Definition for men (2 of 4)
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.
Definition for men (3 of 4)
Definition for men (4 of 4)
noun, plural men's.
Examples from the Web for men
Security officials told Agence France-Presse that the gas station manager said he had recognized the two men.
There are parks filled with men pushing strollers and coffee shops where fathers meet their friends, babes in arms.
In these regions, men are now doing between 30 and 45 percent of the care work.
Inside the guild, men in caps and long gowns sit in twos, weaving together in small rooms.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech|Liza Foreman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Evidence is piling up that as men do more of the caregiving, violence against women falls.
Men are judged there not by what they are and are to be, but by what they can now do.Conflict of Northern and Southern Theories of Man and Society|Henry Ward Beecher
His fort was destroyed, his men were killed, his settlement was a failure.The True Story of Christopher Columbus|Elbridge S. Brooks
The men rode toward the rear of the herd, one on each side, and Arlie fell in beside her old playmate, Dick.A Texas Ranger|William MacLeod Raine
Men go sighing on, drinking their rivers of pleasure and climbing their mountains of vanity.The Hart and the Water-Brooks;|John R. Macduff
It was the wise guidance, judicious and calm leadership of the men in these schools that saved the day at Atlanta.Twenty-Five Years in the Black Belt|William James Edwards
British Dictionary definitions for men (1 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for men (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 men (3 of 4)
noun the Man (sometimes not capital) US
British Dictionary definitions for men (4 of 4)
Medicine definitions for men
Idioms and Phrases with men (1 of 2)
see all things to all people (men); separate the men from the boys. Also see under man.
Idioms and Phrases with men (2 of 2)
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.