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English

Etymology

From Old English mann. Cognates include Swedish man, Norwegian mann, Faroese maður, Icelandic maður, Danish mand, German Mann, Dutch man.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
man

Plural
men

man (men)
  1. An adult male human.
  2. A mensch; a person of integrity and honor.
  3. An abstract person; any man or woman.
    every man for himself
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) All humans collectively; mankind. Also Man.
    prehistoric man
  5. A piece or token used in board games such as chess.

Synonyms

  • (adult male human): omi (Polari)

Antonyms

Derived terms

Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to man

Third person singular
man

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
n

to man (third-person singular simple present man, present participle n, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. (transitive) To supply with staff or crew (of either sex).
    The shipped was manned with a small crew.
  2. (transitive) To take up position in order to operate something.
    Man the lifeboats!

Derived terms

Translations

See also

Interjection

man

  1. An interjection used to place emphasis upon something or someone.
    Man, that was a great catch!
    (Geordie) Hoo man woman!
    (Geordie) Giv'is a bottle of dog man!

Quotations


Albanian

Noun

man m.

  1. mulberry tree

Verb

man

  1. to feed
  2. to fatten

Derived terms


Dutch

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Pronunciation

Etymology

Germanic, cognate with English man, German Mann

Noun

man m. (plural mannen, diminutive mannetje)

also has Archaic plurals: lieden and lui
  1. man human male, either adult or age-irrespective
    De oude man en de zee.
    The Old Man and the Sea.
  2. husband, male spouse

Derived terms

Related terms


Faroese

munna, v
number singular plural
person first second third all
Indicative eg hann / hon
tað
vit, tit,
teir / tær / tey
tygum
Present man manst man munnu/munna
Past mundi mundi mundi mundu
Imperative tit
Present — ! — !
Infinitive munna
Pres. part.
Past part.
Supine munnað

Verb

man

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

Derived terms


Pronoun

man

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

Synonyms


Friulian

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fur:Template:lang:la derivations]] manus.

Noun

man m. (plural mans)

  1. hand

Galician

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:gl:Template:lang:la derivations]] manus. Compare Catalan , French main, Italian mano, Occitan man, Portuguese mão, Romanian mână, Sardinian manu, Spanish mano.

Noun

man f.

  1. hand

German

Pronunciation

Pronoun

man [[Category:Template:lang:de indefinite pronouns|man]]

  1. (indefinite) one, they (indefinite third person singular pronoun)
    was man sehen kann — what one can see

Icelandic

Noun

man n. [[Category:Template:lang:is nouns|man]]

  1. maid

Verb

man [[Category:Template:lang:is verb forms|man]]

  1. Past, first person of the verb of muna. I remember
    Ég man ekki.
    I don't remember.
  2. Past, third person of the verb of muna. he/she/it remembered
    Hann man hvað gerðist.
    He remembered what happened.

Japanese

Noun

man (hiragana まん)

  1. , : ten thousand
  2. マン: man

Kurdish

Verb

man

  1. to stay
  2. to remain

Lithuanian

Pronoun

man

  1. me

Low Saxon

Conjunction

man

  1. only, but

Synonyms


Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

man

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, mān, mán, mǎn, or màn.

Usage notes

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


Norwegian

Pronoun

man

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

Noun

man

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) mane

Occitan

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:oc:Template:lang:la derivations]] manus.

Pronunciation

Noun

man f. (plural mans)

Singular
man f.

Plural
mans f.

  1. hand

Old English

Etymology 1

From mann.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

man

  1. one, someone, they (often used to form the passive)

Etymology 2

Cognate with Old Saxon mēn, Old High German goh, Old Norse mein.

Pronunciation

Noun

mān (plural mān)

  1. crime, sin, wickedness

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

Inflection for man 1, 2 Singular Plural
Common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative man mannen män männen
Genitive mans mannens mäns männens
Inflection for man 3 Singular Plural
Common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative man mannen mannar (män, man) mannarna (männen)
Genitive mans mannens mannars (mäns, mans) mannarnas (männens)
Inflection for man 4 Singular Plural
Common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative man manen manar manarna
Genitive mans manens manars manarnas

man c. IPA: ˈman, if not stated else.

  1. man (adult male human)
  2. husband
  3. (military) Member of a troop.
  4. IPA: ˈmɑːn mane (of a horse or lion)


Pronoun

man c. (accusative/dative en, plural ena, possesive ens, reflexive sig, possessive reflexive common sin, possessive reflexive neuter sitt, possessive reflexive plural sina)

  1. (indefinite) one, they; people in general
    vad man kan se — what one can see

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English man.

Noun

man (plural ol man)

  1. man (adult male human)

Antonyms

Derived terms


Torres Strait Creole

Etymology

From English man.

Noun

man

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

Welsh

Adverb

man

  1. where (used in questions)

Wik-Mungkan

Noun

man

  1. neck

Derived terms

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