Douglas

[ duhg-luh s ]
/ ˈdʌg ləs /

noun

Definition for douglas (2 of 2)

Man
[ man ]
/ mæn /

noun

Isle of, an island of the British Isles, in the Irish Sea. 227 sq. mi. (588 sq. km). Capital: Douglas.
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British Dictionary definitions for douglas (1 of 5)

Douglas1
/ (ˈdʌɡləs) /

noun

a town and resort on the Isle of Man, capital of the island, on the E coast. Pop: 25 347 (2001)

British Dictionary definitions for douglas (2 of 5)

Douglas2
/ (ˈdʌɡləs) /

noun

C (lifford) H (ugh). 1879–1952, British economist, who originated the theory of social credit
Gavin. ?1474–1522, Scottish poet, the first British translator of the Aeneid
Keith (Castellain). 1920–44, British poet, noted for his poems of World War II: killed in action
Michael K (irk). born 1944, US film actor; his films include Romancing the Stone (1984), Wall Street (1987), Basic Instinct (1992), and Wonder Boys (2000)
(George) Norman. 1868–1952, British writer, esp of books on southern Italy such as South Wind (1917)
Tommy, full name Thomas Clement Douglas (1904–86). Canadian statesman: premier of Saskatchewan 1944–61

British Dictionary definitions for douglas (3 of 5)

man
/ (mæn) /

noun plural men (mɛn)

interjection

informal an exclamation or expletive, often indicating surprise or pleasure

verb mans, manning or manned (tr)

Derived forms of man

manless, adjective

Word Origin for man

Old English mann; related to Old Frisian man, Old High German man, Dutch man, Icelandic mathr

usage for man

The use of man to mean human beings in general is often considered sexist. Gender-neutral alternatives include human beings, people and humankind . The verb to man can also often be replaced by to staff, to operate and related words

British Dictionary definitions for douglas (4 of 5)

Man1
/ (mæn) /

noun the Man (sometimes not capital) US

Black slang a White man or White men collectively, esp when in authority, in the police, or held in contempt
slang a drug peddler

British Dictionary definitions for douglas (5 of 5)

Man2
/ (mæn) /

noun

Isle of Man an island in the British Isles, in the Irish Sea between Cumbria and Northern Ireland: a UK Crown Dependency (but not part of the United Kingdom), with its own ancient parliament, the Court of Tynwald; a dependency of Norway until 1266, when for a time it came under Scottish rule; its own language, Manx, became extinct in the 19th century but has been revived to some extent. Capital: Douglas. Pop: 86 159 (2013 est). Area: 588 sq km (227 sq miles)
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Idioms and Phrases with douglas

man

In addition to the idioms beginning with man

  • man about town
  • man in the street
  • man of few words
  • man of his word
  • man of the moment
  • man of the world
  • many a
  • many hands make light work
  • many happy returns
  • many is the

also see:

  • as one (man)
  • company man
  • dead soldier (man)
  • dirty joke (old man)
  • every man for himself
  • every man has his price
  • girl (man) Friday
  • hatchet man
  • hired hand (man)
  • ladies' man
  • low man on the totem pole
  • marked man
  • new person (man)
  • no man is an island
  • odd man out
  • (man) of few words
  • one man's meat is another man's poison
  • own man
  • right-hand man
  • see a man about a dog
  • to a man

Also see undermen.

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