mane

noun
\ 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

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Read on for 10 totally doable, quick ways to whip fine hair into a full, bouncy mane. 1. Jaime Osnato, SELF, "10 Styling Hacks to Create Thicker-Looking Hair," 5 Jan. 2019 His mane, wet, is the color of dark wood, glimmering with beams of honey, and falls just past where his barn door shoulders stop flexing. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Aquaman goes for broke and lands somewhere between overstuffed marine opera and cheesy comic book fun," 11 Dec. 2018 And my father’s new girlfriend, with her belly button piercing, skimpy clothing, and wild mane, became a stand-in for Angelina. Samantha Leach, Glamour, "My Parents Divorced at the Same Time as Brad and Jen—and Yes, There Was an Angelina," 29 Nov. 2018 Ever-practical Carol has ditched her short hair for a billowing witch’s mane. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "The Walking Dead’s fresh start looks like a big step back," 12 Nov. 2018 Just call it another testament to Grande's unstoppable nature: from men to mane, change is good. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Ariana Grande Says "Thank U, Next" to Her Power Ponytail—And Embraces the Easy Bob," 15 Nov. 2018 Celebrity hairstylist Frederic Aspiras is the man behind her mane. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Lady Gaga Showed Up to the 2019 Golden Globes With Electric Blue Hair," 7 Jan. 2019 Straight-pin faux chrysanthemums around face for mane. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "50+ Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Halloween," 25 July 2018 The account instantly went viral, and she's been delighting the world with glamour shots of Chanco's mane ever since. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Meet Baby Chanco, the 7-Month-Old Going Viral for Her Full Head of Hair," 25 July 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
informal : long, thick hair on a person's head

mane

noun
\ 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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