Crossword clues for man
- "Geez, Louise!"
- Work, as a battle station
- "Holy moly!"
- Superhero name ender
- "Nowhere ___" (1966 hit)
- See 91-Across
- Creation on the sixth day
- Word that can follow the start of 18-, 24-, 38-, 53- or 61-Across
- "Holy mackerel!"
- "Bambi" villain
- Playing piece
- "That's incredible!"
- "Golly gee!"
- Simian cousin of a 56-Down
- What fell in the Fall
- "Jeez Louise!"
- With 12-Down, not natural
- Word that follows each starred answer to complete a film title
- Many a calendar beefcake
- Ending with Wolf, Bat or Super
- "Heaven and earth in miniature," per a Chinese proverb
- Symbol of power, with "the"
- Someone who serves in the armed forces
- All of the inhabitants of the earth
- Any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae
- A male subordinate
- One of the British Isles in the Irish Sea
- Game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games
- Staff, in a way
- _____ Friday
- Hold down, in a way
- Enthusiastic exclamation
- "Holy smokes!"
- Hipster's exclamation
- Friday, for one
- Answer to the riddle of the Sphinx
- Million ___ March
- Beatnik's exclamation
- Word before and after "oh"
- Creation at the Creation
- "Did you see that?!"
- "Gee whiz!"
- "Oh, brother!"
- "I can't believe it!"
- "That was sure something!"
- "Holy Toledo!"
- "You da ___!"
- See 131-Across
- Homo sapiens
- See 46-Across
- See 27-Down
- Word on both sides of "to" and "for"
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Man \Man\ (m[a^]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Manned (m[a^]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Manning.]
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.
See how the surly Warwick mans the wall !
They man their boats, and all their young men arm.
To furnish with strength for action; to prepare for efficiency; to fortify. ``Theodosius having manned his soul with proper reflections.''
To tame, as a hawk. [R.]
To furnish with a servant or servants. [Obs.]
To wait on as a manservant. [Obs.]
Note: In ``Othello,'' V. ii. 270, the meaning is uncertain, being, perhaps: To point, to aim, or to manage.
To man a yard (Naut.), to send men upon a yard, as for furling or reefing a sail.
To man the yards (Naut.), to station men on the yards as a salute or mark of respect.
Man \Man\ (m[a^]n), n.; pl. Men (m[e^]n). [AS. mann, man, monn, mon; akin to OS., D., & OHG. man, G. mann, Icel. ma[eth]r, for mannr, Dan. Mand, Sw. man, Goth. manna, Skr. manu, manus, and perh. to Skr. man to think, and E. mind.
A human being; -- opposed to beast.
These men went about wide, and man found they none, But fair country, and wild beast many [a] one.
--R. of Glouc.
The king is but a man, as I am; the violet smells to him as it doth to me.
'Tain't a fit night out for man nor beast!
--W. C. Fields
Especially: An adult male person; a grown-up male person, as distinguished from a woman or a child.
When I became a man, I put away childish things.
--I Cor. xiii. 11.
Ceneus, a woman once, and once a man.
The human race; mankind.
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion.
--Gen. i. 26.
The proper study of mankind is man.
The male portion of the human race.
Woman has, in general, much stronger propensity than man to the discharge of parental duties.
One possessing in a high degree the distinctive qualities of manhood; one having manly excellence of any kind.
This was the noblest Roman of them all . . . the elements So mixed in him that Nature might stand up And say to all the world ``This was a man!''
An adult male servant; also, a vassal; a subject.
Like master, like man.
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 honor.
A term of familiar address at one time implying on the part of the speaker some degree of authority, impatience, or haste; as, Come, man, we 've no time to lose! In the latter half of the 20th century it became used in a broader sense as simply a familiar and informal form of address, but is not used in business or formal situations; as, hey, man! You want to go to a movie tonight?.
A married man; a husband; -- correlative to wife.
I pronounce that they are man and wife.
--Book of Com. Prayer.
every wife ought to answer for her man.
