\ 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
Recent Examples on the Web The character, played in the Netflix series by movie star Henry Cavill, has a mane of white hair, drinks magical potions, and commands ultra strength, agility and sight resulting from Witcher mutations. John Jurgensen, WSJ, "How Big a Hit Is ‘The Witcher’? New Netflix Show Stirs Debate.," 26 Jan. 2020 Steyer, who has a blond mane and a California vibe, heads the kids-and-tech advocacy group Common Sense Media. Brian Barth, The New Yorker, "Big Tech’s Big Defector," 25 Nov. 2019 How Much to Tip Hairdressers A great hairdresser is worth their weight in gold for those want their manes looking magnificent. Jill Gleeson, Country Living, "Our Easy Tipping Etiquette Guide Tells You How Much to Tip in Every Situation," 6 Nov. 2019 Now that Thor isn’t rocking his long mane, the Avenger is a little bit easier to dress up as. Alicia Kortendick, oregonlive, "Best Halloween costumes for the whole family," 7 Oct. 2019 In The Lion King, the main villain is an evil lion named Scar who has a black mane and a scar over his left eye. Pete Keeley, The Hollywood Reporter, "Big Little Lions: Disney's New 'Lion King' Dodges the 'Kimba' Similarity Issue," 22 July 2019 Male lions are some of the only cats to have manes, but until this century no one knew why. Emily Toomey, Smithsonian, "Ten Things We’ve Learned About Lions Since Disney’s Original ‘The Lion King’," 19 July 2019 Willowy and with a mane of long black hair, Sahafi experimented with different looks: a 5 o’clock shadow created with black makeup, or bushy beards made by cutting her own hair and sticking it to her cheeks with glue. Tariq Panja, New York Times, "An Iranian Soccer Fan’s Dream Comes True Without Her," 10 Oct. 2019 Choose one or choose them all, from Dorothy and Blanche to Rose and Sophia, watch as a whimsical mane of greenery covers the head of your favorite 6151 Richmond Street residents—no visit to the beauty salon required. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "It’s Settled: Everyone on Our Christmas List Is Getting a Golden Girls Chia Pet," 12 Sep. 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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The first known use of mane was before the 12th century

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8 Feb 2020

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“Mane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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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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