(noun.) 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'.
(noun.) one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea.
(noun.) an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); 'there were two women and six men on the bus'.
(noun.) 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'.
(noun.) an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent); 'the army will make a man of you'.
(noun.) the generic use of the word to refer to any human being; 'it was every man for himself'.
(noun.) a male subordinate; 'the chief stationed two men outside the building'; 'he awaited word from his man in Havana'.
(verb.) provide with workers; 'We cannot man all the desks'; 'Students were manning the booths'.
(verb.) take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place; 'Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning'.
(n.) A human being; -- opposed tobeast.
(n.) Especially: An adult male person; a grown-up male person, as distinguished from a woman or a child.
(n.) The human race; mankind.
(n.) The male portion of the human race.
(n.) One possessing in a high degree the distinctive qualities of manhood; one having manly excellence of any kind.
(n.) An adult male servant; also, a vassal; a subject.
(n.) A term of familiar address often implying on the part of the speaker some degree of authority, impatience, or haste; as, Come, man, we 've no time to lose!
(n.) A married man; a husband; -- correlative to wife.
(n.) One, or any one, indefinitely; -- a modified survival of the Saxon use of man, or mon, as an indefinite pronoun.
(n.) One of the piece with which certain games, as chess or draughts, are played.
(v. t.) To supply with men; to furnish with a sufficient force or complement of men, as for management, service, defense, or the like; to guard; as, to man a ship, boat, or fort.
(v. t.) To furnish with strength for action; to prepare for efficiency; to fortify.
(v. t.) To tame, as a hawk.
(v. t.) To furnish with a servants.
(v. t.) To wait on as a manservant.
n. . Person, individual, body, somebody, one, personage, soul, living soul, some one, human being.. Mankind, the human race.. Male person.. Adult male.. Piece (as chess, draughts, &c.).
v. a. Furnish with men, supply with hands.
n. a human being: mankind: a grown-up male: a male attendant: one possessing a distinctively masculine character: a husband: a piece used in playing chess or draughts: a ship as in man-of-war: a word of familiar address:—pl. Men.—v.t. to supply with men: to strengthen or fortify:—pr.p. man′ning; pa.t. and pa.p. manned.—ns. Man′-at-arms a soldier; Man-child a male child: a boy; Man′dom (rare) humanity men collectively; Man′-eat′er a cannibal: a tiger; Man′-en′gine an elevator for raising and lowering men in some deep mines.—adj. Man′ful having the qualities of a man: full of manliness: bold: courageous: noble-minded.—adv. Man′fully.—ns. Man′fulness; Man′-hole a hole in a drain cesspool &c. large enough to admit a man for the purpose of cleaning or repairing it; Man′hood state of being a man: manly quality: human nature; Man′kind the kind or race of man: the mass of human beings.—adj. Man′-like having the appearance characteristics or qualities of a man.—n. Man′liness.—adj. Man′ly becoming a man: brave: dignified: noble: pertaining to manhood: not childish or womanish.—n. Man′-mill′iner a man engaged in millinery—often in contempt.—adjs. Man′-mind′ed (Tenn.) having the mind or qualities of a man; Man′nish like a man: masculine: bold.—ns. Man′-of-war a war-ship: (B.) a soldier; Man′-of-war's-man a man who serves on board a war-ship; Man′-quell′er (Shak.) a man-killer a murderer; Man′slaughter the slaying of a man: (law) the killing of any one unlawfully but without malice or forethought; Man′slayer one who kills a man; Man′stealer one who steals human beings esp. to make slaves of them; Man′trap a trap or machine for catching people who trespass.—Man about town a fashionable idler dangling about clubs theatres &c.; Man alive! an exclamation of surprise; Man Friday a servile attendant factotum—from Robinson Crusoe's man; Man in the moon a fancied semblance of a man walking in the moon with a bush near and his dog behind him; Man of business an agent or a lawyer; Man of (his) hands a handy clever fellow; Man of letters a scholar and writer; Man of sin the devil: Antichrist; Man of straw a person put in the front of some business but who is not really responsible; Man of the world a person well accustomed to the ways and dealings of men.
To dream of a man, if handsome, well formed and supple, denotes that you will enjoy life vastly and come into rich possessions. If he is misshapen and sour-visaged, you will meet disappointments and many perplexities will involve you. For a woman to dream of a handsome man, she is likely to have distinction offered her. If he is ugly, she will experience trouble through some one whom she considers a friend.
To see a wild man in your dream, denotes that enemies will openly oppose you in your enterprises. To think you are one foretells you will be unlucky in following out your designs.
n. An animal so lost in rapturous contemplation of what he thinks he is as to overlook what he indubitably ought to be. His chief occupation is extermination of other animals and his own species which however multiplies with such insistent rapidity as to infest the whole habitable earth and Canada.
Something that 'Goes first on four feet, then two feet, then three, but the more feet it goes on the weaker it be!'
- He was undeniably a prosperous man, bore his drinking better than others bore their moderation, and, on the whole, flourished like the green bay-tree. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- We went to the 'commissionaire' of the hotel--I don't know what a 'commissionaire' is, but that is the man we went to--and told him we wanted a guide. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- Come, come, I'll write you a cheque,' said the little man; and down he sat at the table for that purpose. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- Except one man, who got up and went out. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 双城记.
- Why, the man was weary of you, and would have jilted you, but that Dobbin forced him to keep his word. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- He could not tell me that; he saw me, and over my shoulder he saw the man. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- They mostly began to reign as old men, and their reigns were short, averaging less than two years each. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- But are we men's equals, or are we not? 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- Women are certainly quicker in some things than men. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- The men lit another cigarette and talked casually. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- But this does not mean that men will have become homeless and all adrift. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- But men of your character are mostly so independent. 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.
- All but two of the steamers were commanded by volunteers from the army, and all but one so manned. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- This island was fortified and manned. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- Fully a thousand black men manned the great engine of destruction. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星战神.
- My men were sent by an equal division into both the pirate ships, and my sloop new manned. 乔纳森·斯威夫特. 格列佛游记.
- This engine was manned by sixty trained men and under expert operation would throw a stream of 1. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- It was the work of only a few hours to get the boats manned, with coal aboard and steam up. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- Whether Mr. Murderer and Mrs. Murderess Manning were not both unusually stout people? 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- Smith was selected for the delicate duty of manning the boats and surprising the enemy's pickets on the south bank of the river. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- Scarcely waiting for their craft to touch, the creatures manning them leaped among the therns with the fury of demons. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星战神.
- Cope and Cooper of Pennsylvania obtained a patent in 1826, and Manning obtained one in 1831. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.