What is man?

  • (noun): One of the British Isles in the Irish Sea.
    Synonyms: Isle of Man
    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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History Of Southeast Asia - Prehistory - Paleolithic
... The area's first 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 Homo erectus) ... 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 ...
Morihei Ueshiba - Personal Traits
... As a young man, Ueshiba was renowned for his incredible physical strength ... technique Ueshiba was said to be a simple but wise man, and a gifted farmer ... Takeda, Takeda 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 ... Even worse, the man believes the arm doesn't belong to him but rather to a fellow soldier who died. 6 "Bad Boys" Sanford Bookstaver Peter Ocko April 22, 2007 (2007-04-22) (BBC One) A young man has a motorcycle accident, and goes into a coma ...
Economy Of The Isle Of Man
... 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 ...
Yukichi Chuganji
... supercentenarian, the world's oldest person, and the world's oldest man until his death at age 114 years 189 days ... Chuganji held the 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 ...

More definitions of "man":

  • (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 (as opposed to a woman).
    Synonyms: adult male
  • (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 who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent).
    Example: "The army will make a man of you"
  • (noun): Game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games.
    Synonyms: piece
  • (verb): Provide with men.
    Example: "We cannot man all the desks"
  • (noun): The generic use of the word to refer to any human being.
    Example: "It was every man for himself"
  • (noun): A male subordinate.
    Example: "The chief stationed two men outside the building"; "he awaited word from his man in Havana"

Famous quotes containing the word man:

    Socratic man believes that all virtue is cognition, and that all that is needed to do what is right is to know what is right. This does not hold for Mosaic man who is informed with the profound experience that cognition is never enough, that the deepest part of him must be seized by the teachings, that for realization to take place his elemental totality must submit to the spirit as clay to the potter.
    Martin Buber (1878–1965)

    Man lording it over man, man kneeling to man, is a spectacle that Gabriel might well travel hitherward to behold; for never did he behold it in heaven.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    The saint and poet seek privacy to ends the most public and universal: and it is the secret of culture, to interest the man more in his public, than in his private quality.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)