mane

noun
\ˈmān \

Definition of mane 

1 : long and heavy hair growing about the neck and head of some mammals (such as horses and lions)

2 : long heavy hair on a person's head

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Other Words from mane

maned \ˈmānd \ adjective

Examples of mane in a Sentence

an actor with a thick mane of silver hair

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What followed was nine long months spent cursing the lion's mane growing on top of my head. Lisa Peterson, Glamour, "I Grew Out My Hair for Months Before My Wedding. I Regret It.," 27 Sep. 2018 The lion's mane jellyfish packs a powerful sting, typically using its toxic tentacles to paralyze its prey. Jennifer Earl, Fox News, "Giant 'contracting' creature spotted on beach stuns family: 'It's alive'," 18 Sep. 2018 Keep an eye out for reddish-brown lion’s mane jellyfish. Susan Moeller, BostonGlobe.com, "A beachcombing guide: Things to find at the beach," 2 May 2018 While former Playmate Kendra Wilkinson certainly knows how to heat things up with her fiery mane, there's no denying the pinup made her mark in Playboy with her blonde tresses. Fox News, "Better blonde, brunette or red?," 22 Sep. 2018 While some women proudly sport a silver mane, many others face the arrival of new gray hairs with dread. Marci Robin, Good Housekeeping, "9 Things You Didn't Know About Gray Hair," 27 July 2018 Similar in appearance to both animals, leopons have brown spots and a tufted tail, with a smaller mane than a lion, and are excellent climbers like the leopard. Olivia Putnal, Woman's Day, "10 Unusual Animal Hybrids," 21 Sep. 2010 Julian Borst flew down the home straight at the Husky Outdoor Track, auburn mane flopping in rhythm with his easy gait as the crowd cheered on this lanky athlete who was very clearly running away with the victory. Stefanie Loh, The Seattle Times, "As a new Special Olympics USA Games men’s 5,000m champ is crowned, a rivalry blooms," 2 July 2018 Four Sigmatic's four core mushrooms are reishi (for relaxation), cordyceps (for energy), chaga (for immunity) and lion's mane (for brain health and, proponents say, to help fight Alzheimer's). Terry Gardner, latimes.com, "Tonics are all the rage in L.A.: Here's where to start," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of mane

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mane

Middle English, from Old English manu; akin to Old High German mana mane, Latin monile necklace

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mane

noun

English Language Learners Definition of mane

: long, thick hair growing from the neck of a horse or around the neck of a lion

: long, thick hair on a person's head

mane

noun
\ˈmān \

Kids Definition of mane

: long heavy hair growing about the neck and head of some animals (as a horse or lion)

Other Words from mane

maned \ˈmānd \ adjective

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