: a man or boy who shows the qualities (such as strength and courage) that men are traditionally supposed to have
: a woman's husband or boyfriend
pluralmen\ˈmen, in compoundsˌmen or mən\
Full Definition of MAN
a (1): an individual human; especially: an adult male human (2): a man belonging to a particular category (as by birth, residence, membership, or occupation) —usually used in combination <councilman>(3):husband(4):lover
c: a bipedal primate mammal (Homo sapiens) that is anatomically related to the great apes but distinguished especially by notable development of the brain with a resultant capacity for articulate speech and abstract reasoning, is usually considered to form a variable number of freely interbreeding races, and is the sole living representative of the hominid family; broadly: any living or extinct hominid
d (1): one possessing in high degree the qualities considered distinctive of manhood (2)obsolete: the quality or state of being manly :manliness
He stocked shelves while I manned the cash register.
We'll need someone to man the phones this evening.
No one was manning the front desk.
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Medical Definition of MAN
: a bipedal primate mammal of the genus Homo (H. sapiens) that is anatomically related to the great apes (family Pongidae) but is distinguished by greater development of the brain with resulting capacity for articulate speech and abstract reasoning, by marked erectness of body carriage with corresponding alteration of muscular balance and loss of prehensile powers of the foot, and by shortening of the arm with accompanying increase in thumb size and ability to place the thumb next to each of the fingers, that is usually considered to occur in a variable number of freely interbreeding races, and that is the sole living representative of the family Hominidae; broadly: any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae