man meaning

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man verb
1. (work) take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place
  • "Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning"
2. (staff) provide with workers
  • "We cannot man all the desks"
  • "Students were manning the booths"
man noun
1. (male) an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
Related: adult_male
Antonyms: woman
  • "there were two women and six men on the bus"
2. (person) the generic use of the word to refer to any human being
  • "it was every man for himself"
3. (subordinate) a male subordinate
  • "the chief stationed two men outside the building"
  • "he awaited word from his man in Havana"
4. (male) an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent)
  • "the army will make a man of you"
5. (male) a male person who plays a significant role (husband or lover or boyfriend) in the life of a particular woman
Antonyms: woman
  • "she takes good care of her man"
6. (game_equipment) game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games
Related: piece
  • "he taught me to set up the men on the chess board"
  • "he sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage"
Man noun
1. one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea
Related: Isle_of_Man
world noun
1. (homo) all of the living human inhabitants of the earth
Related: human_race, humanity, humankind, human_beings, humans, mankind, man
  • "all the world loves a lover"
  • "she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women"
homo noun
1. (hominid) any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
Related: man, human_being, human
valet noun
1. (manservant) a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer
Related: valet_de_chambre, gentleman, gentleman's_gentleman, man
  • "Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man"
serviceman noun
1. (skilled_worker) someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
Related: military_man, man, military_personnel
Antonyms: civilian
  • "two men stood sentry duty"
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