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 (, , 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.
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, dō, 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 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 (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
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]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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]
n. 1 (en-irregular plural of: man) 2 (lb en collective) (The) people, humanity.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
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.