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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 ... Ueshiba was said to be a simple but wise man, and a gifted farmer ... game with Sokaku Takeda, Takeda utilized the Goban as a weapon against a man he mistook for an assassin ...
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 ...
3 Lbs - Episodes
... 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 ... Ocko April 22, 2007 (2007-04-22) (BBC One) A young man has a motorcycle accident, and goes into a coma ...
Yukichi Chuganji
... 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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "man":

  • (noun): The generic use of the word to refer to any human being.
    Example: "It was every man for himself"
  • (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"
  • (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): An adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent).
    Example: "The army will make a man of you"
  • (noun): A male subordinate.
    Example: "The chief stationed two men outside the building"; "he awaited word from his man in Havana"
  • (noun): One of the British Isles in the Irish Sea.
    Synonyms: Isle 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"

Famous quotes containing the word man:

    In our most trivial walks, we are constantly, though unconsciously, steering like pilots by certain well-known beacons and headlands, and if we go beyond our usual course we still carry in our minds the bearing of some neighboring cape; and not till we are completely lost, or turned round,—for a man needs only to be turned round once with his eyes shut in this world to be lost,—do we appreciate the vastness and strangeness of nature.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    People between twenty and forty are not sympathetic. The child has the capacity to do but it can’t know. It only knows when it is no longer able to do—after forty. Between twenty and forty the will of the child to do gets stronger, more dangerous, but it has not begun to learn to know yet. Since his capacity to do is forced into channels of evil through environment and pressures, man is strong before he is moral. The world’s anguish is caused by people between twenty and forty.
    William Faulkner (1897–1962)

    If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)