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man

man

 
 
pronunciation:
maen
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
inflections: men
definition 1: an adult male human being.
synonyms:
gentleman, male
similar words:
chap, fellow, guy
definition 2: human beings in general; the human race.
Man cannot live without air and water.
synonyms:
humanity, humankind, mankind
similar words:
people, persons, race, world
definition 3: a playing piece used in board games.
I beat him in checkers by jumping his last man.
similar words:
checker, counter
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: manned, manning, mans
definition: to supply with people to do a job.
More sailors were needed to man the ship.
synonyms:
staff
similar words:
arm, cover, equip, post, station