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man
  • n  an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
  • n  someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
  • n  the generic use of the word to refer to any human being
    it was every man for himself
  • n  any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
  • n  a male subordinate
    he awaited word from his man in Havana
  • n  an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent)
    the army will make a man of you
  • n  a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer
    Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man
  • n  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
  • n  one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea
  • n  game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games
  • n  all of the living human inhabitants of the earth
    she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women
  • v  take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place
    Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning
  • v  provide with workers
    We cannot man all the desks
    Students were manning the booths
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man-at-arms
  • n  a heavily armed and mounted soldier in medieval times
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man-eater
  • n  a person who eats human flesh
  • n  large aggressive shark widespread in warm seas; known to attack humans
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man-eating shark
  • n  large aggressive shark widespread in warm seas; known to attack humans
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man-made fiber
  • n  fiber created from natural materials or by chemical processes
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man-of-the-earth
  • n  a morning glory with long roots of western United States
  • n  tropical American prostrate or climbing herbaceous perennial having an enormous starchy root; sometimes held to be source of the sweet potato
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man-of-war
  • n  a warship intended for combat
  • n  large siphonophore having a bladderlike float and stinging tentacles
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man-of-war bird
  • n  long-billed warm-water seabird with wide wingspan and forked tail
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man-on-a-horse
  • n  an edible agaric with yellow gills and a viscid yellow cap that has a brownish center
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