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man

man

 
pronunciation:
maen
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
inflections: men
definition 1: a fully grown male human.
synonyms:
gentleman, male
similar words:
chap, fellow, guy
definition 2: human beings in general; the human race; all mankind.
synonyms:
Homo sapiens, humanity, humankind, mankind
similar words:
earthlings, people, persons, race, world
definition 3: (informal) a husband or male lover.
synonyms:
beau, boyfriend, hubby, husband, suitor
similar words:
bridegroom, consort, groom, lover, mate, paramour, partner, Romeo, spouse
definition 4: a male person possessing qualities that are considered to be manly.
synonyms:
he-man, hercules
similar words:
adonis, animal, hunk, jock, tarzan
definition 5: a playing piece or marker used in certain games, esp. board games such as checkers.
synonyms:
piece
similar words:
checker, chessman, counter
definition 6: (slang; often cap.) a person of power and authority, as a policeman, or (among blacks) a white man (prec. by the).
similar words:
big shot, boss, chief, establishment, headman, honcho, honky, leader, power structure
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: manned, manning, mans
definition: to supply with men in order to run or operate something.
We need more soldiers to man the battle stations.
synonyms:
staff
similar words:
arm, cover, equip, post, station