man–of–war

play
noun \ˌma-nə(v)-ˈwȯr\

Definition of man–of–war

plural

men–of–war

play \ˌme-nə(v)-\ also

men–o'–war

play \-nə-\
  1. :  a combatant warship of a recognized navy

15th Century

First Known Use of man–of–war

15th century

Variants of man–of–war

or less commonly

man–o'–war

play \-nə-\

MAN–OF–WAR Defined for English Language Learners

man–of–war

play
noun \ˌma-nə(v)-ˈwȯr\

Definition of man–of–war for English Language Learners

  • : a ship that has many weapons and is used for war


MAN–OF–WAR Defined for Kids

man–of–war

play
noun \ˌma-nəv-ˈwȯr\

Definition of man–of–war for Students

plural

men–of–war

\me-\
  1. :  warship


Learn More about man–of–war


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up man–of–war? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to give authoritative approval to

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