- the long hair growing on the back of or around the neck and neighboring parts of some animals, as the horse or lion.
- Informal. (on a human being) a head of distinctively long and thick or rough hair.
Origin of mane
Examples from the Web for maned
Historical Examples of maned
Then he jumps on the maned palfrey, which is now ready for inspection.Four Arthurian Romances
Some are maned like lions, some have young, keen faces, but all leave an impression of familiarity upon me.War's Brighter Side
I tell yer the maned white wolf is wiser'n most people, and but for eating his cubs, he's nature's gentleman.A Man in the Open
Maned, having a mane; Mane′less, without a mane; Mane′-like (Tenn.), like a mane: hanging in the form of a mane.
This monster has a maned neck, resembling a horse, a back of a grey colour, the belly inclining to white.Mythical Monsters
- the long coarse hair that grows from the crest of the neck in such mammals as the lion and horse
- long thick human hair
Word Origin for mane
Old English manu "mane," from Proto-Germanic *mano (cf. Old Norse mön, Old Frisian mana, Middle Dutch mane, Dutch manen, Old High German mana, German Mähne "mane"), from PIE *mon- "neck, nape of the neck" (cf. Sanskrit manya "nape of the neck," Old English mene "necklace," Latin monile "necklace," Welsh mwng "mane," Old Church Slavonic monisto, Old Irish muin "neck").