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English noun: man

1. man (person) an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)


SamplesThere were two women and six men on the bus.


Synonymsadult male


Broader (hypernym)adult, grownup, male, male person


Narrower (hyponym)adonis, baboo, babu, bachelor, beau, beau, bey, Black man, boy, boyfriend, bozo, bruiser, bull, buster, castrate, cat, clotheshorse, dandy, divorced man, dude, dude, ejaculator, Esq, Esquire, eunuch, ex, ex-boyfriend, ex-husband, fashion plate, father figure, father surrogate, father-figure, fellow, fellow, fop, gallant, galoot, geezer, gentleman, golden boy, grass widower, graybeard, greybeard, guy, he-man, Herr, hombre, Hooray Henry, housefather, hunk, inamorato, iron man, ironman, ironside, macho-man, Methuselah, middle-aged man, Monsieur, old boy, old man, old man, paterfamilias, patriarch, Peter Pan, philanderer, ponce, posseman, Samson, Senhor, shaver, sheik, signior, signor, signore, sir, stiff, strapper, stud, swain, swell, Tarzan, unmarried man, white man, widower, widowman, womaniser, womanizer, wonder boy, yellow man, young buck, young man, young man


Instance hyponymAbel, Adam, Cain, Ham, Japheth, Seth, Shem


Part holonymadult male body, man's body


Antonymsadult female, woman

2. man (person) someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force


SamplesTwo men stood sentry duty.


Synonymsmilitary man, military personnel, serviceman


Broader (hypernym)skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker


Narrower (hyponym)air force officer, artilleryman, bluejacket, cannoneer, commander, commando, conscript, devil dog, draftee, enlisted person, ex-serviceman, gunner, inductee, leatherneck, machine gunner, Marine, military officer, military volunteer, navy man, noncombatant, occupier, officer, ranger, sailor, sailor boy, shipboard soldier, striper, vet, veteran, veteran, veteran soldier, voluntary, volunteer


Member meronymforce, military force, military group, military unit


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine


Antonymscivilian

3. man (person) the generic use of the word to refer to any human being


SamplesIt was every man for himself.


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

4. man (animal) any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage


Synonymshomo, human, human being


Broader (hypernym)hominid


Narrower (hyponym)Homo erectus, Homo habilis, Homo rhodesiensis, Homo sapiens, Homo sapiens neanderthalensis, Homo soloensis, human beings, human race, humanity, humankind, humans, man, mankind, Neandertal, Neandertal man, Neanderthal, Neanderthal man, Rhodesian man, world


Part holonymanatomy, arm, bod, body hair, build, chassis, face, figure, flesh, foot, form, frame, hand, head of hair, human body, human face, human foot, human head, loin, lumbus, mane, manus, material body, mitt, paw, pes, physical body, physique, shape, soma


Member meronymgenus Homo


Domain category membersbody, hyperdactyly, nutrition, organic structure, physical structure, polydactyly, prepubertal, prepubescent, schistosome dermatitis, side, swimmer's itch, syndactylism, syndactyly

5. man (person) a male subordinate


SamplesThe chief stationed two men outside the building.
He awaited word from his man in Havana.


Broader (hypernym)foot soldier, subordinate, subsidiary, underling

6. man (person) an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent)


SamplesThe army will make a man of you.


Broader (hypernym)male, male person

7. man (person) a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer


SamplesJeeves was Bertie Wooster's man.


Synonymsgentleman, gentleman's gentleman, valet, valet de chambre


Broader (hypernym)body servant, manservant

8. man (person) a male person who plays a significant role (husband or lover or boyfriend) in the life of a particular woman


SamplesShe takes good care of her man.


Broader (hypernym)lover, male, male person


Domain usagecolloquialism


Antonymswoman

9. Man (location) one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea


SynonymsIsle of Man


Instance hypernymisland


Part meronymBritish Isles

10. man (artifact) game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games


SamplesHe taught me to set up the men on the chess board.
He sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage.


Synonymspiece


Broader (hypernym)game equipment


Narrower (hyponym)black, checker, chequer, chess piece, chessman, tile, white

11. man (animal) all of the living human inhabitants of the earth


SamplesAll the world loves a lover.
She always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women.


Synonymshuman beings, human race, humanity, humankind, humans, mankind, world


Broader (hypernym)group, grouping, homo, human, human being, man


Member holonympeople


English verb: man

1. man (social) take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place


SamplesMr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)do work, work


Verb groupman

2. man (competition) provide with workers


SamplesWe cannot man all the desks.
Students were manning the booths.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)staff


Narrower (hyponym)crew


Verb groupman









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