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Definitions and meaning of man

man

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /mæn/
  • (æ-tensing) IPA(key): [mɛən], [meən], [mẽə̃n]
  • (Jamaica) IPA(key): [mɑn]
  • (General New Zealand, parts of South Africa) IPA(key): [mɛn]
  • Rhymes: -æn

Etymology 1

From Middle English man, from Old English mann m (human being, person, man), from Proto-West Germanic *mann, from Proto-Germanic *mann- m (human being, man). Doublet of Manu.

Alternative forms

  • (singular): mang (dialectal rendering, suggesting a Spanish accent), mans (slang), mon (slang, used in the vocative, in places such as Jamaica and Shropshire in England), mxn (rare, feminist)
  • (plural): mans (Multicultural London English, Toronto, nonstandard, proscribed), mens, man, mandem (Multicultural London English), mens (nonstandard, African-American Vernacular), mxn (rare, feminist), myn (very rare, chiefly humorous)
  • (interjection): maaan (elongated)

Noun

man (plural men)

  1. An adult male human.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, Henry V, act 4, scene 1:
      The king is but a man, as I am; the violet smells to him as it doth to me.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:man.
  2. (collective) All human males collectively: mankind.
    • 2011, Eileen Gray and the Design of Sapphic Modernity: Staying In, page 109:
      Unsurprisingly, if modern man is a sort of camera, modern woman is a picture.
  3. A human, a person regardless of gender, usually an adult. (See usage notes.)
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2, act 4, scene 2:
      [] a man cannot make him laugh.
    • c. 1700, Joseph Addison, Monaco, Genoa, &c., page 9:
      A man would expect, in so very ancient a town of Italy, to find some considerable antiquities; but all they have to show of this nature is an old Rostrum of a Roman ship, that stands over the door of their arsenal.
    • 1991 edition (original: 1953), Darell Huff, How to Lie with Statistics, pages 19–20:
      Similarly, the next time you learn from your reading that the average man (you hear a good deal about him these days, most of it faintly improbable) brushes his teeth 1.02 times a day—a figure I have just made up, but it may be as good as anyone else's – ask yourself a question. How can anyone have found out such a thing? Is a woman who has read in countless advertisements that non-brushers are social offenders going to confess to a stranger that she does not brush her teeth regularly?
    • 2021 January 20, Amanda Gorman, "The Hill We Climb":
      We are striving to forge our union with purpose. To compose a country committed to all cultures, colors, characters and conditions of man.
  4. (collective) All humans collectively: mankind, humankind, humanity. (Sometimes capitalized as Man.)
    • 1647, Westminster Shorter Catechism, question 10:
      How did God create man?
      God created man male and female, after his own image, in knowledge, righteousness, and holiness, with dominion over the creatures.
  5. (anthropology, archaeology, paleontology) A member of the genus Homo, especially of the species Homo sapiens.
    • 1990, The Almanac of Science and Technology →ISBN, page 68:
      The evidence suggests that close relatives of early man, in lineages that later became extinct, also were able to use tools.
  6. A male person, usually an adult; a (generally adult male) sentient being, whether human, supernatural, elf, alien, etc.
    • c. 1500, A Gest of Robyn Hode, in the Child Ballads:
      For God is holde a ryghtwys man.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, Much Ado about Nothing, act 3, scene 5:
      God's a good man.
    • 1609, Ben Jonson, Epicœne, or The silent woman:
      Expect: But was the devil a proper man, gossip?
      As fine a gentleman of his inches as ever I saw trusted to the stage, or any where else.
    • 2008, Christopher Paolini, Brisingr: Or The Seven Promises of Eragon Shadeslayer and Saphira Bjartskular - Inheritance Book Three (→ISBN), page 549:
      Clearing a space between the tables, the men tested their prowess against one another with feats of wrestling and archery and bouts with quarterstaves. Two of the elves, a man and a woman, demonstrated their skill with swordplay— []
    • 2014, Oisin McGann, Kings of the Realm: Cruel Salvation, Penguin UK (→ISBN):
      There was a pair of burly dwarves – a woman and a man – bearing the markings of the formidable Thane Guards.
  7. An adult male who has, to an eminent degree, qualities considered masculine, such as strength, integrity, and devotion to family; a mensch.
    • 2011, Timothy Shephard, Can We Help Us?: Growing Up Bi-Racial in America →ISBN, page 181:
      I had the opportunity to marry one of them but wasn't mature enough to be a man and marry her and be close to the [] children and raise them [].
  8. (uncountable, obsolete, uncommon) Manliness; the quality or state of being manly.
