\ 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 Cosmic visions of horses with their manes on fire, Jesus in Mary’s arms and ships in the sky merge with small moments: the view from a hotel room window, a couple in a parked car, someone sitting at a kitchen table listening to the radio. Greg Kot,, "Album review wrap-up: Nick Cave transforms, the Highwomen rise, Tool returns, and more," 9 Oct. 2019 Karl Sjostrom, Fruktstereo’s co-founder, is a lanky man of muted intensity with a shoulder-length ginger mane and a full beard to match. Washington Post, "Fresh, local and unpretentious: A Swedish city with a stirring culinary scene," 31 Jan. 2020 Each fungus looked spookier than the next: the shiitake, the golden oyster, the deer horn, the lion’s mane. Rivka Galchen, The New Yorker, "How South Korea Is Composting Its Way to Sustainability," 2 Mar. 2020 Johnson decided to withdraw from Poth High School and home school while continuing to grow his mane. Alaa Elassar, CNN, "A high school student is growing out his hair for his sick sister. When administrators asked him to cut it, he withdrew from school," 9 Feb. 2020 Inside are lion’s mane, shiitake, porcini, and oyster mushrooms, waiting for their turn in the spotlight. Ellen Fort, Sunset Magazine, "The Ultimate Mushroom Trip? A Foraging Weekend in Big Sur," 15 Jan. 2020 Smith breezed past the line, scrubbing on Justify’s mane, 1 3/4 lengths clear of Gronkowski. Tim Layden,, "It's Instinctive to Compare Justify's Triple Crown to American Pharoah's but Both Share Connection to Greatness," 10 June 2018 At more than six feet in heels with a cascading blonde mane, one of the only 26 women in the U.S. Senate, and a clear outsider from the business world, she's bound to stand out. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "A Q&A with Sen. Kelly Loeffler on her unlikely path to Washington—and what she’s planning to do there," 17 Jan. 2020 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

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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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4 Apr 2020

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“Mane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Apr. 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


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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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