\ 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 mane (audio) \ adjective

Examples of mane in a Sentence

an actor with a thick mane of silver hair
Recent Examples on the Web Fixer Upper star Chip Gaines has gotten rid of his mane. Chaise Sanders, Country Living, 27 Aug. 2021 In a birthday tribute to Hemsworth, who turned 38 on Wednesday, Waititi claimed that the God of Thunder's mane takes a long, long, long time to get right. Jolie Lash,, 11 Aug. 2021 In a sport that keeps faces covered, every fan, broadcaster and player knew Polamalu was on the field by his trademark flowing mane. Marc Bona, cleveland, 1 Aug. 2021 The Green Knight, as seen in Lowery's enchanting Arthurian dream, is an imposing tree of a man, with a wispy beard of twigs and a wooden mane whose movements rustle with the sound of bended, creaking branches. Jake Coyle, Star Tribune, 28 July 2021 Forgoing a mane, Lyles was recently spotted wearing a leopard-and-camo-print running suit—and, as always, entertaining socks. Robert Sullivan, Vogue, 19 July 2021 Amid lockdown, after years of toying with the idea, MacDowell decided to not only stop coloring her signature mane of brunette curls (immortalized forever in films like Four Weddings and a Funeral), but make silver her new calling card. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 21 July 2021 Baffert, who wields a mane of silver hair, sunglasses and backslapping affability to great effect, is immensely likable. Timothy L. O’brien Bloomberg Opinion, Star Tribune, 11 May 2021 The actor portraying the sculptor, Granville Redmond, appeared in seven Chaplin films, recognizable by his wild mane of hair. New York Times, 8 Apr. 2021

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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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
: long, thick hair on a person's head


\ ˈmān How to pronounce mane (audio) \

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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