    • 1598, Ben Jonson, Every Man in His Humour
      Methought he bare himself in such a fashion, / So full of man, and sweetness in his carriage, / []
  9. A husband.
    • Book of Common Prayer:
      I pronounce that they are man and wife.
    • 1715, Joseph Addison, The Freeholder:
      In the next place, every wife ought to answer for her man.
  10. A lover; a boyfriend.
  11. A male enthusiast or devotee; a male who is very fond of or devoted to a specified kind of thing. (Used as the last element of a compound.)
  12. A person, usually male, who has duties or skills associated with a specified thing. (Used as the last element of a compound.)
  13. A person, usually male, who can fulfill one's requirements with regard to a specified matter.
    • 2007, Thriller: Stories to Keep You Up All Night →ISBN, page 553:
      "She's the man for the job."
    • 2008, Soccer Dad: A Father, a Son, and a Magic Season →ISBN, page 148:
      Joanie volunteered, of course — if any dirty job is on offer requiring running, she's your man
    • 2012, The Island Caper: A Jake Lafferty Action Novel →ISBN, page 34:
      He also owns the only backhoe tractor on Elbow Cay, so whenever anyone needs a cistern dug, he's their man.
  14. A male who belongs to a particular group: an employee, a student or alumnus, a representative, etc.
    • 1909, Harper's Weekly, volume 53, page iii:
      When President Roosevelt goes walking in the country about Washington he is always accompanied by two Secret Service men.
    • 1913, Robert Herrick, One Woman's Life, page 46:
      "And they're very good people, I assure you — he's a Harvard man." It was the first time Milly had met on intimate terms a graduate of a large university.
  15. An adult male servant.
  16. (historical) A vassal; a subject.
    (old proverb)
    • c. 1700s, William Blackstone:
      The vassal, or tenant, kneeling, ungirt, uncovered, and holding up his hands between those of his lord, professed that he did become his man from that day forth, of life, limb, and earthly honour.
  17. A piece or token used in board games such as chess.
    • 1883, Henry Richter, Chess Simplified!, page 4:
      The white men are always put on that side of the board which commences by row I, and the black men are placed opposite.
  18. A term of familiar address often implying on the part of the speaker some degree of authority, impatience, or haste.
  19. A friendly term of address usually reserved for other adult males.
  20. (sports) A player on whom another is playing, with the intent of limiting their attacking impact.
    • 2018 Dinny Navaratnam, Andrews will learn from experience: Fagan Brisbane Lions, 30 July 2018. Accessed 6 August 2018.
      "It was a brutal return to football for Brisbane Lions defender Harris Andrews as his man Tom Hawkins booted seven goals but Lions Coach Chris Fagan said the team's defensive faults, rather than the backman's, allowed the big Cat to dominate."
Usage notes
  • The use of “man” (compare Old English: mann, wer, wīf) to mean both “human (of any gender)” and “adult male”, which developed after Old English’s distinct term for the latter (wer) fell out of use, has been criticized since at least the second half of the twentieth century. Critics claim that the use of “man”, both alone and in compounds, to denote a human or any gender “is now often regarded as sexist or at best old-fashioned”, “flatly discriminatory in that it slights or ignores the membership of women in the human race”. The American Heritage Dictionary wrote that in 2004 75-79% of their usage panel still accepted sentences with generic man, and 86-87% accepted sentences with man-made. Some style guides recommend against generic “man”, and “although some editors and writers reject or disregard [...] objections to man as a generic, many now choose instead to use” human, human being or person instead.
    • This generic usage is still preserved in certain dialects, pidgins, and creoles of English, as well as fixed expressions and certain religious documents and declarations such as the Nicene Creed (e.g. "...for us men and our salvation..."). Consideration of this has sometimes led to accusations of the critics of the generic man as enforcing linguistic prescriptivism.
  • See also the man
Synonyms
  • (adult male human): male; omi (Polari); see more at Thesaurus:man
  • (person): human, person, see more at Thesaurus:person
  • (board game piece): see Thesaurus:board game piece
Coordinate terms
  • (gender): woman
  • (age): boy
Derived terms
  • See also Category:English words suffixed with -man
  • Related terms
    • men
    Descendants

    See also descendants of -man.

    • Tok Pisin: man
    • Chinese: man
    • Chinook Jargon: man
    • Korean: (maen)
    • Spanish: man
    • Thai: แมน (mɛɛn)
    • Volapük: man
    Translations

    See man/translations § Noun.

    See also
    • Old English: mann, wer, wīf.

