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English[]

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

Etymology[]

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[]

Noun[]

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[]

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[]

  • (adult male human): omi (Polari)

Antonyms[]

  • woman
  • boy

Derived terms[]

Translations[]

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Verb[]

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[]

  • overman v

Translations[]

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See also[]

Interjection[]

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[]

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

Anagrams[]

  • AMN,
  • MNA
  • 'nam, Nam

References[]

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

Albanian[]

Noun[]

Man m.

  1. mulberry tree

Verb[]

Man

  1. to feed
  2. to fatten

Derived terms[]

  • maj = I feed

Danish[]

Etymology 1[]

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

Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /maːn/, [mæːˀn]

Noun[]

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

  1. mane (longer hair growth on back of neck of a horse)
Inflection[]
Related terms[]
  • manke c.

Etymology 2[]

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

Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /man/, [man]

Pronoun[]

Man (indefinite pronoun)

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

Etymology 3[]

See mane.

Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /maːn/, [mæːˀn]

Verb[]

Man

  1. Imperative of mane.

Dutch[]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:

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Pronunciation[]

  • Template:Audio-IPA
  • IPA: /mɑn/

Etymology[]

Germanic, cognate with English man, German Mann.

Noun[]

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[]

  • alleman
  • andermans m.
  • belleman m.
  • bemannen, bemanning
  • Bosjesman m.
  • drieman m.
  • edelman m.
  • grietman m.
  • hoofdman m.
  • iemand
  • kiesman m.
  • koopman m.
  • landsman m.
  • leenman m.
  • mandag
  • mangat n.
  • manhaftig
  • mankracht
  • mannelijk
  • manschap m.
  • manuur n.
  • meerman m.
  • melkman m.
  • niemand m.
  • ontmannen
  • overmannen
  • raadsman m.
  • speelman m.
  • tienman m.
  • vakman m.
  • voorman m.
  • weerman m.
  • zeeman m.

Related terms[]

  • men

Faroese[]

Verb[]

Man

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

Conjugation[]

Template:Fo-conj-munna

Derived terms[]

  • tað man vera (so) - this may be (so)
  • tað man óivað vera beinari - this will doubtless be more correct

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Pronoun[]

Man

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

Synonyms[]

  • (standard): mann

Friulian[]

Etymology[]

From Latin manus.

Noun[]

Template:Fur-noun

  1. hand

Galician[]

Etymology[]

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

Noun[]

Man f. (plural mans)

  1. (anatomy) hand

German[]

Pronunciation[]

Pronoun[]

Man

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

Icelandic[]

Noun[]

Man n.

  1. maid

Verb[]

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[]

Noun[]

Man (hiragana まん)

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

Kurdish[]

Verb[]

Man

  1. to stay
  2. to remain

Lithuanian[]

Pronunciation[]

Pronoun[]

mán

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

Low Saxon[]

Conjunction[]

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

  1. only, but

Synonyms[]

  • avers
  • bloots

Mandarin[]

Pinyin syllable[]

man

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

Usage notes[]

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[]

Pronoun[]

Man

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

Noun[]

Man

  1. (horse) mane

Occitan[]

Etymology[]

From Latin manus.

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

Man f. (plural Mans)

  1. hand

Old English[]

Etymology 1[]

From mann.

Pronunciation[]

Pronoun[]

Man

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

Etymology 2[]

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

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

Template:Ang-noun

  1. crime, sin, wickedness

Swedish[]

Pronunciation[]

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

Noun[]

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[]

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

Pronoun[]

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[]

Etymology[]

From English man.

Noun[]

Template:Tpi-noun

  1. man (adult male human)

Antonyms[]

  • meri

Derived terms[]

  • manmeri
  • paniman

Torres Strait Creole[]

Etymology[]

From English man.

Noun[]

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

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

Welsh[]

Noun[]

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

  1. place.

Mutation[]

Template:Cy-mut-m


West Frisian[]

Pronunciation[]

  • [[w:Template:Fy phonology|IPA]]: /mɔn/

Noun[]

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

  1. man
  2. husband

Wik-Mungkan[]

Noun[]

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

  1. neck

Derived terms[]

  • man awal
  • man ngaat
  • man poonchal

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