Related formswell-manned, adjective
Definition for manned (2 of 2)
noun, plural men.
- a person or group asserting authority or power over another, especially in a manner experienced as being oppressive, demeaning, or threatening, as an employer, the police, or a dominating racial group.
- a person or group upon whom one is dependent, as the drug supplier for an addict.
verb (used with object), manned, man·ning.
Origin of man1
SYNONYMS FOR man
Related formsman·less, adjectiveman·less·ly, adverbman·less·ness, nounman·ness, noun
Although some editors and writers reject or disregard these objections to man as a generic, many now choose instead to use such terms as human being ( s ), human race, humankind, people, or, when called for by style or context, women and men or men and women. See also -man, -person, -woman.
Examples from the Web for manned
In the Horn of Africa, the U.S. military has long eschewed the use of drones in favor of manned aircraft for operational reasons.
Those flights are being carried out by drones and manned fighters, U.S. Navy and Air Force aircraft alike.
Manned, unmanned, a balloon, a kite—you still have to get the information into the hands of the firefighters.Fighting Wildfire With Satellites, Lasers, and Drones|Elizabeth Lopatto|July 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The National Research Council reports that NASA has functionally thrown in the towel on a manned mission to Mars.
In front of the City Hall building hundreds of tires have been piled up to form a barricade that is manned by yet more masked men.Pro-Russian Protestors in Ukraine Dream of Soviet Glory Days|David Patrikarakos|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At Leghorn, Shelley, accompanied by a friend, visited a ship which was manned by Greek sailors.The Radicalism of Shelley and Its Sources|Daniel J. MacDonald
The trenches in diplomatic warfare must be manned by regular trenchermen.
Then a yacht was built, manned by two men, and it was the delight of Peter to take the helm himself.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VIII|John Lord
The chain-pumps were manned; but great was the dismay when it was found that they were choked and would not work.True Blue|W.H.G. Kingston
Before this, he had shown what deeds might be wrought upon the sea by ships prepared and manned and led by himself.With the Black Prince|William Osborn Stoddard
British Dictionary definitions for manned (1 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for manned (2 of 4)
noun plural men (mɛn)
- a member of any of the living races of Homo sapiens, characterized by erect bipedal posture, a highly developed brain, and powers of articulate speech, abstract reasoning, and imagination
- any extinct member of the species Homo sapiens, such as Cro-Magnon man
- a subordinate, servant, or employee contrasted with an employer or manager
- (in combination)the number of man-days required to complete a job
- without exceptionthey were slaughtered to a man
verb mans, manning or manned (tr)
Derived Formsmanless, adjective
Word Origin for man
British Dictionary definitions for manned (3 of 4)
noun the Man (sometimes not capital) US
British Dictionary definitions for manned (4 of 4)
Idioms and Phrases with manned
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
- 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.