- produced, formed, or made by humans.
- produced artificially; not resulting from natural processes.
- (of a fiber) manufactured synthetically from a cellulosic or noncellulosic base; produced chemically.
- (of a fabric or garment) constructed of synthetically made fibers.
Origin of man-made
First recorded in 1710–20
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Related Wordsbogus, counterfeit, ersatz, factitious, imitation, manufactured, mock, phony, plastic, sham, simulated, specious, spurious, substitute, synthetic, unnatural, unreal, fabricated, faked, false
Examples from the Web for manmade
Fifty years ago, we were just beginning to learn some important lessons from natural disasters, epidemics, and manmade tragedies.Heed the Warnings: Why We’re on the Brink of Mass Extinction
Sean B. Carroll
November 30, 2014
The official language deployed in natural and manmade disasters can often be formulaic and confusing.MH370: How Do Insurers Put a Price on Life?
March 26, 2014
The only way to honor our tragic histories is to create a future for our children free of manmade tragedy.The Lessons of the Nakba
Ziad J. Asali
May 11, 2012
Staff members are accorded rooms in luxurious palaces or five-star hotels with views of manmade, pristine lakes.When Bush Caved to Egypt
January 30, 2011
A country so steeped in manmade misfortunes, so proud of its ethos of self-support, was caught unaware when nature struck.Israel's Inferno
December 5, 2010
The three crowded into the cool recesses of the manmade aerie.The Great Dome on Mercury
Arthur Leo Zagat
The message sank in: foreigners love disasters, natural and manmade.After the Rain
The study of the Law isn't like the study of physics or whatever; these are manmade laws—commands, not descriptions....Or Your Money Back
Gordon Randall Garrett
- made or produced by man; artificial
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Word Origin and History for manmade
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