(noun, verb, interjection)


1. Used to place emphasis upon something or someone; sometimes, but not always, when actually addressing a man.

- Man, that was a great catch!


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

Definition categories: person, adult, grownup, male

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

Similar word(s): serviceman

Definition categories: person

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

- it was every man for himself

Definition categories: person, individual, mortal, somebody, someone, soul

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

Similar word(s): human

Definition categories: animal, hominid

5. a male subordinate

- he awaited word from his man in Havana

Definition categories: person, subordinate, subsidiary, underling

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

- the army will make a man of you

Definition categories: person, male

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

- Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man

Similar word(s): gentleman, valet

Definition categories: person, manservant

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

Definition categories: person, lover, male

9. one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea

Definition categories: location

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

Similar word(s): piece

Definition categories: man–made

11. all of the living human inhabitants of the earth

- she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women

Similar word(s): humanity, humankind, humans, mankind, world

Definition categories: animal, group, grouping, human, man

Sentences with man as a noun:

- every man for himself

- Some people prefer apple pie, but me, I’m a cherry pie man.

- I always wanted to be a guitar man on a road tour, but instead I’m a flag man on a road crew.

- Like master, like man. (old proverb)all the king's men

- Come on, man, we've no time to lose!


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

- Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning

Definition categories: social, work

2. provide with workers

- We cannot man all the desks

- Students were manning the booths

Definition categories: competition, staff

Sentences with man as a verb:

- The shipped was manned with a small crew.

- Man the machine guns!