One, or any one, indefinitely; -- a modified survival of the Saxon use of man, or mon, as an indefinite pronoun.
A man can not make him laugh.
A man would expect to find some antiquities; but all they have to show of this nature is an old rostrum of a Roman ship.
One of the piece with which certain games, as chess or draughts, are played. Note: Man is often used as a prefix in composition, or as a separate adjective, its sense being usually self-explaining; as, man child, man eater or maneater, man-eating, man hater or manhater, man-hating, manhunter, man-hunting, mankiller, man-killing, man midwife, man pleaser, man servant, man-shaped, manslayer, manstealer, man-stealing, manthief, man worship, etc. Man is also used as a suffix to denote a person of the male sex having a business which pertains to the thing spoken of in the qualifying part of the compound; ashman, butterman, laundryman, lumberman, milkman, fireman, repairman, showman, waterman, woodman. Where the combination is not familiar, or where some specific meaning of the compound is to be avoided, man is used as a separate substantive in the foregoing sense; as, apple man, cloth man, coal man, hardware man, wood man (as distinguished from woodman). Man ape (Zo["o]l.), a anthropoid ape, as the gorilla. Man at arms, a designation of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries for a soldier fully armed. Man engine, a mechanical lift for raising or lowering people through considerable distances; specifically (Mining), a contrivance by which miners ascend or descend in a shaft. It consists of a series of landings in the shaft and an equal number of shelves on a vertical rod which has an up and down motion equal to the distance between the successive landings. A man steps from a landing to a shelf and is lifted or lowered to the next landing, upon which he them steps, and so on, traveling by successive stages. Man Friday, a person wholly subservient to the will of another, like Robinson Crusoe's servant Friday. Man of straw, a puppet; one who is controlled by others; also, one who is not responsible pecuniarily. Man-of-the earth (Bot.), a twining plant ( Ipom[oe]a pandurata) with leaves and flowers much like those of the morning-glory, but having an immense tuberous farinaceous root. Man of sin (Script.), one who is the embodiment of evil, whose coming is represented (--2 Thess. ii. 3) as preceding the second coming of Christ. [A Hebraistic expression] Man of war.
A warrior; a soldier.
(Naut.) See in the Vocabulary.
See Portuguese man-of-war under man-of-war and also see Physalia.
Man-stopping bullet (Mil.), a bullet which will produce a sufficient shock to stop a soldier advancing in a charge; specif., a small-caliber bullet so modified as to expand when striking the human body, producing a severe wound which is also difficult to treat medically. Types of bullets called hollow-nosed bullets, soft-nosed bullets and hollow-point bullets are classed as man-stopping. The dumdum bullet or dumdum is another well-known variety. Such bullets were originally designed for wars with savage tribes.
To be one's own man, to have command of one's self; not to be subject to another.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English man, mann "human being, person (male or female); brave man, hero; servant, vassal," from Proto-Germanic *manwaz (cognates: Old Saxon, Swedish, Dutch, Old High German man, German Mann, Old Norse maðr, Danish mand, Gothic manna "man"), from PIE root *man- (1) "man" (cognates: Sanskrit manuh, Avestan manu-, Old Church Slavonic mozi, Russian muzh "man, male").\n
\nPlural men (German Männer) shows effects of i-mutation. Sometimes connected to root *men- "to think" (see mind), which would make the ground sense of man "one who has intelligence," but not all linguists accept this. Liberman, for instance, writes, "Most probably man 'human being' is a secularized divine name" from Mannus [Tacitus, "Germania," chap. 2], "believed to be the progenitor of the human race."\n\nSo I am as he that seythe, `Come hyddr John, my man.'
\nSense of "adult male" is late (c.1000); Old English used wer and wif to distinguish the sexes, but wer began to disappear late 13c. and was replaced by man. Universal sense of the word remains in mankind and manslaughter. Similarly, Latin had homo "human being" and vir "adult male human being," but they merged in Vulgar Latin, with homo extended to both senses. A like evolution took place in Slavic languages, and in some of them the word has narrowed to mean "husband." PIE had two stems: *uiHro "freeman" (source of Sanskrit vira-, Lithuanian vyras, Latin vir, Old Irish fer, Gothic wair) and *hner "man," a title more of honor than *uiHro (source of Sanskrit nar-, Armenian ayr, Welsh ner, Greek aner).\n\nMANTRAP, a woman's commodity.
