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)
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
4. any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
Similar word(s): human
5. a male subordinate
- he awaited word from his man in Havana
6. an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent)
- the army will make a man of you
7. a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer
- Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's 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
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
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
2. provide with workers
- We cannot man all the desks
- Students were manning the booths
Sentences with man as a verb:
- The shipped was manned with a small crew.
- Man the machine guns!