\ ˈmān How to pronounce mane (audio) \

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 How to pronounce maned (audio) \ adjective

Examples of mane in a Sentence

an actor with a thick mane of silver hair
Recent Examples on the Web Known for his mane of white hair and his fiery temper, O'Connell, a graduate of St. Xavier High School, Xavier University and Notre Dame Law School, is no stranger to big-money cases. Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, "Meet the attorneys who pulled together Louisville's $12 million Breonna Taylor settlement," 20 Sep. 2020 At high tables customers snack on pizza, empanadas and pulled pork sandwiches or await their turn to trim months of pandemic mane in the barber’s chair. Iris M. Crawford,, "Inside San Francisco’s new COVID-compatible outdoor Barber Collective," 20 Sep. 2020 Lion’s mane, which has the look of a shaggy, faux-fur ottoman, was found in a 2016 study published by the Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine to promote peripheral nerve regeneration in rats. New York Times, "Are Mushrooms the Future of Wellness?," 18 Sep. 2020 The model took to Instagram on Thursday to share a series of four snaps featuring a trademark mane of rumpled blonde hair coupled with a growing baby bump and preternaturally luminous skin. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Gigi Hadid Shares a New Series of Glowing Pregnancy Selfies—While Followers Speculate That Her Baby May Have Arrived," 17 Sep. 2020 Known for his long mane of silver hair and a passion for scuba diving, Bleyzer was born in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv and had immigrated to the U.S. in 1978. Simon Shuster, ProPublica, "Rick Perry’s Ukrainian Dream," 23 Oct. 2019 To accompany her refractive and fringed Versace dress, Doja pulled her onyx mane into an extra-long updo, the ponytail tautly twisted and left to reach well past her hips. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Doja Cat Makes a Mile-Long Ponytail All Her Own With Artful Baby Hairs," 31 Aug. 2020 The 13-year-old lion was a popular attraction at Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, known for his striking black mane and comfort with tourist vehicles. Tom Mcnamara, Popular Science, "How a 19-year-old lion fathered 35 cubs in 18 months," 27 Aug. 2020 Wearing a kilt and T-shirt along with his mane of bushy brown hair, the longtime Boulder Creek resident was driving around in his pickup with a pump and water drum to douse flames. Kurtis Alexander,, "In Santa Cruz Mountains, the fight is on to save small towns as CZU Complex fire roars on," 23 Aug. 2020

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

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23 Sep 2020

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“Mane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of mane

: long, thick hair growing from the neck of a horse or around the neck of a lion
informal : long, thick hair on a person's head


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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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