mankind

noun, singular or plural in construction man·kind
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of mankind

1 \ˈman-ˈkīnd, -ˌkīnd\ :the human race :the totality of human beings
2 \-ˌkīnd\ :men especially as distinguished from women

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First Known Use of mankind

13th century


MANKIND Defined for English Language Learners

mankind

noun

Definition of mankind for English Language Learners

  • : all people thought of as one group


MANKIND Defined for Kids

mankind

noun man·kind

Definition of mankind for Students

1 \ˈman-ˈkīnd\ :human beings
2 \-ˌkīnd\ :men as distinguished from women

Medical Dictionary

mankind

noun singular but singular or plural in construction man·kind \ ˈman-ˈkīnd, -ˌkīnd \

medical Definition of mankind

:the human race :the totality of human beings


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