    Adjective

    man (not comparable)

    1. Only used in man enough

    Interjection

    man

    1. Used to place emphasis upon something or someone; sometimes, but not always, when actually addressing a man.
      Man, that was a great catch!
      • For quotations using this term, see Citations:man.
    Translations

    See man/translations § Interjection.

    Pronoun

    1. (MLE, slang, personal pronoun) Used to refer to oneself or one's group: I, we; construed in the third person.
      • 2011, Top Boy:
        Sully: If it weren’t for that snake ... Man wouldn’t even be in this mess right now.
    2. (MLE, slang, indefinite personal pronoun) Any person, one
      • c1450, Thomas Chestre, Libeaus Desconus
        He was of all colours Þat man may se of flours Be-twene Mydsomer and May.
    Usage notes

    The usage of man as pronoun originally died out in the 15th century. It has independently reappeared in Multicultural London English. There it is most commonly used as a first person pronoun or as an indefinite personal pronoun, but uses in the second and third person are also attested.

    Etymology 2

    From Middle English mannen, from Old English mannian, ġemannian (to man, supply with men, populate, garrison), from mann (human being, man). Cognate with Dutch bemannen (to man), German bemannen (to man), Swedish bemanna (to man), Icelandic manna (to supply with men, man).

    Verb

    man (third-person singular simple present mans, present participle manning, simple past and past participle manned)

    1. (transitive) To supply (something) with staff or crew (of either sex).
      The ship was manned with a small crew.
    2. (transitive) To take up position in order to operate (something).
      Man the machine guns!
    3. (reflexive, possibly dated) To brace (oneself), to fortify or steel (oneself) in a manly way. (Compare man up.)
    4. (transitive, obsolete) To wait on, attend to or escort.
    5. (transitive, obsolete, chiefly falconry) To accustom (a raptor or other type of bird) to the presence of people.

    Derived terms

    • beman
    • overman (verb)
    Translations

    See man/translations § Verb.

    References

    Further reading

    • "man" in Raymond Williams, Keywords (revised), 1983, Fontana Press, page 188.
    • Man (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
    • Man in the Encyclopædia Britannica (11th edition, 1911)

    Anagrams

    • 'Nam, 'nam, AMN, MNA, N. Am., NAM, Nam, mna

    Abinomn

    Noun

    man

    1. moon

    Afrikaans

    Etymology

    From Dutch man, from Middle Dutch man, from Old Dutch man, from Proto-Germanic *mann.

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /man/

    Noun

    man (plural mans or manne, diminutive mannetjie)

    1. man
    2. husband

    Usage notes

    • The normal plural in contemporary Afrikaans is mans. The form manne now usually refers to the members of a male group, such as a group of friends or a team or unit. Compare:

    Albanian

    Alternative forms

    • Tosk: mën
    • Gheg: mand, mandë

    Etymology

    Syncopated form of Gheg mand, from Proto-Albanian *manta. Compare Ancient Greek βάτος (bátos, bramble), said by Beekes to be a Mediterranean wanderwort, and μαντία (mantía, blackberry) (Dacian loan).

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /man/

    Noun

    man m (indefinite plural mana, definite singular mani, definite plural manat)

    1. mulberry, mulberry tree

    Hyponyms

    • man i bardhë (white mulberry) (Morus alba)
    • man i kuq (red mulberry) (Morus rubra)
    • man i zi (black mulberry) (Morus nigra)
    • man toke (wild strawberry) (Fragoria vesca)

    Aragonese

    Etymology

    Akin to Spanish mano, from Latin manus.

    Noun

    man f

    1. hand

    Arigidi

    Pronoun

    man

    1. I, first person singular pronoun, as subject

    References

    • B. Oshodi, The HTS (High Tone Syllable) in Arigidi: An Introduction, in the Nordic Journal of African Studies 20(4): 263–275 (2011)

    Bagirmi

    Noun

    man

    1. water

    References

    • R. C. Stevenson, Bagirmi Grammar (1969)

    Bariai

    Noun

    man

    1. bird

    References

    • Steve Gallagher, Peirce Baehr, Bariai Grammar Sketch (2005)

    Bikol Central

    Adverb

    man

    1. also

    Bonggo

    Noun

    man

    1. bird

    References

    • George W. Grace, Notes on the phonological history of the Austronesian languages of the Sarmi Coast, in Oceanic Linguistics (1971, 10:11-37)

    Caló

    Pronoun

    man

    1. Contraction of mangue (I, me).

    References

    • “man” in J. Tineo Rebolledo, A Chipicalli (La Llengua Gitana), Granada: Gómez de la Cruz, 1900, →OCLC, page 60.
    • “man” in Francisco Quindalé, Diccionario gitano, Madrid: Oficina Tipográfica del Hospicio.
    • “man” in Vocabulario : Caló - Español, Portal del Flamenco y Universidad.

