manned

adjective
\ ˈmand How to pronounce manned (audio) \

Definition of manned

: carrying, staffed, or performed by one or more people a manned security booth manned spaceflight a manned mission

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Usage Discussion of Manned and Unmanned

While manned and unmanned are still commonly used in news sources to describe spaceflights with and without human crews, respectively, NASA has since the early 21st century used and prescribed non-gender-specific terms, preferring such descriptors as human, piloted, and crewed for the former, and unpiloted and uncrewed for the latter.

Examples of manned in a Sentence

a manned mission to the moon
Recent Examples on the Web Separately in July, a number of researchers argued that going to the second planet in the solar system could have benefits for a manned mission to Mars. Chris Ciaccia, Fox News, "Parts of Venus, which could be home to life, might be on the moon," 8 Oct. 2020 The contract is SpaceX's first to build satellites and comes after the company's successful launch and return mission with NASA astronauts, the first manned space launch on U.S. soil in nearly a decade. Tyler Van Dyke, Washington Examiner, "SpaceX wins $149M Pentagon contract to build missile-tracking satellites," 6 Oct. 2020 Separately in July, a number of researchers argued that going to the second planet in the Solar System could have benefits for a manned mission to Mars. Chris Ciaccia, Fox News, "Meteors that brushed Earth's atmosphere may have brought life to Venus, study says," 27 Sep. 2020 Separately in July, a number of researchers argued that going to the second planet in the Solar System could have benefits for a manned mission to Mars. Chris Ciaccia, Fox News, "Venus is a 'Russian planet,' Kremlin top scientist claims," 21 Sep. 2020 The Sheriff’s Office has set up four manned security roadblocks in areas of the county affected by the wildfires: South Elwood Road at Oregon 211; South Shibley Road at Oregon 211; Oregon 211 at Oregon 224; and Oregon 224 east of Fall Creek. oregonlive, "Clackamas County fire update: Improved conditions help firefighters, changed evacuation levels, increased law enforcement," 15 Sep. 2020 No one will miss the implication of this impassioned piece of parental instruction—the words of a woman about to command an international team embarking on the first manned mission to Mars. Dorothy Rabinowitz, WSJ, "‘Away’ Review: High Drama in Space," 3 Sep. 2020 Firefighters typically monitor such outbreaks with manned watchtowers, aircraft, ground patrols, and satellites. Ian Randall, Science | AAAS, "Self-powered wildfire detector could help prevent deadly blazes," 24 Aug. 2020 Austal already has been pitching plans for manned and unmanned vessels that capitalize on its experience building LCSs and EPFs. al, "Austal’s fast transport: Enticing possibilities, unclear politics," 18 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of manned

1583, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of manned was in 1583

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18 Oct 2020

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“Manned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/manned. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for manned

manned

adjective
How to pronounce manned (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of manned

: carrying or done by a person

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