\ 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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But because this is Bella, the mane moment was accompanied by some seriously sultry makeup, black liner swinging from lids in a graphic cat eye that echoed her hair's angular edges. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Bella Hadid Reveals a Radical New Pixie Cut at the Met Gala," 7 May 2019 Even her ponytail was a sight to behold with red lips draped down her mane. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Janelle Monae Channeled a Surrealist Painting at the Met Gala," 7 May 2019 Make sure your mane is as indestructible as your spirit with Olaplex No. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What September's Aries Horoscope Means for You," 30 Aug. 2018 The Look: Ono wore a white felt hat atop her freewheeling mane for her wedding to John Lennon near Gibraltar, Spain. Vogue, "The Best Wedding Hair Styles of All Time, From Brigitte Bardot to Diana Ross," 26 Apr. 2019 There was his shaggy look in The Good Girl, his dark mane in Donnie Darko, and his buzzcut in Southpaw. Jillian Ruffo,, "Jake Gyllenhaal Remembers when 'My Sister Dyed My Hair with Manic Panic ... It Just Stays Forever'," 19 Jan. 2018 More than one model — including the opener — had similar fiery manes of red hair. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "Louis Vuitton’s Cruise Show Was an Homage to Grace Coddington," 29 May 2018 Beauty Bonus: Intense eyelashes will complement this bold dress, and keep that signature Leo lion’s mane tame with a detangling brush. Alanna Greco, Seventeen, "Exactly What to Wear to Prom, According to Your Sign," 11 Mar. 2019 Hardworking and affable, Immelt was 6-foot-4 with a mane of graying hair swept back from the temples. Thomas Gryta And Ted Mann, WSJ, "GE Powered the American Century—Then It Burned Out," 14 Dec. 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
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)

Other Words from mane

maned \ ˈmānd \ adjective

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to mark by some ceremony or observation

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