    Cebuano

    Etymology

    Compare Tagalog man

    Particle

    man

    1. gives information; could be omitted
    2. contradicts a previous statement or presumption; usually with the particle ugod/gud
    3. makes a question not abrupt

    Chinese

    Alternate forms

    • MAN

    Etymology

    Borrowed from English man.

    Pronunciation

  • (Mandarin) IPA(key): /man⁵⁵/, /mɛn⁵⁵/
  • (Cantonese) IPA(key): /mɛːn⁵⁵/
  • Adjective

    man

    1. (slang) manly; masculine
      • 而從審美的角度來看,李隆基絕對與美男子三個字無緣,但他卻有種很man的味道,吸引著女人的目光 [MSC, trad.]
        而从审美的角度来看,李隆基绝对与美男子三个字无缘,但他却有种很man的味道,吸引着女人的目光 [MSC, simp.]
        From: 2006, 狐千月, 《大俠,跟我回現代》
        Ér cóng shěnměi de jiǎodù lái kàn, Lǐ Lóngjī juéduì yǔ měinánzǐ sān ge zì wúyuán, dàn tā què yǒu zhǒng hěn man de wèidào, xīyǐn zhe nǚrén de mùguāng [Pinyin]
        From the perspective of esthetics, Li Longji definitely has nothing to do with the word handsome, but he still has that hint of manliness, attracting women to look
      • 如果妳的他是很man的男人,那就恭喜妳啦! [MSC, trad.]
        如果你的他是很man的男人,那就恭喜你啦! [MSC, simp.]
        From: 2007, 李意昕, 《愛情36計》, page 155
        Rúguǒ nǐ de tā shì hěn man de nánrén, nà jiù gōngxǐ nǐ la! [Pinyin]
        If your "he" is a manly man, then congratulations!
      • 若夠MAN就直率地說出你就是討厭娘味的男人 [MSC, trad.]
        若够MAN就直率地说出你就是讨厌娘味的男人 [MSC, simp.]
        From: 2010, 許常德, 《中年男人地下手記》, page 15
        ruò gòu MAN jiù zhíshuài de shuōchū nǐ jiùshì tǎoyàn niángwèi de nánrén [Pinyin]
        If you're manly enough, then candidly pronounce that you don't like sissy men.
      • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:man.

    Chinook Jargon

    Etymology

    Borrowed from English man.

    Noun

    man

    1. man

    Synonyms

    • siwash

    Antonyms

    • klootchman

    Adjective

    man

    1. male

    Antonyms

    • klootchman

    Chuukese

    Noun

    man

    1. Alternative spelling of maan

    Cimbrian

    Alternative forms

    • mann, månn

    Etymology

    From Middle High German man, from Old High German man, from Proto-Germanic *mann-.

    Noun

    man m (Tredici Comuni)

    1. man
    2. husband

    References

    • “man” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle isole linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

    Danish

    Etymology 1

    From Old Norse mǫn, from Proto-Germanic *manō (mane).

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /maːˀn/, [mæˀn]

    Noun

    man c (singular definite manen, plural indefinite maner)

    1. (rare, used primarily by horse specialists) mane (longer hair growth on the back of the neck of a horse)
      Synonym: manke
    Inflection

    Etymology 2

    The same word as the noun mand (man). Calque of German man.

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /man/, [man]

    Pronoun

    man (accusative en or én, possessive ens or éns)

    1. you, one, they, people (a general, unspecified person)
    2. I (used modestly instead of the first-person pronoun)
    3. you (used derogatorily instead of the second-person pronoun)

    Etymology 3

    See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /maːˀn/, [ˈmæˀn]

    Verb

    man

    1. imperative of mane

    Dutch

    Etymology

    From Middle Dutch man, from Old Dutch man, from Proto-West Germanic *mann, from Proto-Germanic *mann-.

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /mɑn/
    • Hyphenation: man
    • Rhymes: -ɑn

    Noun

    man m (plural mannen or man or mans, diminutive mannetje n or manneke n or manneken n)

    1. man, human male, either adult or age-irrespective
    2. husband, male spouse

    Usage notes

    • The normal plural is mannen. The unchanged form man is used after numerals only; it refers to the size of a group rather than a number of individuals. For example: In totaal verloren er 5000 man hun leven in die slag. (“5000 men altogether lost their lives in that battle.”) The plural mans is dated, now mostly occurring in nautical contexts or in dialect.
    • Compound words with -man as their last component often take -lieden or -lui in the plural, rather than -mannen. For example: brandweerman (firefighter)brandweerlieden (alongside brandweerlui and brandweermannen).
    • Various alternative diminutives exist, including manneke (used especially in Flanders) and the dialectal mannechie.

