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Men (disambiguation)

Men may refer to:

  • Man, an adult male human
  • Human (homo sapiens)
  • Men (kendo), one of the five strikes in kendo
  • The Chinese name for the star Alpha Lupi
  • Men (1924 film), a silent film starring Pola Negri
  • Men..., a 1985 West German comedy film directed by Doris Dörrie
  • Men (god), an ancient Phrygian god
  • Men (magazine), a gay pornographic magazine
  • Man (Middle-earth), the fictional race of mortals in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth books
  • "Men" (song), a 1991 single by The Forester Sisters
  • Men (TV series), a 1989 American television series
  • Men.com, a gay pornographic website
  • Mensa (constellation), a constellation in the southern sky
  • Alexander Men (1935–1990), Soviet theologian, biblical scholar and writer

Men (deity)

Men (, , also known at Antioch in Pisidia as Men Ascaënus) was a god worshipped in the western interior parts of Anatolia. The roots of the Men cult may go back to Mesopotamia in the fourth millennium BC. Ancient writers describe Men as a local god of the Phrygians.

Lunar symbolism dominates his iconography. The god is usually shown with a crescent like open horns on his shoulders, and he is described as the god presiding over the months. He is depicted with a Phrygian cap and a belted tunic. He may be accompanied by bulls and lions in religious artwork. The iconography of Men partly recalls that of Mithras, who also wears a Phrygian cap and is commonly depicted with a bull and symbols of the sun and moon.

The Augustan History has the Roman emperor Caracalla venerate Lunus at Carrhae; this has been taken as a Latinized name for Men. The same source records the local opinion that anyone who believes the deity of the moon to be feminine shall always be subject to women, whereas a man who believes that he is masculine will dominate his wife. David Magie, however, disputes the identification of this ‘Lunus’ with Men, and suggests that Caracalla had actually visited the temple of Sin.

Dr Mehmet Taşlıalan, who has studied the remains of Antioch in Pisidia, has remarked that the people who settled on the acropolis in the Greek colonial era, carried the Men Askaenos cult down to the plain as Patrios Theos and in the place where the Augusteum was built there are some signs of this former cult as bucrania on the rock-cut walls. The Imperial Temple also features an unusual bucranium frieze.

In later times, Men may have been identified with both Attis of Phrygia and Sabazius of Thrace; he may shared a common origin with the Zoroastrian lunar divinity Mah.

MEN (band)

JD Samson & MEN is a Brooklyn-based band and art/performance collective that focuses on the energy of live performance and the radical potential of dance music. MEN speaks to issues such as trans awareness, wartime economies, sexual compromise, and demanding liberties through lyrical content and an exciting stage show.

Men (The Forester Sisters song)

"Men" is a song written by Robert Byrne and Alan Schulman, and recorded by American country music group The Forester Sisters. It was released in 1991 as the first single and partial title track from the album Talkin' 'Bout Men. The song reached number 8 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. Men was the Forester Sisters' last top-40 country hit; like a number of other 1980s country acts, the band fell in popularity dramatically in 1991 along with a major change in the country music landscape.

Men (kendo)

Men, written with the kanji (面) means "face" or "helmet".

Men is one of the five strikes in kendo (along with tsuki, , hidari kote and migi kote). It is a long slashing stroke that falls on the centre-line of the head. Men also designates the movement, the target, and the part of the kendo armour that covers the whole head. The kiai for this strike, as for all strikes in kendo, is the name of the target area.

The men strike is executed as a vertical slash in numerous ways. The basic technique is to raise the shinai or sword such that it is forty-five degrees from the vertical behind the swordsman's head, with the tip either directly above the tsuba or directly above the right point of the acromion (as viewed from the front), and the left hand exactly one fist from the forehead. From this position, power is given from the left hand to bring the sword down. At the point at which the shinai strikes the opponent, both right and left hands should be squeezed for a second which is called tenouchi, also the right arm must be exactly parallel with the ground and at shoulder height. The shoulders should be relaxed. At the moment of the strike, both hands should flex inwards in a movement called shibori, (絞り) the Japanese verb for "to wring out (a cloth)". This flexion should only be maintained for an instant. It serves to make the strike clean, fast, and bring the shinai off the target area such that a follow-up strike can be made with great ease.

