Wikipedia

See also the man

Contents

English[edit | edit source]

Most common English words: other « very « upon « #69: man » may » about » its

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From Old English mann, from Proto-Germanic *mannz, mannōn (cf. Dutch man, German Mann, Norwegian mann), from Proto-Indo-European *manus 'human being' (cf. Avestan [[manuš#Template:Ae|manuš]], Sanskrit mánuṣ).

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Singular
Man

Plural
men

Man (men)

  1. An adult male human.
  2. A mensch; a person of integrity and honor.
  3. An abstract person; a person of either gender, usually an adult.
    every man for himself
  4. (collective) All humans collectively; mankind. Also Man.
    prehistoric man
  5. A piece or token used in board games such as chess.
  6. A professional person.
    We'll have to call a man in to fix it

Usage notes[edit | edit source]

The principal sense of the word is an adult male human, not a generic human, which explains the awkwardness of the following sentence:
  • Man, like other mammals, breastfeeds his young.[1]
Nonsexist language advocates recommend the use of human, human being, humankind, and person depending on contexts instead of man.

Synonyms[edit | edit source]

  • (adult male human): omi (Polari)

Antonyms[edit | edit source]

Derived terms[edit | edit source]

Translations[edit | edit source]

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

Verb[edit | edit source]

Infinitive
to Man

Third person singular
man

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
n

to Man (third-person singular simple present man, present participle n, simple past and past participle ed)

  1. (transitive) To supply with staff or crew (of either sex).
    The shipped was manned with a small crew.
  2. (transitive) To take up position in order to operate something.
    Man the machine guns!

Derived terms[edit | edit source]

Translations[edit | edit source]

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

See also[edit | edit source]

Interjection[edit | edit source]

Man

  1. An interjection used to place emphasis upon something or someone.
    Man, that was a great catch!
    Template:Geordie Hoo man woman!
    Template:Geordie Giv'is a bottle of dog man!

Quotations[edit | edit source]

For examples of the usage of this term see the citations page.

Anagrams[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Nonsexist Language Guideline, the University of New Hampshire.

Albanian[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Man m.

  1. mulberry tree

Verb[edit | edit source]

Man

  1. to feed
  2. to fatten

Derived terms[edit | edit source]


Danish[edit | edit source]

Etymology 1[edit | edit source]

From Old Norse mǫn, from Proto-Indo-European *mon- (neck).

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

  • IPA: /maːn/, [mæːˀn]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Man c. (singular definite Manen, plural indefinite Maner)

  1. mane (longer hair growth on back of neck of a horse)
Inflection[edit | edit source]
Related terms[edit | edit source]

Etymology 2[edit | edit source]

From Old Norse menn, plural form of man. Transition to pronoun by German influence.

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

  • IPA: /man/, [man]

Pronoun[edit | edit source]

Man (indefinite pronoun)

  1. you
  2. they, people
  3. we, one

Etymology 3[edit | edit source]

See mane.

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

  • IPA: /maːn/, [mæːˀn]

Verb[edit | edit source]

Man

  1. Imperative of mane.

Dutch[edit | edit source]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia nl

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Germanic, cognate with English man, German Mann.

Noun[edit | edit source]

Man m. (plural mannen, diminutive mannetje or manneke, diminutive plural mannetjes or manneken)

also has Archaic plurals: lieden and lui
  1. man human male, either adult or age-irrespective
    De oude man en de zee.
    The Old Man and the Sea.
  2. husband, male spouse

Derived terms[edit | edit source]

Related terms[edit | edit source]


Faroese[edit | edit source]

Verb[edit | edit source]

Man

  1. First and third person singular present of munna.
    I, he, she, it will / may

Conjugation[edit | edit source]

Template:Fo-conj-munna

Derived terms[edit | edit source]

Template:-

Pronoun[edit | edit source]

Man

  1. (colloquial) one, they (indefinite third person singular pronoun)

Synonyms[edit | edit source]


Friulian[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From Latin manus.

Noun[edit | edit source]

Template:Fur-noun

  1. hand

Galician[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From Latin manus. Compare Catalan , French main, Italian mano, Occitan man, Portuguese mão, Romanian mână, Sardinian [[manu#Template:Sc|manu]], Spanish mano.