[Grose, "Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue," London, 1785]\nMan also was in Old English as an indefinite pronoun, "one, people, they." The chess pieces so called from c.1400. As an interjection of surprise or emphasis, first recorded c.1400, but especially popular from early 20c. Man-about-town is from 1734; the Man "the boss" is from 1918. To be man or mouse "be brave or be timid" is from 1540s. Men's Liberation first attested 1970.At the kinges court, my brother, Ech man for himself. [Chaucer, "Knight's Tale," c.1386]
Old English mannian "to furnish (a fort, ship, etc.) with a company of men," from man (n.). Meaning "to take up a designated position on a ship" is first recorded 1690s. Meaning "behave like a man, act with courage" is from c.1400. To man (something) out is from 1660s. Related: Manned; manning.
interj. (non-gloss definition: Used to place emphasis upon something or someone; sometimes, but not always, when actually addressing a man.) n. 1 An adult male human. 2 (lb en collective) All human males collectively: mankind. 3 A human, a person of either gender, usually an adult. (qualifier: See usage notes.) 4 (lb en collective) All humans collectively: mankind, humankind, humanity. (qualifier: Sometimes capitalized as ''Man''.) 5 (lb en anthropology archaeology paleontology) A member of the genus ''Homo'', especially of the species ''Homo sapiens''. 6 (lb en obsolete) A sentient being, whether human or supernatural. 7 An adult male who has, to an eminent degree, qualities considered masculine, such as strength, integrity, and devotion to family; a mensch. 8 (lb en uncountable obsolete uncommon) manliness; the quality or state of being manly. 9 A husband. 10 A lover; a boyfriend. 11 A male enthusiast or devotee; a male who is very fond of or devoted to a specified kind of thing. (qualifier: Used as the last element of a compound.) 12 A person, usually male, who has duties or skills associated with a specified thing. (qualifier: Used as the last element of a compound.) 13 A person, usually male, who can fulfill one's requirements with regard to a specified matter. 14 A male who belongs to a particular group: an employee, a student or alumnus, a representative, etc. 15 An adult male servant. (lb en historical) A vassal. A subject. 16 A piece or token used in board games such as chess. 17 (lb en Multicultural London English slang) (non-gloss definition: Used to refer to oneself or one's group): I, we; (non-gloss definition: construed in the third person). 18 (non-gloss definition: A term of familiar address often implying on the part of the speaker some degree of authority, impatience, or haste.) vb. 1 (context transitive English) To supply (something) with staff or crew (of either sex). 2 (context transitive English) To take up position in order to operate (something). 3 (lb en reflexive possibly dated) To brace (oneself), to fortify or steel (oneself) in a manly way. (qualifier: Compare ''man up''.) 4 (lb en transitive obsolete) To wait on, attend to or escort. 5 (lb en transitive obsolete) To accustom (a hawk or other bird) to the presence of men.
the generic use of the word to refer to any human being; "it was every man for himself"
all of the inhabitants of the earth; "all the world loves a lover"; "she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women" [syn: world, human race, humanity, humankind, human beings, humans, mankind]
a male subordinate; "the chief stationed two men outside the building"; "he awaited word from his man in Havana"
an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent); "the army will make a man of you"
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" [ant: woman]
one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea [syn: Isle of Man]
game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games; "he taught me to set up the men on the chess board"; "he sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage" [syn: piece]
Housing Units (2000): 363
Land area (2000): 0.586412 sq. miles (1.518800 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.027985 sq. miles (0.072481 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.614397 sq. miles (1.591281 sq. km)
FIPS code: 50932
Located within: West Virginia (WV), FIPS 54
Location: 37.742776 N, 81.875168 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
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A man is an adult male human. "Man" may also mean the entire human species, see also man (word).
