n 1: an adult male person (as opposed to a woman); "there were
two women and six men on the bus" [syn: adult male
2: someone who serves in the armed forces; "two men stood
sentry duty" [syn: serviceman
, military man
personnel}] [ant: civilian
3: the generic use of the word to refer to any human being; "it
was every man for himself"
4: all of the inhabitants of the earth; "all the world loves a
lover" [syn: world
, human race
5: any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae [syn: homo
6: a male subordinate; "the chief stationed two men outside the
building"; "he awaited word from his man in Havana"
7: an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and
courageous competent); "the army will make a man of you"
8: (informal) 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" [ant: woman
9: a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his
employer; "Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man" [syn: valet
valet de chambre
, gentleman's gentleman
10: one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea [syn: Man
11: 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" [syn: piece
v 1: take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place;
"Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning"
2: provide with men; "We cannot man all the desks"