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[ noun ] an adult male person (as opposed to a woman)

Synonyms

adult_male

Examples

"there were two women and six men on the bus"

Used in print

(Norman Kent, "The Watercolor Art of Roy M. Mason"...)

More_often_than_not I have found easy excuse to leave my own work and stand at a respectable distance where I could watch this man transform raw nature into a composed , not imitative , painting .

(Bern Dibner, "Oerstad and the Discovery of Electro...)

So impressive were those serious years of study at the university that Hans later wrote , `` to be perfectly free , the young man must revel in the great kingdom of thought and imagination ; there is a struggle there , in which , if he falls , it is easy for him to rise again , there is freedom of utterance there , which draws after it no irreparable consequences on society .

(Sports Age, 24:9...)

But with the exception of professional athletes , few contact_sports and physical_education activities in our schools have any carryover in the adult life of the average American man or woman .

(Philip Reaves, "Who Rules the Marriage Bed?"...)

The husband is usually a well-educated professional , preoccupied with his job - often an organization man whose motto for getting_ahead is : `` Do n't rock_the_boat '' .

Furthermore , Dr._Calderone says , a certain number of docile , retiring men always have been around .

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[ noun ] (military,work) someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force

Examples

"two men stood sentry duty"

Used in print

(John Harnsberger and Robert P. Wilkins,...)

Selkirk persuaded eighty men and four officers to go_to Red_River where they were to serve as a military_force to protect his settlers from the hostile Northwest_Company which resented the intrusion of farmers into the fur traders ' empire .

On Big_Stone_Lake near the headwaters of the Red_River , Robert_Dickson , Superintendent of the Western Indian_Department of Canada , had a trading_post and planned in 1818 to build a fort to be defended by twenty men and two small artillery pieces .

(Booton Herndon, "From Custer to Korea, The 7th Cavalry"...)

Of all the thousands of men who have served in the 7_th_Cav , perhaps no one knows its spirit better than Lieutenant_Colonel_Melbourne_C._Chandler .

But still Mel_Chandler was not completely convinced that men would really die for a four syllable word , `` Garryowen '' .

One of his innovations was to see_to_it that every man - cook and clerk as_well_as rifleman - qualified with every weapon in the troop .

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[ noun ] the generic use of the word to refer to any human being

Examples

"it was every man for himself"

Used in print

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

On_the_contrary , even in the heart of `` the Bible_belt '' itself , as can be attested by any one who is called to work there , the industrial and technological_revolutions have long been under_way , together with the corresponding changes in man 's picture of himself and his world .

Can the church risk assuming that the `` folly '' of men is as dear to God as their `` wisdom '' , or , as is also commonly implied , that `` the foolishness of God '' and `` the foolishness of men '' are simply two ways of talking_about the same thing ?

Can the church risk assuming that the `` folly '' of men is as dear to God as their `` wisdom '' , or , as is also commonly implied , that `` the foolishness of God '' and `` the foolishness of men '' are simply two ways of talking_about the same thing ?

There is an ancient and venerable tradition in the church ( which derives , however , from the heritage of the Greeks rather than from the Bible ) that God is completely independent of his creation and so has no need of men for accomplishing his work in the world .

And yet this is exactly the risk we run when we assume , as we too often do , that we can continue to preach the gospel in a form that makes it seem incredible and irrelevant to cultured men .

Related terms

person

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[ noun ] all of the inhabitants of the earth

Examples

"all the world loves a lover" "she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women"

Used in print

(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)

Demons , fairies , angels , and a host of other spiritual_beings were as much a part of the experiential world of western man as were rocks and trees and stars .

The house has been swept so clean that contemporary man has been left with no means , or at_best with wholly inadequate means , for dealing with his experience of spirit .

When we see the steady and methodical inculcation into humanity of the idea of man 's worthlessness - until redeemed - the necessity of the Devil may become evident as a weapon , a weapon designed and used time_and_time_again in every age to whip men into a surrender to a particular church or church-state '' .

When we see the steady and methodical inculcation into humanity of the idea of man 's worthlessness - until redeemed - the necessity of the Devil may become evident as a weapon , a weapon designed and used time_and_time_again in every age to whip men into a surrender to a particular church or church-state '' .

Apart from spirit there could be no community , for it is spirit which draws men into community and gives to any community its unity , cohesiveness , and permanence .

Related terms

group people

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[ noun ] (zoology) any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae

Used in print

("Editorials"...)

When a man is laid_to_rest , he is entitled to stay_put .

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

If a man totally ignorant of America were to judge our land and its civilization based on Hollywood alone , what conclusions do you think he might come_to ?

(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)

We get some clue from a_few remembrances of childhood and from the circumstance that we are probably not much more afraid of people now than man ever was .

(LeRoy Fothergill, "Biological Warfare", in Peter...)

Biological_warfare is the intentional use of living microorganisms or their toxic products for the purpose of destroying or reducing the military effectiveness of man .

Man may also be injured secondarily by damage to his food crops or domestic_animals .

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[ noun ] (work) a male subordinate

Examples

"the chief stationed two men outside the building" "he awaited word from his man in Havana"

Used in print

(Dell Shannon, The Ace of Spades....)

My man , he won n't be around a little while , he just fixed me up with this stuff they took_out of the Elite .

(Alex Gordon, The Cipher....)

After Captain_Docherty sent Arleigh_Griffith for Hoag he was able to complete his detailed inspection of the third floor and to receive a report from his man covering the floors above before Griffith returned , buoyed_up by a brief stop for another glass of champagne .

(Breni James, Nights of the Kill....)

It was the posture which the men had come to recognize as that of Killpath defying his ulcer .

But for some fool reason he could n't remember which men he 'd put on the transfer detail .

Related terms

subordinate

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[ noun ] an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent)

Examples

"the army will make a man of you"

Related terms

male

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[ verb ] (work) take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place

Examples

"Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning"

Used in print

(Peter Wyden, "The Chances of Accidental War"...)

I asked the same questions inside the launch-control rooms of an Atlas missile base in Wyoming , where officers who wear sidearms are manning the `` commit buttons '' that could start a war - accidentally or by_design - and in the command centers where other pistol-packing men could give orders to push such buttons .

He or his deputy or one of their seven assistants , all full colonels , mans the heart of the command_post twenty-four_hours a day .

Related terms

work

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[ noun ] (informal) a male person who plays a significant role (husband or lover or boyfriend) in the life of a particular woman

Examples

"she takes good care of her man"

Related terms

woman male lover colloquialism

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[ noun ] (work) a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer

Examples

"Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man"

Related terms

manservant body_servant valet

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[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 13462
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[ noun ] (geography) one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea

Synonyms

Isle_of_Man

Related terms

island

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[ noun ] Man's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 1176
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[ noun ] Woman's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 3307
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[ verb ] (work) provide with men

Examples

"We cannot man all the desks"

Related terms

staff crew valet

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[ noun ] (games) game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games

Synonyms

piece

Examples

"he taught me to set up the men on the chess board" "he sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage"

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