Noun[edit | edit source]

Man f. (plural mans)

  1. (anatomy) hand

German[edit | edit source]

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Pronoun[edit | edit source]

Man

  1. Template:Indefinite one, they (indefinite third person singular pronoun)
    was man sehen kann — what one can see

Icelandic[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Man n.

  1. maid

Verb[edit | edit source]

Man

  1. Past, first person of the verb of muna. I remember
    Ég man ekki.
    I don't remember.
  2. Past, third person of the verb of muna. he/she/it remembered
    Hann man hvað gerðist.
    He remembered what happened.

Japanese[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Man (hiragana まん)

  1. [[#Japanese|]]: ten thousand
  2. マン: man

Kurdish[edit | edit source]

Verb[edit | edit source]

Man

  1. to stay
  2. to remain

Lithuanian[edit | edit source]

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Pronoun[edit | edit source]

mán

  1. Template:Lt-form-pronoun
    Duok man knygą.
    Give me that book.

Low Saxon[edit | edit source]

Conjunction[edit | edit source]

Man [[Category:basso sassone conjunctions|Man]]

  1. only, but

Synonyms[edit | edit source]


Mandarin[edit | edit source]

Pinyin syllable[edit | edit source]

man

  1. Nonstandard spelling of mān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of mán.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of mǎn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of màn.

Usage notes[edit | edit source]

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.


Norwegian[edit | edit source]

Pronoun[edit | edit source]

Man

  1. you
  2. one
  3. they
  4. people

Noun[edit | edit source]

Man

  1. (horse) mane

Occitan[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From Latin manus.

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Man f. (plural Mans)

  1. hand

Old English[edit | edit source]

Etymology 1[edit | edit source]

From mann.

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Pronoun[edit | edit source]

Man

  1. one, someone, they (often used to form the passive)

Etymology 2[edit | edit source]

Cognate with Old Saxon mēn, Old High German mein, Old Norse mein.

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Template:Ang-noun

  1. crime, sin, wickedness

Swedish[edit | edit source]

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

  • noicon
    (file)
    (definitions noun 1.-3. and pronoun 1.)

Noun[edit | edit source]

Man c. IPA: ˈman, if not stated else.

  1. man (adult male human)
  2. husband
  3. Template:Military Member of a troop.
  4. IPA: ˈmɑːn mane (of a horse or lion)

Inflection[edit | edit source]

Template:Sv-noun Template:Sv-noun-nolink Template:Sv-noun

Pronoun[edit | edit source]

Man c. (accusative/dative en, plural ena, possesive ens, reflexive sig, possessive reflexive common sin, possessive reflexive neuter sitt, possessive reflexive plural sina)

  1. Template:Indefinite one, they; people in general
    vad man kan se — what one can see

Tok Pisin[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From English man.

Noun[edit | edit source]

Template:Tpi-noun

  1. man (adult male human)

Antonyms[edit | edit source]

Derived terms[edit | edit source]


Torres Strait Creole[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From English man.

Noun[edit | edit source]

Man [[Category:Template:Tcs nouns|Man]]

  1. husband
  2. a married man
  3. any man

Welsh[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Man [[Category:Template:Cy nouns|Man]]

  1. place.

Mutation[edit | edit source]

Template:Cy-mut-m


West Frisian[edit | edit source]

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Man [[Category:Template:Fy nouns|Man]] (pl. men, manlju)

  1. man
  2. husband

Wik-Mungkan[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Man [[Category:Template:Wim nouns|Man]]

  1. neck

Derived terms[edit | edit source]

af:man ang:man ar:man an:man as:man ast:man bn:man zh-min-nan:man br:man cs:man da:man de:man et:man el:man es:man eo:man fa:man fo:man fr:man ga:man gl:man ko:man hy:man hr:man io:man id:man is:man it:man kn:man kk:man rw:man ky:man sw:man ku:man lo:man la:man lt:man li:man hu:man ml:man nl:man ja:man no:man oc:man pl:man pt:man ro:man ru:man simple:man sr:man fi:man sv:man tl:man ta:man te:man th:man tr:man uk:man vi:man vo:man wo:man zh:man

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.