Man Definition

Define what is Man?

1. adult male, Man (noun)

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

  • there were two women and six men on the bus.
Synonyms: adult male
Antonyms: adult female, woman (noun)

an adult female person (as opposed to a man).

Hypernyms

adult, grownup noun
a fully developed person from maturity onward.

male person, Male noun
a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies.

Hyponyms

Black man noun
a man who is Black.

white man noun
a man who is White.

yellow man noun
offensive term for an Asian man.

baboo, babu noun
used as a Hindi courtesy title; equivalent to English `Mr'.

bachelor, unmarried man noun
a man who has never been married.

bey noun
(formerly) a title of respect for a man in Turkey or Egypt.

boy noun
a friendly informal reference to a grown man.

beau, boyfriend, swain, young man, fellow noun
a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman.

ex-boyfriend noun
a man who is no longer a woman's boyfriend.

bruiser, strapper, Bull, Samson noun
a large and strong and heavyset man.

dandy, fashion plate, fop, gallant, beau, clotheshorse, dude, sheik, swell noun
a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance.

ejaculator noun
a man who ejaculates semen.

Esq, Esquire noun
a title of respect for a member of the English gentry ranking just below a knight; placed after the name.

castrate, eunuch noun
a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction.

father figure, father surrogate noun
a man who takes over all the functions of the real father.

father-figure noun
a man (often a powerful or influential man) who arouses emotions usually felt for your real father and with whom you identify psychologically.

buster, dude, fellow noun
an informal form of address for a man.

galoot noun
a disreputable or clumsy man.

geezer noun
a man who is (usually) old and/or eccentric.

gentleman noun
a man of refinement.

divorced man, grass widower noun
a man who is divorced from (or separated from) his wife.

Guy, hombre, bozo, CAT noun
an informal term for a youth or man.

Herr noun
a German man; used before the name as a title equivalent to Mr in English.

Hooray Henry noun
a lively and ineffectual upper-class young man.

housefather noun
a man in charge of children in an institution.

hunk noun
a well-built sexually attractive man.

ex, ex-husband noun
a man who was formerly a certain woman's husband.

inamorato noun
a man with whom you are in love or have an intimate relationship.

iron man, ironman noun
a strong man of exceptional physical endurance.

ironside noun
a man of great strength or bravery.

Adonis noun
any handsome young man.

middle-aged man noun
a man who is roughly between 45 and 65 years old.

Monsieur noun
used as a French courtesy title; equivalent to English `Mr'.

old boy, old man noun
a familiar term of address for a man.

graybeard, greybeard, old man, Methuselah noun
a man who is very old.

paterfamilias, patriarch noun
the male head of family or tribe.

Peter Pan noun
a boyish or immature man; after the boy in Barrie's play who never grows up.

ponce noun
a man who is effeminate in his manner and fussy in the way he dresses.

posseman noun
an able-bodied man serving as a member of a posse.

Senhor noun
a Portuguese title of respect; equivalent to English `Mr'.

shaver noun
an adult male who shaves.

signior, signor noun
used as an Italian courtesy title; can be prefixed to the name or used separately.

signore noun
an Italian title of respect for a man; equivalent to the English `sir'; used separately (not prefixed to his name).

Sir noun
term of address for a man.

stiff noun
an ordinary man.

he-man, macho-man, stud noun
a man who is virile and sexually active.

Tarzan noun
(sometimes used ironically) a man of great strength and agility (after the hero of a series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs).

widower, widowman noun
a man whose wife is dead especially one who has not remarried.

philanderer, womaniser, womanizer noun
a man who likes many women and has short sexual relationships with them.

golden boy, wonder boy noun
a man who is unusually successful at an early age.

young buck, young man noun
a teenager or a young adult male.

2. Man (verb)

take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place.

  • Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning.
Hypernyms

do work, work verb
be employed.

3. Man (verb)

provide with workers.

  • We cannot man all the desks.
  • Students were manning the booths.
Hypernyms

staff verb
provide with staff.

Hyponyms

crew verb
serve as a crew member on.

4. military man, serviceman, Man, military personnel (noun)

someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force.

  • two men stood sentry duty.
Antonyms: civilian (noun)

a nonmilitary citizen.

Hypernyms

skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker noun
a worker who has acquired special skills.

