you are not related by marriage

(man is a kind of ...) a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies

(man is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 11: a male subordinate - [noun denoting person]

Samples where man or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the chief stationed two men outside the building
  • he awaited word from his man in Havana

(man is a kind of ...) an assistant subject to the authority or control of another

Definition 12: provide with workers - [verb of competition]

Samples where man or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We cannot man all the desks
  • Students were manning the booths

(man is a kind of ...) provide with staff

"This position is not always staffed"

(... is a kind of man ) serve as a crew member on

(man has a similar meaning as ...) take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place

"Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning"

Samples where man or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning

(man is a kind of ...) be employed

"Is your husband working again?" "My wife never worked" "Do you want to work after the age of 60?" "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money" "She works as a waitress to put herself through college"

(man has a similar meaning as ...) provide with workers

"We cannot man all the desks" "Students were manning the booths"

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