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Meaning & Definition of Man in English





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

  • "There were two women and six men on the bus"
  • man,
  • adult male

2. Someone who serves in the armed forces

  • A member of a military force
  • "Two men stood sentry duty"
  • serviceman,
  • military man,
  • man,
  • military personnel

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

  • "It was every man for himself"
  • man

4. Any living or extinct member of the family hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage

  • homo,
  • man,
  • human being,
  • human

5. A male subordinate

  • "The chief stationed two men outside the building"
  • "He awaited word from his man in havana"
  • man

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

  • "The army will make a man of you"
  • man

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

  • "Jeeves was bertie wooster's man"
  • valet,
  • valet de chambre,
  • gentleman,
  • gentleman's gentleman,
  • man

8. 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"
  • man

9. One of the british isles in the irish sea

  • Man,
  • Isle of Man

10. 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"
  • man,
  • piece

11. 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"
  • world,
  • human race,
  • humanity,
  • humankind,
  • human beings,
  • humans,
  • mankind,
  • man


1. Take charge of a certain job

  • Occupy a certain work place
  • "Mr. smith manned the reception desk in the morning"
  • man

2. Provide with workers

  • "We cannot man all the desks"
  • "Students were manning the booths"
  • man

Examples of using

"Ganon made man in his image, and spoke to his creations: "You are my prisoners." Wait, what the hell is this..?" "It's a book." "I know a book if I see one, Sister Ipo. What book—" "Read the book!" "You goose."
Who is this tall blond man?
This man is a merchant.