\ 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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An adult male weighs about 500 pounds and features a dark mane. Washington Post, "The pair — one male and one female — are part of a subspecies extinct in the wild.," 8 July 2019 While many fans celebrated Bailey's casting on social media, some critics had nasty things to say about Disney's choice of a new black princess, including the fact that Bailey doesn't have the same redhead mane as the original cartoon mermaid. Maeve Mcdermott, USA TODAY, "'Poor, unfortunate souls': Freeform throws Ursula-inspired shade at 'Little Mermaid' critics," 5 July 2019 His menacing scowl, horseshoe mustache and wild mane of hair gave Hartenstine an intimidating look. Will Larkin,, "Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 67, Mike Hartenstine," 1 July 2019 The rest of the cast—from Michael Shannon (with a lustrous mane of hair) to Alyssa Milano—played multiple characters, which was often incredibly confusing, even for the actors. Emily Dreyfuss, WIRED, "Hollywood Tried to Save America with a Live Reading of the Mueller Report," 25 June 2019 Also on Dorrance’s front line was a towering figure with a flowing mane of hair: Akers. Grant Wahl,, "How the Women's World Cup and USWNT Were Built From Scratch," 6 June 2019 On the left shoulder, Zaldi added a flock of black ostrich feathers to resemble a zebra mane. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "A Closer Look at RuPaul’s Campy Met Gala Suit," 10 May 2019 As for the lion's mane, consider buying a Bon Jovi-esque wig and tousling it with some hair spray for some extra-fabulous volume. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "These 'Masked Singer' Halloween Costumes Are the Biggest Mic Drop of All Time," 21 June 2019 There, a short distance across the river, was a lion, a male with a rock-star mane that suddenly perked up at the sight of a human walking freely in his domain. Ken Geiger, National Geographic, "Take a solo safari through South Africa’s wild grasslands," 30 May 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


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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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