Man or MAN may also refer to:
In J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth books, such as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, the terms Man and Men refer to humankind – in contrast to Elves, Dwarves, Orcs and other humanoid races – and does not denote gender.
The Elves call the race of Men Atani in Quenya, literally meaning "Second People" (the Elves being the First), but also Hildor (Followers), Apanónar (After-born), and Fírimar or Firyar (Mortals). Less charitably they were called Engwar (The Sickly), owing to their susceptibility to disease and old age, and their generally unlovely appearance in the Elves' eyes. The name Atani becomes Edain in Sindarin, but this term is later applied only to those tribes of Men who are friendly to the Elves. Other names appear in Sindarin as Aphadrim, Eboennin, and Firebrim or Firiath.
Man is the third solo album by Swedish singer Neneh Cherry, released in 1996. The first single, " 7 Seconds" was released two years earlier and was a duet with Youssou N'Dour, a famous Senegalese singer who helped make the musical style mbalax popular in Africa. Cherry was nominated for a Grammy in 1994 for the duet.
The term man (from Proto-Germanic*mannaz or *manwaz "man, person") and words derived from it can designate any or even all of the human race regardless of their sex or age. The word developed into Old Englishman, mann meaning primarily "adult male human" but secondarily capable of designating a person of unspecified gender, "someone, one" or humanity at large (see also Germanman, Old Norsemaðr, Gothicmanna "man"). More restricted English terms for an adult male were wer (cognate: Latin vir; survives as the first element in "werewolf") and guma (cognate: Latin homo; survives as the second element in "bridegroom").
However, man in traditional usage refers to the species, to humanity, or "mankind", as a whole. The usage persists in all registers of English although it has an old-fashioned tone.
Equating the term for the male with the whole species is common in many languages, for example in French (l'Homme). On the other hand, some languages have a general word for 'human individual' which can apply to people of either gender. German has the general word Mensch (although the grammatical gender is masculine), next to Mann for (adult) male person. Modern Standard Chinese has 人 (/rén/), analogous to the German Mensch, not English Man; the words 男人 (man) and 女人 (woman) are both diglyphs with the gender designations of individuals prefixed before 人.
*Mannaz or *Manwaz is also the Proto-Germanic reconstructed name of the m-rune .
Man is an album from British musician Francis Dunnery, released in 2001. It saw Francis experimenting with new sounds, most notably programmed drum beats - a departure from what had been the norm in his studio work up to this point. Vocalist/keyboardist Erin Moran (of A Girl Called Eddy) features heavily on the album.
Man (Vidhan Sabha constituency) of Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha is one of the constituencies located in the Satara district.
It is a part of the Madha (Lok Sabha constituency), along with five other assembly constituencies, namely Phaltan in the Satara district and Karmala, Madha, Sangole, Malsiras in the Solapur district
"Man" is a song performed by English rapper Skepta. It was released as an instant grat single from Skepta's fourth album Konnichiwa (2016) on 14 April 2016 through Boy Better Know. The song peaked to number 34 on the UK Singles Chart and number 7 on the UK R&B Singles Chart. The song was written and produced by Joseph Adenuga. The songs main riff is sampled from the song "Regular John" by American stoner rock band Queens of the Stone Age.
A man is a male human. The term man is usually reserved for an adult male, with the term boy being the usual term for a male child or adolescent. However, the term man is also sometimes used to identify a male human, regardless of age, as in phrases such as " men's basketball".
Like most other male mammals, a man's genome typically inherits an X chromosome from his mother and a Y chromosome from his father. The male fetus produces larger amounts of androgens and smaller amounts of estrogens than a female fetus. This difference in the relative amounts of these sex steroids is largely responsible for the physiological differences that distinguish men from women. During puberty, hormones which stimulate androgen production result in the development of secondary sexual characteristics, thus exhibiting greater differences between the sexes. However, there are exceptions to the above for some intersex and transgender men.