Hyponyms

air force officer, commander noun
an officer in the airforce.

artilleryman, cannoneer, gunner, machine gunner noun
a serviceman in the artillery.

bluejacket, navy man, sailor boy, sailor noun
a serviceman in the navy.

commando, Ranger noun
a member of a military unit trained as shock troops for hit-and-run raids.

conscript, draftee, inductee noun
someone who is drafted into military service.

enlisted person noun
a serviceman who ranks below a commissioned officer.

devil dog, leatherneck, Marine, shipboard soldier noun
a member of the United States Marine Corps.

military officer, officer noun
any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command.

noncombatant noun
a member of the armed forces who does not participate in combat (e.g. a chaplain or surgeon).

occupier noun
a member of a military force who is residing in a conquered foreign country.

striper noun
a serviceman who wears stripes on the uniform to indicate rank or years of service.

ex-serviceman, vet, veteran noun
a person who has served in the armed forces.

veteran, veteran soldier noun
a serviceman who has seen considerable active service.

military volunteer, voluntary, Volunteer noun
(military) a person who freely enlists for service.

5. Man (noun)

the generic use of the word to refer to any human being.

  • it was every man for himself.
Hypernyms

individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul noun
a human being.

6. human, human being, homo, Man (noun)

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

    Synonyms: human, human being, homo
    Hypernyms

    hominid noun
    a primate of the family Hominidae.

    Hyponyms

    human beings, human race, humankind, humans, mankind, humanity, world, Man noun
    all of the living human inhabitants of the earth.

    Homo erectus noun
    extinct species of primitive hominid with upright stature but small brain.

    Homo soloensis noun
    extinct primitive hominid of late Pleistocene; Java; formerly Javanthropus.

    Homo habilis noun
    extinct species of upright East African hominid having some advanced humanlike characteristics.

    Homo sapiens noun
    the only surviving hominid; species to which modern man belongs; bipedal primate having language and ability to make and use complex tools; brain volume at least 1400 cc.

    Homo sapiens neanderthalensis, Neandertal, Neandertal man, Neanderthal, Neanderthal man noun
    extinct robust human of Middle Paleolithic in Europe and western Asia.

    Homo rhodesiensis, Rhodesian man noun
    a primitive hominid resembling Neanderthal man but living in Africa.

    7. Man (noun)

    a male subordinate.

    • the chief stationed two men outside the building.
    • he awaited word from his man in Havana.
    Hypernyms

    subordinate, subsidiary, underling, foot soldier noun
    an assistant subject to the authority or control of another.

    8. Man (noun)

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

    • the army will make a man of you.
    Hypernyms

    male person, Male noun
    a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies.

    9. gentleman's gentleman, valet, valet de chambre, gentleman, Man (noun)

    a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer.

    • Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man.
    Hypernyms

    body servant noun
    a valet or personal maid.

    manservant noun
    a man servant.

    10. Man (noun)

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

    • she takes good care of her man.
    Antonyms: woman (noun)

    a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man.

    Hypernyms

    lover noun
    a significant other to whom you are not related by marriage.

    male person, Male noun
    a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies.

    11. Isle of Man, Man (noun)

    one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea.

      Synonyms: Isle of Man

      12. Man, piece (noun)

      game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games.

      • he taught me to set up the men on the chess board.
      • he sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage.
      Synonyms: piece
      Hypernyms

      game equipment noun
      equipment or apparatus used in playing a game.

      Hyponyms

      Black noun
      (board games) the darker pieces.

      chequer, checker noun
      one of the flat round pieces used in playing the game of checkers.

      chess piece, chessman noun
      any of 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game of chess.

      tile noun
      game equipment consisting of a flat thin piece marked with characters and used in board games like Mah-Jong, Scrabble, etc..

      White noun
      (board games) the lighter pieces.

      13. human beings, human race, humankind, humans, mankind, humanity, world, Man (noun)

      all of the living human inhabitants of the earth.

      • all the world loves a lover.
      • she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women.
      Hypernyms

      group, grouping noun
      any number of entities (members) considered as a unit.

      human, human being, homo, Man noun
      any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage.

      Nearby Terms

      man and wife (noun)
      two people who are married to each other

      man Friday (noun)
      the most helpful assistant

      man hour (noun)
      a time unit used in industry for measuring work

      man in the street (noun)
      a hypothetical average man

      man jack (noun)
      a single individual

      man of action (noun)
      someone inclined to act first and think later

      man of affairs (noun)
      a person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive)

      man of deeds (noun)
      someone inclined to act first and think later

      man of letters (noun)
      a man devoted to literary or scholarly activities

      man of means (noun)
      a man who is wealthy

      man of the cloth (noun)
      a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church

      man of the world (noun)
      a worldly-wise person

      man's body (noun)
      the body of an adult man

      man's clothing (noun)
      clothing that is designed for men to wear

      man-about-town (noun)
      a man devoted to the pursuit of pleasure