    Derived terms

    Related terms

    • men

    Descendants

    • Afrikaans: man
    • Jersey Dutch: mān
    • Negerhollands: man
      • Virgin Islands Creole: mani (dated)

    Anagrams

    • nam

    Faroese

    Verb

    man

    1. first/third-person singular present of munna
      I, he, she, it will / may

    Derived terms

    • tað man vera (so) - this may be (so)
    • tað man óivað vera beinari - this will doubtless be more correct

    Pronoun

    man

    1. (colloquial) one, they (indefinite third-person singular pronoun)

    Synonyms

    • (standard): mann

    Friulian

    Etymology

    From Latin manus.

    Noun

    man m (plural mans)

    1. hand

    Gaikundi

    Noun

    man

    1. foot

    Further reading

    • Gaikundi-Ontena Organised Phonology Data (2011)

    Galician

    Alternative forms

    • mão (reintegrationist)
    • mam (reintegrationist)
    • mao

    Etymology

    From Old Galician and Old Portuguese mão, from Latin manus.

    Noun

    man f (plural mans)

    1. hand
    2. Synonym: figurative ownership; protection; power; grasp

    Derived terms

    Usage notes

    • Man is a false friend, and does not mean man. The Galician word for man is home.

    References

    • “mão” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
    • “mãao” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
    • “man” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
    • “man” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
    • “man” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

    German

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /man/
    • (Austria)
    • Rhymes: -an
    • Homophone: Mann

    Etymology 1

    From Middle High German man, from Old High German man, from Proto-West Germanic *mann, from Proto-Germanic *mann- (man).

    Pronoun

    man

    1. one, you (indefinite pronoun; construed as a third-person singular)
      • 2008, Frank Behmeta, Wenn ich die Augen öffne, page 55:
    2. they, people (people in general)
    3. someone, somebody (some unspecified person)
    4. they (some unspecified group of people)
    Usage notes
    • Man is used in the nominative case only; for the oblique cases forms of the pronoun einer are used. For example: Man kann nicht immer tun, was einen glücklich macht.One cannot always do what makes one happy.
    • Since man derives from the same source as Mann (man; male), its use is considered problematic by some feminists. They have proposed alternating man and the feminine neologism frau, or using the generic neologism mensch. This usage has gained some currency in feminist and left-wing publications, but remains rare otherwise.
    • In the sense of “someone,” man is often translated using the passive voice (“I was told that...” rather than “someone told me that...”).

    Etymology 2

    From Middle Low German man. A contraction of Old Saxon newan (none other than). Compare a similar contraction in Dutch maar (only).

    Adverb

    man

    1. (colloquial, regional, Northern Germany) just; only

    German Low German

    Etymology

    From Middle Low German man. A contraction of Old Saxon newan (none other than). Compare a similar contraction in Dutch maar (only).

    Conjunction

    man

    1. (in many dialects, including Low Prussian) only; but

    Synonyms

    • (in various dialects) avers, awer (and many variations thereof; for which, see those entries)
    • (in some dialects) bloots

    Gothic

    Romanization

    man

    1. Romanization of 𐌼𐌰𐌽

    Icelandic

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /man/, [maːn]
    • Rhymes: -aːn

    Etymology 1

    From Old Norse man, perhaps from Proto-Germanic *gamaną (with unstressed prefix *ga-).

    Noun

    man n (genitive singular mans, nominative plural mön)

    1. (obsolete, uncountable, collective) slaves
    2. (archaic, countable) a female slave
    3. (archaic or poetic, countable) maiden
    Declension
    Synonyms
    • (female slave): ambátt
    Derived terms
    • mansal
    • mansmaður

    Etymology 2

    From mana (to dare [someone] [to do something]).

    Noun

    man n (genitive singular mans, no plural)

    1. the act of daring someone to do something; provocation, dare
    Declension

    Etymology 3

    Appears in Guðbrandur Þorláksson’s 1584 Bible translation. Borrowed from German Man (in Luther’s 1534 German Bible), from Hebrew מן(mān, manna).

