What is man?

  • (noun): The generic use of the word to refer to any human being.
    Example: "It was every man for himself"
    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 ... way he performed aikido technique Ueshiba was said to be a simple but wise man, and a gifted farmer ... During one game with Sokaku Takeda, Takeda utilized the Goban as a weapon against a man he mistook for an assassin ...
History Of Southeast Asia - Prehistory - Paleolithic
... 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) ... 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 ...
Yukichi Chuganji
... a Japanese supercentenarian, the world's oldest person, and the world's oldest man until his death at age 114 years 189 days ... 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 half years younger than Chuganji ...
3 Lbs - Episodes
... 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 ... Even worse, the man believes the arm doesn't belong to him but rather to a fellow soldier who died ... 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
... 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 ...

More definitions of "man":

  • (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): A male subordinate.
    Example: "The chief stationed two men outside the building"; "he awaited word from his man in Havana"
  • (noun): An adult male person (as opposed to a woman).
    Synonyms: adult male
  • (verb): Provide with men.
    Example: "We cannot man all the desks"
  • (noun): Game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games.
    Synonyms: piece
  • (noun): One of the British Isles in the Irish Sea.
    Synonyms: Isle of Man
  • (noun): An adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent).
    Example: "The army will make a man of you"
  • (verb): Take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place.
    Example: "Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning"

Famous quotes containing the word man:

    In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead; in the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead.
    Erich Fromm (1900–1980)

    Folly follows us all through our lives. If one man seems wiser than his neighbors, it is only because his follies are better suited to his age and his fortune.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)

    Oh, what a might is this whose single frown
    Doth shake the world as it would shake it down?
    Which all from nothing fet, from nothing all;
    Hath all on nothing set, lets nothing fall.
    Gave all to nothing man indeed, whereby
    Through nothing man all might Him glorify.
    Edward Taylor (1645–1729)