Sa-yu men (左右面) strikes - or hidari (left, 左) and migi (right, 右) men, respectively - are variants on the men strike and are made at points either fifteen degrees to the left or right of centreline as drawn from the point between the eyes to the top of the head. This strike is made only with a subtle variation on the basic men technique. The tip is simply directed slightly more left or right as it is cocked back into the ready position.

Men is the first and most practiced strike in kendo. It is a favourable attack for those with a height advantage.

Men (magazine)

Men was an American gay pornographic magazine originally published as Advocate Men from 1984 until 1997, when it was retitled Men. It was published by Los Angeles-based Specialty Publications. The magazine contains explicit nude male photography, often featuring popular stars from the gay adult film industry, erotic fiction, video reviews and other features. Notable models have included Zeb Atlas and Mark Dalton. In late 2009, it was announced that all of Specialty Publications' gay porn magazines would be merged into Unzipped.net. The website in question is no longer available and no issues of any of the magazines have been released since.

Men (Charly McClain song)

"Men" is a song written by Jerry Hayes and Ronny Scaife, and recorded by American country music artist Charly McClain. It was released in January 1980 as the third single from the album Women Get Lonely. The song reached #7 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

Men (1924 film)

Men ( 1924) is an American silent film drama, directed by Dimitri Buchowetzki, starring Pola Negri, produced by Famous Players-Lasky, and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

The film was Negri's fifth feature for Paramount since coming to the United States in 1923.

Men (1918 film)

Men was a 1918 American silent societal drama film directed by Perry N. Vekroff based upon a play by Harry Sophus Sheldon. It starred Anna Lehr, Charlotte Walker, and Robert Cain. It is considered to be a lost film.

Men (TV series)

Men is an American drama television series that aired from March 25 until April 22, 1989.

Men (1997 film)

Men is a 1997 indie drama film written and directed by Zoe Clarke-Williams and starred by Sean Young.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

