\ 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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Crosby has Type 2 diabetes and eight stents in his heart, and the famous Custer mustache and mane of hair are a billowy white. Globe Staff,, "No Stills, no Nash, no Young — but a lot of Crosby," 31 July 2019 To me locs are a symbol of beauty and strength, almost like a lion’s mane. Constance Grady, Vox, "What makes Zendaya a great celebrity," 15 July 2019 Queen Bey was perfectly dressed for the occasion, wearing a gold-sequenced catsuit featuring the face of a lion and adorned with massive feathers resembling a lion’s mane. Justine Browning,, "Beyoncé meets Nala from Broadway's The Lion King ahead of Disney remake," 19 June 2019 The balloon’s form begins with orange skin, small hands, and an amber wave of mane. Richard Morgan, Fortune, "The Story Behind the Baby Trump Balloon," 8 June 2019 Who can name its transactions, the sense that fell through us of untouchable wind, unknown effort—one black mane? Emily Berry, The New York Review of Books, "Emily Berry," 6 June 2019 The International Human Rights lawyer’s mane is a rich shade of volcanic obsidian, or a bar of Ghirardelli chocolate. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "2019 Is the Year of “The Amal” Blowout," 30 Apr. 2019 In 2002, a study led by lion expert Craig Packer revealed that males with longer, darker manes had higher testosterone, fewer injuries and were more mature. Emily Toomey, Smithsonian, "Ten Things We’ve Learned About Lions Since Disney’s Original ‘The Lion King’," 19 July 2019 These days, Beyoncé’s mane isn’t the only thing that has fans freaking out. Robyn Merrett,, "Beyoncé Shows Off Her Real Hair as Her Mother Tina Knowles Praises Her for Being 'Au Naturale'," 27 June 2019

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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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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


\ 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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