\ˈmān \

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 \ adjective

Examples of mane in a Sentence

an actor with a thick mane of silver hair

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Julian Borst flew down the home straight at the Husky Outdoor Track, auburn mane flopping in rhythm with his easy gait as the crowd cheered on this lanky athlete who was very clearly running away with the victory. Stefanie Loh, The Seattle Times, "As a new Special Olympics USA Games men’s 5,000m champ is crowned, a rivalry blooms," 2 July 2018 Four Sigmatic's four core mushrooms are reishi (for relaxation), cordyceps (for energy), chaga (for immunity) and lion's mane (for brain health and, proponents say, to help fight Alzheimer's). Terry Gardner,, "Tonics are all the rage in L.A.: Here's where to start," 18 May 2018 Phoebe Ryan keeps her neon green mane alive with their conditioners, and the company is also loved by YouTuber Jessie Paege. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Overtone Debuts Rose Gold Conditioner for Brown Hair," 11 Mar. 2018 Don't start using a round brush and a hair-dryer to style your mane or anything, but a dash of disco flavor wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. Megan Gustashaw, GQ, "Scott Disick's New Look Is Straight Out of 1978," 15 Feb. 2018 Hossein Pakdel, a renowned theater actor with a luxurious silver mane, served as the auctioneer, reading out lot numbers and prices in a beautiful cadence. Ramin Mostaghim,, "U.S. sanctions hurt, but Iran's wealthy find solace in art," 3 July 2018 Printed on the side of them is a lion with a flowing mane. Chapel Fowler, charlotteobserver, "White Sox prospect Michael Kopech stopped listening, went from struggling to sizzling," 27 June 2018 No longer weighed down by gloppy conditioner, my mane was softer, shinier, and lighter than ever before. The Editors Of Gq, GQ, "“You Smell Like a Hippie” Is a Compliment Now," 5 June 2018 Lions with darker manes have higher testosterone levels, signaling dominance and increasing their mating successes. Elisa Neckar, Discover Magazine, "20 Things You Didn't Know About ... Big Cats," 8 May 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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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


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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)

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maned \ˈmānd \ adjective

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