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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
mane
noun
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▪ Behind the flying mane Elmer sits, leaning back, absolutely still.
▪ Mrs Taxos spoke sharply and Meg scrambled all anyhow on to the warm fur back and gripped the springy mane.
▪ Not with a mane and all.
▪ Perhaps the most impressive beast of all, is the Current Trends Lion with a heavy duty bicycle chain for its mane.
▪ She brushed her long hair into a shining mane and arranged it carefully around her shoulders.
▪ Some men are all thumbs trying to style their faux manes, Sampson says.
▪ The males stay behind, for their showy manes would only disturb the hunt whose technique is stealth.
▪ There was nothing, in fact, plain about the old man with the craggy brows and mane of silver hair.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Mane

Mane \Mane\ (m[=a]n), n. [AS. manu; akin to OD. mane, D. maan, G. m["a]hne, OHG. mana, Icel. m["o]n, Dan. & Sw. man, AS. mene necklace, Icel. men, L. monile, Gr. ?, ?, Skr. many[=a] neck muscles. [root]275.] The long and heavy hair growing on the upper side of, or about, the neck of some quadrupedal animals, as the horse, the lion, etc. See Illust. of Horse.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mane

Old English manu "mane," from Proto-Germanic *mano (cognates: Old Norse mön, Old Frisian mana, Middle Dutch mane, Dutch manen, Old High German mana, German Mähne "mane"), from PIE *mon- "neck, nape of the neck" (cognates: Sanskrit manya "nape of the neck," Old English mene "necklace," Latin monile "necklace," Welsh mwng "mane," Old Church Slavonic monisto, Old Irish muin "neck").

Wiktionary
mane

n. 1 Longer hair growth on back of neck of an animal, especially a horse or lion 2 Long or thick hair of a person's head.

WordNet
mane
  1. n. long coarse hair growing from the crest of the animal's neck

  2. growth of hair covering the scalp of a human being [syn: head of hair]

Wikipedia
Mane

Mane may refer to:

  • Mane (horse), the line of hair along the spine of the neck
  • Mane (lion), found around the male mammal's neck
Mane (horse)

The mane is the hair that grows from the top of the neck of a horse or other equine, reaching from the poll to the withers, and includes the forelock or foretop. It is thicker and coarser than the rest of the horse's coat, and naturally grows to roughly cover the neck. Heredity plays a role, giving some horses a longer, thicker mane, and others a shorter, thinner one.

Some horses, such as those used in circuses or in mounted displays such as Cavalia, have manes allowed to grow down to their knees. Others have their manes deliberately shaved completely off for style or practical purposes. When ungroomed, however, the mane usually grows no longer than the width of the horse's neck, as natural wear and tear limit its potential length.

The mane is thought to keep the neck warm, and possibly to help water run off the neck if the animal cannot obtain shelter from the rain. It also provides some fly protection to the front of the horse, although the tail is usually the first defense against flies.

Ponies usually have the thickest manes, with horse breeds having tremendous variation in thickness and length. Other equids such as the donkey often have very sparse, thin manes.

Mane (Dungeons & Dragons)

A mane is a fictional demon in the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game. It is the lowest rank of demon in the Abyss.

Mane (clan)

The Mane are a 96 kuli Maratha clan found largely in Maharashtra and Karnataka and neighboring states of India. Mane are Deshmukh, Patil, Jahagirdar and landlord in Maharashtra. Some Manes are known as RajeMane. Mane is also a clan of Nepali people who are quite similar to the Newari caste "Shrestha".

Mane (film)

Mane is a 1990 Indian Kannada language film directed by Girish Kasaravalli starring Naseeruddin Shah, Deepti Naval and Rohini Hattangadi in lead roles.

Mane (surname)

Mane (clan) , a surname hailing from mostly Maharashtra and neighbouring states of India

  • Tyler Mane (born 1966), Canadian actor and former professional wrestler
  • Malick Mane (born 1988), Senegalese football striker
  • Gucci Mane (born 1980), American rapper
  • Nivedita Sambhajirao Mane (born 1963), member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India
  • Vinayak Mane (born 1982), Indian first-class cricketer
  • Laxman Mane (born 1949), Marathi writer and a social activist
  • Mane Bajić (born 1941), Serbian midfielder
  • Purnima Mane, March 2007 United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) deputy executive director
  • Sureshbabu Mane (1902–1953), Hindustāni classical music singer of Kirānā Gharānā

Usage examples of "mane".

There is no beard, the face being smooth and dark ashy, but on the fore-quarters and neck the hair lengthens into a magnificent mane, which sometimes reaches to the knees.

He entered the room quietly, a graying shadow of his portrait, his speckled bow tie askew, his mane of white hair tousled.

The head pushed forward, bringing into visibility thickly maned shoulders, forefeet with sharply split hooves as dreadfully bedabbled as the horns.

He stared at the sight of the demure Miss Capel on her knees, with her hair falling in a mane across her eyes.

A long white line of foam sped from the darkness, a great comber whose top was the tossing manes of hundreds of white horses.

Porta manes, et stella maris, succurre cadenti surgere qui curat populo!

Mary Jane pulled the turban off her head and shook out a massive amount of black hair, combing it with her fingers to detangle the waist length mane.

While awaiting them were not only members of the maned race, and robed Deves, but a new type of Lochanian native.

Winter did not daunt him, and when the snows came and the foxes and ermines turned their coats to snowiest white, he was one of the rare ones who continued to go out, he and his piebald pony, a shaggy beast as gay in its coat as the city with its painting, looking out on the icy world through a shag of yellow mane and forelock that let all the world wonder whether there was a horse within it.

His mane of bronze hair floated around his ruined face as he prowled up and down in front of the panel.

He frowned guiltily, knowing he had shattered their uneasy truce with his absurd urge to groom that tangled mane of hers.

Cyrus Harding had profited by a moment when he was sleeping, to cut his hair and matted beard, which formed a sort of mane and gave him such a savage aspect.

Poloniensis obiit: natus anno 1530 die 13 Januarii, hora quarta mane min.

May 11th, mane hora octava William Emery of Danbery in Essex became my retayner at Mortlak, commended by Mr.

Just by himself, Roger Lowry was a spectacle to catch the eye and hold it, with his fine, noble head, his mane of pale-gold hair, his ingenuous stare, and his six feet six inches of poised herculean brawn.