    Noun

    man n (indeclinable)

    1. (biblical, obsolete) manna

    Synonyms

    • (manna): manna

    Etymology 4

    Verb

    man

    1. first-person singular present indicative of muna; I remember
    2. third-person singular present indicative of muna; he/she/it remembers

    References

    • “man” in: 

    Ásgeir Blöndal Magnússon — Íslensk orðsifjabók, 1st edition, 2nd printing (1989). Reykjavík, Orðabók Háskólans.



    Istriot

    Etymology

    From Latin manus.

    Noun

    man m

    1. hand

    Japanese

    Romanization

    man

    1. Rōmaji transcription of まん
    2. Rōmaji transcription of マン

    Ladin

    Etymology

    From Latin manus.

    Noun

    man f (plural mans)

    1. hand

    Latvian

    Pronoun

    man

    1. to me; dative singular form of es

    Ligurian

    Etymology

    From Latin manus.

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): [maŋ]

    Noun

    man f (plural moæn)

    1. hand

    Lithuanian

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): [man]

    Pronoun

    mán

    1. (first-person singular) dative form of .

    Luxembourgish

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /maːn/

    Verb

    man (third-person singular present meet, past participle gemat or gemeet, auxiliary verb hunn)

    1. (regional, southern dialects) Alternative form of maachen

    Mandarin

    Romanization

    man

    1. Nonstandard spelling of mān.
    2. Nonstandard spelling of mán.
    3. Nonstandard spelling of mǎn.
    4. Nonstandard spelling of màn.

    Usage notes

    • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

    Middle Dutch

    Etymology

    From Old Dutch man, from Proto-West Germanic *mann, from Proto-Germanic *mann-.

    Noun

    man m

    1. human
    2. person
    3. man, male
    4. husband
    5. subordinate

    Inflection

    This noun needs an inflection-table template.

    Descendants

    • Dutch: man
    • Limburgish: man
    • Zealandic: man

    Further reading

    • “man”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
    • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “man (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page I

    Middle English

    Etymology 1

    From Old English man (one, a person).

    Alternative forms

    • mæn, mane, manne, mon, monne, ma, men

    Pronoun

    man

    1. Typically singular, indefinite pronoun: one, you (indefinite).
    Derived terms
    • me
    • noman
    • animan
    See also
    • me
    • ei
    References
    • “man, pron.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 12 June 2018.
    • “men, pron.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 12 June 2018.

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    man

    1. Alternative form of mon (man)

    Etymology 3

    Verb

    man

    1. (Late Middle English) Alternative form of mone (shall)

    Miskito

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /man/

    Pronoun

    man

    1. (in the singular) you

    See also


    Norman

    Alternative forms

    • main (Jersey)
    • môin (Guernsey)

    Etymology 1

    From Old French main, mein, man, from Latin manus (hand).

    Noun

    man f (plural mans)

    1. (France, anatomy) hand

    Etymology 2

    (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

    Adjective

    man (feminine ma)

    1. my (belonging to me)
    Coordinate terms
    • tan (your)
    • san (hers, his, its)

    North Frisian

    Etymology

    From Old Frisian mīn, from Proto-West Germanic *mīn.

    Pronoun

    man m (feminine min, neuter min, plural min)

    1. (Föhr-Amrum) my

    Northern Kurdish

    Verb

    man

    1. to stay
    2. to remain

    Northern Sami

    Pronoun

    man

    1. accusative/genitive singular of mii

    Norwegian Bokmål

    Etymology 1

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /mɑn/
    • Homophone: mann
    • Rhymes: -ɑn

    Pronoun

    man

    1. you
    2. one
    3. they
    4. people

    Etymology 2

    From Old Norse mǫn, from Proto-Germanic *manō.

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /mɑːn/
    • Rhymes: -ɑːn

    Noun

    man f or m (definite singular mana or manen, indefinite plural maner, definite plural manene)

    1. a mane (of a horse)

    References

    • “man” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
    • “man” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).

    Norwegian Nynorsk

    Etymology

    From Old Norse mǫn, from Proto-Germanic *manō.

    Noun

    man f (definite singular mana, indefinite plural maner, definite plural manene)

    1. mane (of a horse)

    References

    • “man” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

    Occitan

    Etymology

    From Old Occitan man, from Latin manus.

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): [ma]

    Noun

    man f (plural mans)

    1. hand

    Old Dutch

    Etymology

    From Proto-West Germanic *mann, from Proto-Germanic *mann-.

    Noun

    man m

    1. human, person
    2. man, male

    Inflection

    Derived terms

    • ambahtman

    Descendants

    • Middle Dutch: man
      • Dutch: man
      • Limburgish: man
      • Zealandic: man

    Further reading

    • “man (I)”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

    Old English

    Etymology 1

    From mann.

