Isle of Man


noun

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Definition for isle of man (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 isle of man (1 of 4)

Isle of Man

noun

See (Isle of) Man 2

British Dictionary definitions for isle of man (2 of 4)

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 isle of man (3 of 4)

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 isle of man (4 of 4)

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 isle of man

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