mane

noun

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
maned adjective

Example Sentences

an actor with a thick mane of silver hair
Recent Examples on the Web In a poolside interview at his sprawling lakefront mansion, just miles from the Magic Kingdom, Damon still looks like Jesus with his over-the-shoulder mane, except for a gray hair or two. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Dec. 2022 The bands invariably consisted of a woman in a skintight sequined dress with padded shoulders, her hair teased into a Gorgon-like mane, and two tall, beer-bellied, balding yet ponytailed men in polyester button-down shirts with abstract patterns. Boris Dralyuk, Los Angeles Times, 16 Nov. 2022 Two years after her mate’s death, a female lion at the Topeka Zoo has grown a mane. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 25 Oct. 2022 At 47, with a wild mane of dark hair, Rabbi Horvilleur did not plan on becoming a rabbi, at least not at first. Julia Lieblich, New York Times, 30 Sep. 2022 The hotel heiress was instantly recognizable thanks to her platinum blonde mane, not to mention her visible delight at being back in the spotlight. Kerry Mcdermott, Vogue, 23 Sep. 2022 He was dressed in a black hoodie and Dollar General jeans that hid his athletic 56-year-old frame, and wore a brown beanie that pressed his long gray hair and Rasputinesque beard into a single wild mane. Sean Williams, Outside Online, 20 Sep. 2022 For this tour, Karol has traded in her trademark blue hair for a decidedly punk-adjacent look, donning a blazing red mane that recalls Shakira during her Donde Están Los Ladrones-era. E.r. Pulgar, Rolling Stone, 16 Sep. 2022 Of course, other products and tools contribute to the star's blonde mane as well. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 8 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of mane was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Mane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mane. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

mane

noun

1
: long heavy hair growing about the neck and head of some mammals (as horses and lions)
2
: long heavy hair on a person's head
maned adjective

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