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /mɑn/

    Pronoun

    man

    1. one, you (indefinite pronoun; construed as a third-person singular)
      • late 10th century, Ælfric, "The First Sunday in September, When Job Is Read"
      • late 10th century, Ælfric, "Dedication of the Church of St. Michael"
    2. they, people (people in general)
    3. someone, somebody (some unspecified person)
    4. they (some unspecified group of people)
    5. often used where modern English would use the passive voice
      • late 9th century, King Alfred's translation of Boethius' The Consolation of Philosophy
      • Early 11th century, Wulfstan, "On the Beginning of Creation"
    Descendants
    • Middle English: man, me

    Etymology 2

    See mann.

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /mɑnn/, [mɑn]

    Noun

    man m

    1. Alternative form of mann

    Etymology 3

    From Proto-Germanic *mainą.

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /mɑːn/

    Noun

    mān n

    1. crime, sin, wickedness
    Derived terms
    • mānswerian

    Old High German

    Etymology

    From Proto-West Germanic *mann, from Proto-West Germanic *mann, from Proto-Germanic *mann-.

    Noun

    man m

    1. man

    Descendants

    • Middle High German: man
      • Alemannic German: ma, , Maa, Mann, Mànn, mo, ma'
        Swabian: Ma, , , Mâo, Mâu
      • Bavarian: mon, mònn, moon, ma'
        Cimbrian: man, mann, månn
        Mòcheno: mònn
      • Central Franconian:
        Hunsrik: Mann
      • East Central German:
        Silesian German: Moan
      • German: Mann, man
      • Luxembourgish: Mann
      • Transylvanian Saxon: Mouen, Mäun
      • Rhine Franconian:
        Pennsylvania German: Mann
      • Yiddish: מאַן(man)

    Old Norse

    Noun

    man n (genitive mans, plural mǫn)

    1. household, house-folk, bondslaves
    2. bondwoman, female slave
    3. woman, maid
      • 900-1100, The Alvíssmál, verse 7:

    Declension

    Derived terms

    • mankynni n pl
    • mansal n
    • mansmaðr m

    Descendants

    • Icelandic: man

    References

    • Zoëga, Geir T. (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic[6], Oxford: Clarendon Press

    Old Occitan

    Etymology

    From Latin manus.

    Noun

    man f (oblique plural mans, nominative singular man, nominative plural mans)

    1. hand (anatomy)

    Descendants

    • Catalan:
    • Occitan: man

    References

    • von Wartburg, Walther (1928–2002), “manus”, in Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 61, page 285

    Old Saxon

    Etymology

    From Proto-West Germanic *mann, from Proto-Germanic *mann-.

    Noun

    man m

    1. human, person
    2. man

    Synonyms

    Descendants

    • Middle Low German: man
      • German Low German: Mann
        • Plautdietsch: Maun

    Old Spanish

    Etymology

    From Latin māne (morning).

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): [mãn]

    Noun

    man f (plural manes)

    1. morning
      • c. 1200: Almerich, Fazienda de Ultramar, f. 18r.
        Fue el dia ṫcero al alba dela man. ¬ vinẏerȯ truenos ¬ relȧpagos ¬ nuf grȧt ſobrel mȯt.
        It was the early morning of the third day, and there came thunder and flashes of lightning and a great cloud upon the mountain.

    Synonyms

    • mannana f

    Papiamentu

    Etymology

    From Spanish mano.

    Noun

    man

    1. hand

    Romani

    Pronoun

    man

    1. accusative of me

    Sambali

    Adverb

    man

    1. also

    Scottish Gaelic

    Preposition

    man

    1. Alternative form of mar

    Usage notes

    • Unlike mar, man does not lenite the following word.

    Spanish

    Etymology

    English man

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /ˈman/, [ˈmãn]

    Noun

    man m (plural men)

    1. (Latin America, colloquial) man, guy, dude
      Synonyms: tipo, tío; see also Thesaurus:tío

    Further reading

    • “man” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

    Sranan Tongo

    Etymology

    From English man.

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /man/, /maŋ/

    Noun

    man

    1. man, male human

    Derived terms

    • -man
    • manpikin

    Verb

    man

    1. to be able to

    Synonyms

    • kan

    Sumerian

    Romanization

    man

    1. Romanization of 𒎙 (man)

    Swedish

    Etymology 1

    From Old Swedish maþer, mander, from Old Norse maðr, from Proto-Germanic *mann-.

