What is man?

  • (noun): Game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games.
    Synonyms: piece
    See also — Additional definitions below

Man

In English, lower case man (pl. men) refers to an adult human male (the term boy is the usual term for a human male child or adolescent). Although men typically have a male reproductive system, some intersex people with ambiguous genitals, and biologically female transgender people, may also be classified or self-identify as a "man".

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Morihei Ueshiba - Personal Traits
... As a young man, Ueshiba was renowned for his incredible physical strength ... changed the way he performed aikido technique Ueshiba was said to be a simple but wise man, and a gifted farmer ... utilized the Goban as a weapon against a man he mistook for an assassin ...
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... Seger discovers he is involved with the attorney of a man he's treating who has been accused of a violent crime 3 "Heart-Stopping" John David Coles Scott Kaufer November 28, 2006 (2006-11-28) (CBS) 7.97 A woman that ... Even worse, the man believes the arm doesn't belong to him but rather to a fellow soldier who died ... April 22, 2007 (2007-04-22) (BBC One) A young man has a motorcycle accident, and goes into a coma ...
Yukichi Chuganji
... the world's oldest person, and the world's oldest man until his death at age 114 years 189 days ... title of Japan's and Asia's oldest living man for over 3 and a half years - the longest that this title has ever been held ... Chuganji was the last surviving Asian man born before 1894, as his successor as Asia's oldest living man, Kameni Nakamura, was born in late 1894 and was over five and a half ...
Economy Of The Isle Of Man
... Offshore banking, manufacturing, and tourism form key sectors of the economy of the Isle of Man, a British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea ... The stability of the Government and openness for business make the Isle of Man an attractive alternative jurisdiction (DAW Index ranked 3) ... The Isle of Man has free access to European Union markets for goods, but only has restricted access for services, people, or financial products ...
History Of Southeast Asia - Prehistory - Paleolithic
... known human-like inhabitant some 500,000 years ago was "Java Man" (first classified as Pithecanthropus erectus, then subsequently named a part of the species ... Recently discovered was a species of human, dubbed "Flores Man" (Homo floresiensis), a miniature hominid that grew only three feet tall ... Flores Man seems to have shared some islands with Java Man until only 10,000 years ago, when they became extinct ...

More definitions of "man":

  • (verb): Provide with men.
    Example: "We cannot man all the desks"
  • (noun): A male subordinate.
    Example: "The chief stationed two men outside the building"; "he awaited word from his man in Havana"
  • (noun): The generic use of the word to refer to any human being.
    Example: "It was every man for himself"
  • (noun): A male person who plays a significant role (husband or lover or boyfriend) in the life of a particular woman.
    Example: "She takes good care of her man"
  • (noun): An adult male person (as opposed to a woman).
    Synonyms: adult male
  • (verb): Take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place.
    Example: "Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning"
  • (noun): An adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent).
    Example: "The army will make a man of you"
  • (noun): One of the British Isles in the Irish Sea.
    Synonyms: Isle of Man

Famous quotes containing the word man:

    The judiciary has fallen to a very low state in this country. I think your part of the country has suffered especially. The federal judges of the South are a disgrace to any country, and I’ll be damned if I put any man on the bench of whose character and ability there is the least doubt.
    William Howard Taft (1857–1930)

    When the doctrine of allegiance to party can utterly up-end a man’s moral constitution and make a temporary fool of him besides, what excuse are you going to offer for preaching it, teaching it, extending it, perpetuating it? Shall you say, the best good of the country demands allegiance to party? Shall you also say it demands that a man kick his truth and his conscience into the gutter, and become a mouthing lunatic, besides?
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision. The more a man can achieve, the more he may be certain that the devil will inhabit a part of his creation.
    Norman Mailer (b. 1923)