men

noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
armed men
▪ The Minister was kidnapped by armed men on his way to the airport.
enlisted men
▪ officers and enlisted men
men's room
the bin men (=the people who take your rubbish away)
▪ Which day do the bin men come?
us women/men/teachers etc
▪ Life is hard for us women.
wanted men
▪ one of the most wanted men in China
women/men/residents etc only
▪ The car park is for staff only.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
black
▪ Until 1989, most cases where white gay men, but the majority are now black heterosexual men.
▪ C., to beg forgiveness for the way black men had mistreated their women and neglected their families.
▪ Seventy-six black men and women had been lynched.
▪ More than a dozen young black men have been killed by Miami police within recent months.
▪ Police reported yesterday that four black men were stabbed and hacked to death in a battle in Magoda township.
▪ You see gentle black men shining shoes.
▪ Three bored black men sit in the back of a mini-van.
▪ How else would we account for black men being disproportionately arrested for robbery and murder?
gay
▪ In the 1970s, five thousand gay men moved to San Francisco each year.
▪ Among younger gay men, trends may become clearer at year-end.
▪ There were those - particularly gay men - who argued that there was no need for any gay politics at all.
▪ In study after study, openly gay men reported being less safe than those who are closeted, conflicted, or bisexual.
▪ These modest programmes were basically interviews in which gay men and lesbians discussed their lives and experiences.
▪ Many gay men are understandably loath to take a lesson in prevention from heterosexuals, but that lesson stands none the less.
▪ The recent political activities of Haringey Black Action has succeeded in raising the profile of Black lesbians and gay men.
▪ Is it responsible to be actively encouraging gay men to use a product that is untested?
old
▪ Hedgehogs had a lot more fleas than old men.
▪ The effect was unnerving, and at first I thought the old men would come to blows.
▪ The older men in the room are fascinated by Crilly.
▪ No, the old men were the real radicals, the ones who corrupted us all.
▪ Later as weapons and uniforms became available and with the help of the older men, the unit began to take shape.
▪ In basketball, you can have good teams consisting of high school kids, old men and women of all ages.
▪ Primarily because of their greater experience of disability, the needs of older women are often greater than those of older men.
other
▪ But now we can it last become what we really are and that means we shall become different from other men.
▪ Police believe at least four other men were involved.
▪ She had placed Donna next to Matthew Prescott, while Alex was seated beside one of the other men.
▪ When they began to investigate the tiny houses, they found other bodies: men, women, children ....
▪ Fei Yen took her drink and seated herself beside her husband, facing the other men.
▪ His plight affects us like the unwilling martyrdom of a saint who wants to be like other men.
▪ That lot only know how to squander what other men have earned.
▪ Have you aided other men in their perverted follies?
white
▪ They all represent the obsessional, neurotic and fetishistic sexuality of a gay scene, created by and for white men.
▪ And on the floor, still as far from white men as the limitless continent they once dreamed of, he died.
▪ The voice says two big white men have got out wearing suede coats.
▪ For 20 years, it focused exclusively on white men.
▪ Sometimes the white men were interested in taking care of the land.
▪ It's not very often that you get to see dozens of white men dressed up like pimps.
▪ By far the rudest electors, in my canvassing experience, are old, white, working-class men.
▪ Little wonder that Sarri Fong was frightened: hiS encounters with white men had been anything but cordial.
young
▪ For some reason, Sophie was plainly being pursued by a number of young men.
▪ Mr Alsop generally wore a velvet smoking jacket to dinner; the young men wore black tie.
▪ We had ten brave young men with us.
▪ The younger men were cynically attentive, petting their carefully trimmed beards inspired by Edison Banks.
▪ A bank of young men who meant nothing to me.
▪ Two young men, aged 18 and 27, were wounded.
▪ Today staff have been preparing to welcome 2 young men whom they thought they might never see again.
▪ The young men were happy, but a little abashed by all the magnificence.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
be all things to all men/people
▪ I finally realized I could not be all things to all people.
▪ Andrea felt tremendous pressure to succeed, to continue to be all things to all people.
▪ Anyway, these compendiums try to be all things to all people.
▪ For years, the stores had managed to be all things to all people.
▪ In this sense many of the international firms will try to be all things to all people.
▪ It is all things to all men ... and this is perhaps its number one axiom.
▪ No-one is all things to all people, and Anthea is no exception.
▪ Politicians have to be all things to all people.
▪ The single truck was all things to all men and women.
matchstick men/figures
▪ More like troubled at mill Salford says there's more to its patron saint than pictures of matchstick men.
men in (grey) suits
▪ An underground company that isn't dominated by the grey men in suits.
▪ And so did the other half-dozen men in suits standing around, fingering the silky negligees.
▪ Armies of worried men in suits stormed off the Lexington Avenue subway line and marched down the crooked pavements.
▪ For the rest, we saw only tyrants, technology and men in suits.
▪ Looking out, she saw men in suits getting into the medium-sized cars.
▪ Nor was she forced out by the men in grey suits - though intrigue played a major role.
▪ Then, at lunchtime, Mrs Thatcher met a group of the so-called men in grey suits.
▪ When he asked for Hugh Sixsmith at the desk, two men in suits climbed quickly from their chairs.
our fellow man/men
▪ It is this that prompts a deep feeling of compassion for the sub-human world and for all our fellow men.
▪ That is, better an unattainable ideal than a limited attainable goal when it comes to the welfare of our fellow men.
separate the men from the boys
that's life/men/politics etc (for you)
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Among single men, 59 percent buy into the myth and 68 percent of all married men believe it to be true.
▪ For the first time in the day he heard men laugh freely.
▪ Like men, we wire the lamps and repair the deck.
▪ Now she would just have to hope she did not meet any men on the way to the caves.
▪ Prices were falling and far-sighted men were looking for something else to cultivate.
▪ Some jittering movement among the men, non-believers finding faith in fear.
▪ Three of my men entered the woods, and we heard an ex-tremely loud explosion.
WordNet

man

  1. n. an adult male person (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus" [syn: adult male] [ant: woman]

  2. someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force; "two men stood sentry duty" [syn: serviceman, military man, military personnel] [ant: civilian]

  3. the generic use of the word to refer to any human being; "it was every man for himself"

  4. 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]

  5. any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae [syn: homo, human being, human]

  6. a male subordinate; "the chief stationed two men outside the building"; "he awaited word from his man in Havana"