    Pronunciation

    Noun

    man m

    1. man (adult male human)
    2. husband
    3. a member of a crew, workforce or (military) troop
    Declension
    Derived terms

    See also

    (husband): make, gemål

    Usage notes

    (adult male human): The unchanged plural man is sometimes used after numerals. It means "men" as a measure for size or strength of a group rather than individuals:

    Military or police personnel, team members, demonstrators and the like are often counted using this unchanged plural. The same goes with German where Mann can have an unchanged plural form in this particular case.

    (husband): Not used in other contexts, where could be confused with a man in general.

    Pronoun

    man c

    1. (indefinite) one, they; people in general
    Declension

    See Template:sv-decl-ppron for more pronouns.

    Derived terms

    Etymology 2

    From Old Swedish man, from Old Norse mǫn, from Proto-Germanic *manō.

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /ˈmɑːn/

    Noun

    man c

    1. mane (of a horse or lion)
    Declension

    Anagrams

    • nam

    Tagalog

    Adverb

    man

    1. although; even if; even though
    2. also

    Tarpia

    Noun

    man

    1. bird

    References

    • George W. Grace, Notes on the phonological history of the Austronesian languages of the Sarmi Coast, in Oceanic Linguistics (1971, 10:11-37)

    Tok Pisin

    Etymology

    From English man.

    Noun

    man

    1. man (adult male human)

    Adjective

    man

    1. male

    Antonyms

    • meri

    Derived terms

    • bigman
    • konman
    • manmeri
    • paniman

    Torres Strait Creole

    Etymology

    From English man.

    Noun

    man

    1. husband
    2. a married man
    3. any man

    Venetian

    Etymology

    From Latin manus.

    Noun

    man f (invariable)

    1. hand

    Vietnamese

    Pronunciation

    • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [maːn˧˧]
    • (Huế) IPA(key): [maːŋ˧˧]
    • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [maːŋ˧˧]
    • Homophone: mang

    Etymology 1

    Sino-Vietnamese word from (to lie). Also compare (to deceive).

    Adjective

    man

    1. (only in compounds) dishonest; false; untruthful
    Derived terms

    Etymology 2

    Sino-Vietnamese word from (barbarian; unreasonable).

    Noun

    man

    1. (derogatory, chiefly in compounds) a savage; barbarian
    Derived terms

    Etymology 3

    Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (ten thousand, SV: vạn). Doublet of muôn and vạn.

    Numeral

    man

    1. (archaic) ten thousand; myriad
    Derived terms
    • cơ man (multitude; myriad)

    Volapük

    Etymology

    Borrowed from the descendants of Proto-West Germanic *mann.

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): [man]

    Noun

    man (nominative plural mans)

    1. man (adult male human)

    Declension

    Coordinate terms

    • vom

    Derived terms


    Welsh

    Etymology

    From Middle Welsh mann, from Proto-Celtic *mendu- (mark, location), from Proto-Indo-European *mend- (physical defect, fault), same source as Old Irish mennar (blemish, stain).

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /man/

    Noun

    man m or f (plural mannau)

    1. place

    Mutation

    References

    • Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, pages 264

    West Frisian

    Etymology

    From Old Frisian man, from Proto-West Germanic *mann, from Proto-Germanic *mann-.

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /mɔn/

    Noun

    man c (plural manlju or mannen, diminutive mantsje)

    1. man
      Coordinate term: frou
    2. husband
      Coordinate term: frou

    Further reading

    • “man (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

    Westrobothnian

    Etymology

    From Old Norse meðan, from Proto-Germanic *medanō.

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): [mɑ̀ːn] (example of pronunciation)
      Rhymes: -ɑ̀ːn, -èːðan

    Conjunction

    mān

    1. meanwhile, as long as, while, whilst
      tyst man jag sȯf
      be quiet while I sleep

    Alternative forms

    • mea
    • meda

    Wik-Mungkan

    Noun

    man

    1. neck

    Derived terms

    • man awal
    • man ngaat
    • man poonchal

    Wolof

    Pronunciation

    Pronoun

    man

    1. I (first-person singular subject pronoun)

    See also


    Yola

    Etymology

    From Middle English man, from Old English mann, from Proto-West Germanic *mann.

    Noun

    man

    1. man
    2. husband

    Antonyms

    • mawen, mawn

    References

    • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith

    Zealandic

    Etymology

    From Middle Dutch man, from Old Dutch man, from Proto-West Germanic *mann, from Proto-Germanic *mann-.

    Noun

    man m (plural mannen)

    1. man
    2. husband

    Source: wiktionary.org
    • an adult human male.
      (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)