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Dictionary definition for: Man

1. (v) take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place; "Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning"

2. (n) an adult male person (as opposed to a woman) "there were two women and six men on the bus"

3. (v) provide with men; "We cannot man all the desks"

4. (n) someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force; "two men stood sentry duty"

5. (n) the generic use of the word to refer to any human being; "it was every man for himself"

6. (n) all of the inhabitants of the earth; "all the world loves a lover" "she always used "humankind" because "mankind" seemed to slight the women"

7. (n) any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae

8. (n) a male subordinate; "the chief stationed two men outside the building" "he awaited word from his man in Havana"

9. (n) an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent) "the army will make a man of you"

10. (n) 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"

11. (n) a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer; "Jeeves was Bertie Wooster''s man"

12. (n) one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea

13. (n) game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games; "he taught me to set up the men on the chess board" "he sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage"

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