Man is the third studio album by the Welsh psychedelic/progressive rock band Man and was released March 1971. It was the first album by this line-up, Terry Williams having replaced Jeff Jones on drums, while Martin Ace replaced Ray Williams on bass.
As well as a change in personnel, the album also represented a change in record label from Pye to United Artists (released under the UA stable "Liberty" imprint) with whom the band would remain until 1976. Reviews were mixed, particularly regarding the long tracks "Would the Christians...." and "Alchemist" which were an attempt to recreate some of the longer improvised jams that the band performed on stage, but which did not have the same impact on vinyl.
The album contained three shorter tunes: "Country Girl" that showed a clash of direction but showcases some fine Welsh harmonies. "Daughter of the Fireplace", a Leonard-penned rocker, which became a stage favourite (and highlight of Man's 1972 live LP Live at the Padget Rooms, Penarth) while "Romain", a bluesy-shuffle, was written as a reaction to Martin Ace's treatment by a Belgian police officer of the same name when he attempted to intervene in a situation at a music festival; the song remains in the Man live set to the present day.
Man is both a surname and a given name. Notable people with the name include:
- Che Man, King of Champa (in present day Vietnam) between 1288 and 1307
- Man Chong (died 242), a government official in the state of Cao Wei
- Henry Man (died 1556), English Bishop of Sodor and Man
- John Man (1512–1569), English churchman, college head and diplomat
- Man Pei Tak (born 1982), Hong Kong footballer
- Man Mohan Adhikari (1920-1999), Prime Minister of Nepal
- Man Parrish (born 1958), American composer, songwriter, vocalist and producer
- Man Ray (1890-1976), American modernist artist
- Man Singh I (1550-1614), King of Amber (now Jaipur) and Mughal general
- Yip Man (1893-1972), Chinese martial artist
- Zhong Man (born 1983), Chinese saber fencer and 2008 Olympic gold medalist
- Man Haron Monis (1964-2014) Iranian-Australian Muslim cleric and criminal, perpetrator of 2014 Sydney siege
Usage examples of "man".
And he has to answer for much more than aiding and abetting you with your plot to fool the old man.
The fables of Atreus, Thiestes, Tereus and Progne signifieth the wicked and abhominable facts wrought and attempted by mortall men.
Now Ralph, he and his, being known for friends, these wild men could not make enough of them, and as it were, compelled them to abide there three days, feasting them, and making them all the cheer they might.
The monstrosities abiding within the smaller man could not molest him or they would certainly already have done so.
But whatever may be the phases of the arts, there is the abiding principle of symmetry in the body of man, that goes erect, like an upright soul.
But for the most part, the kisses the men bestowed upon the customers were deeper than Abie would have considered appropriate after a first date.
Was he man or devil, Abie asked herself as she watched the dancer take command of the stage.
Moira had simply joined them uninvited, though where either of the MacInnes men were concerned, Abigail looked upon Moira as a welcome interloper.
Beyond that, I have no knowledge of how my father managed to enhance psychic ability in the men.
These protected the main bodies by a process of ablation so that to the opposition each man appeared to flare up under fire like a living torch.
Church of England or of Rome as the medium of those superior ablutions described above, only that I think the Unitarian Church, like the Lyceum, as yet an open and uncommitted organ, free to admit the ministrations of any inspired man that shall pass by: whilst the other churches are committed and will exclude him.
Winfield Scott, the veteran General-in-Chief, rightly revered by the whole service as a most experienced, farsighted, and practical man, was ably assisted by W.
All the while the shaft of phosphorescence from the well was getting brighter and brighter, bringing to the minds of the huddled men, a sense of doom and abnormality which far outraced any image their conscious minds could form.
And when I asked him how an abo could possibly have known what copper looked like in the ground, he said the man had been employed at one of the mines near Nullagine.
The water boiled around Abo as the shark thrashed, but Abo stayed on and, holding the stick like handlebars, he pulled back to keep the shark from diving and steered him into the shallow water of the reef, where the other men waited with their knives drawn.