What is man?

  • (noun): An adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent).
    Example: "The army will make a man of you"
    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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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 ... 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 ...
Economy Of The Isle Of Man
... 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 ...
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 ... 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 ...
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 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 ... one game with Sokaku Takeda, Takeda utilized the Goban as a weapon against a man he mistook for an assassin ...

More definitions of "man":

  • (noun): One of the British Isles in the Irish Sea.
    Synonyms: Isle of Man
  • (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"
  • (verb): Take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place.
    Example: "Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning"
  • (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): Game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games.
    Synonyms: piece
  • (noun): An adult male person (as opposed to a woman).
    Synonyms: adult male
  • (verb): Provide with men.
    Example: "We cannot man all the desks"

Famous quotes containing the word man:

    There were times when I felt that I could bear no more. It was the Emergency Ward which almost broke me. I stood one night beside a man who had been caught in a flywheel, and whose body felt like jelly. I wanted him to die quickly, not to go on breathing. Oh, stop breathing. I can’t stand it. Die and stop suffering. I can’t stand it. I can’t.
    Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876–1958)

    Whenever there are in any country uncultivated lands and unemployed poor, it is clear that the laws of property have been so far extended as to violate natural right. The earth is given as a common stock for man to labor and live on.... The small landowners are the most precious part of a state.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    What man thinks of changing himself so as to suit his wife?
    Anthony Trollope (1815–1882)