Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

mankind

noun singular but singular or plural in construction man·kind

Simple Definition of mankind

  • : all people thought of as one group

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mankind

  1. 1 \ˈman-ˈkīnd, -ˌkīnd\ :  the human race :  the totality of human beings

  2. 2 \-ˌkīnd\ :  men especially as distinguished from women

13th Century

First Known Use of mankind

13th century


MANKIND Defined for Kids

mankind

noun man·kind

Definition of mankind for Students

  1. 1 \ˈman-ˈkīnd\ :  human beings

  2. 2 \-ˌkīnd\ :  men as distinguished from women




Medical Dictionary

mankind

play
noun singular but singular or plural in construction man·kind \ˈman-ˈkīnd, -ˌkīnd\

Medical Definition of mankind

  1. :  the human race :  the totality of human beings





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up mankind? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

mysterious, holy, or spiritual

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

lavender-fields-in-france

Which of these is a synonym of caesura?

torrent rebellion interruption megillah
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