mane

noun \ ˈmān \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

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

maned

play \ˈmānd\ adjective

Examples of mane in a Sentence

  1. an actor with a thick mane of silver hair

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Origin and Etymology of mane

Middle English, from Old English manu; akin to Old High German mana mane, Latin monile necklace


MANE Defined for English Language Learners

mane

noun

Definition of mane for English Language Learners

  • : 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


MANE Defined for Kids

mane

noun \ ˈmān \

Definition of mane for Students

: long heavy hair growing about the neck and head of some animals (as a horse or lion)

maned

\ˈmānd\ adjective

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