  7. an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent); "the army will make a man of you"

  8. 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]

  9. a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer; "Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man" [syn: valet, valet de chambre, gentleman, gentleman's gentleman]

  10. one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea [syn: Isle of Man]

  11. 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]

  12. [also: manning, manned, men (pl)]

man

  1. v. take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place; "Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning"

  2. provide with men; "We cannot man all the desks"

  3. [also: manning, manned, men (pl)]

men

n. the force of workers available [syn: work force, workforce, manpower, hands]

men

See man

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

men

plural of man (n.). To separate the men from the boys in a figurative sense is from 1943; earliest uses tend to credit it to U.S. aviators in World War II.\n\nOne of the most expressive G.I. terms to come out of the late strife was "that's where they separate the men from the boys" -- so stated by American aviators leaning from their cockpits to observe a beach-landing under fire on some Pacific island far below.

["Arts Magazine," 1947]

Wiktionary

men

n. 1 (en-irregular plural of: man) 2 (lb en collective) (The) people, humanity.

The Collaborative International Dictionary

men

Keelman \Keel"man\, n.; pl. - men. See Keeler, 1.

Usage examples of "men".

Enyhow, thishere stranger awn whut lookted like a Kuhmbuhluhn hoss rid up aside of him and basted him with one them iron clubs the Kuhmbuhluhn mens fights with lots of times.

Le nocher peut mener sa nef Assurement par cette place Dans une tranquille bonace Sans redouter aucun mechef.

Proud of him cause he dide a trying to save John Welshes life and pat Morys life and the other mens lifes.

De theologische grondslag voor een missie was al tientallen jaren eerder gelegd: alleen het aantal planeten in het heelal wees er al op dat de mens niet het enige doel van de schepping was.

Sol, Luna, Tellus, Neptunus, Orcus, Proserpina, in part of moral and social qualities and states, such as Febris, Salus, Mens, Spes, Pudicitia, Pietas, Fides, Concordia, Virtus, Bellona, Victoria, Pax, Libertas, and others.

Alpini Boreae nunc hinc nunc flatibus illinc Eruere inter se certant, it stridor et altae Consternunt terram concusso stipite frondes, Ipsa haeret scopulis et quantum vertice ad auras Aetherias tantum radice in Tartara tendit: Haud secus adsiduis hinc atque hinc vocibus heros Tunditur et magno persentit pectore curas, Mens immota manet, lacrimae volvuntur inanes.

Vincenzo Giuliani had zijn hoge positie te danken aan zijn mensenkennis, maar deze mens had hij nooit begrepen.

Zoals een mens zou kunnen reageren op het plotseling verschijnen van een schorpioen of een ratelslang op de plaats waar hij zijn kamp heeft opgeslagen, wilde hij de dreiging niet alleen doden maar ook vernietigen, tot moleculen reduceren.

Dat menen we ook, op dat moment, maar tien of twintig jaar later lig je in een scheiding.

Tegen het eind van de eerste maand kon hij haar als een mens van vlees en bloed gaan zien en proberen haar te peilen.

When dem Klu Klux fust cum in operation de niggers think dat dey is hants er spirits, till dey fine out dat dey warnt nuthin but white mens wid dem garments on em.

Bertaulet, Jos,De Verloren Konig en de bronnen van de Graallegende , Stichting Mens en Kultuur, Ghent, 1991.

At the sight whereof I imagined with my selfe and deuised to thinke with what yron instruments, with what labour of mens hands, and number of workmen, such a piece of woorke could bee by great strength framed, with much paine layde together, and a long time in finishing.

And howsoeuer she may be thought greedie of other mens Dominions, she sent to Parma very noble and excellent Ambassadours, who being delayed from day to day, from moneth to moneth, without any thing accomplished, she notwithstanding tooke it patiently, and suffered so farre these dangerous delayes, that the Spanish Souldiers panting with haste and greedinesse for the blood and butcherie of her Maiestie, and people most deare vnto her, were come vpon her coastes, and before her doores.

Ze hoefde alleen maar het werk van een astronoom te analyseren en vervolgens een programma schrijven dat het sneller, goedkoper en beter kon doen dan een mens.