A man is a boy who grew up: an adult male. Man has hundreds of other meanings too, most of them guy-related.

In addition to being the male equivalent of a woman, the word man has many meanings in English. Not long ago, man used to mean the same thing as people, as in humanity or mankind. Baseball teams want to get a man on base. Manning up is showing courage. Manning a business is providing workers for that business, including someone to man the phones. In a game like Monopoly, your piece is your man. Also, a common greeting is "Hey, man!"

Definitions of man
  1. noun
    an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    “there were two women and six men on the bus”
    synonyms: adult male
    see moresee less
    adult female, woman
    an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
    show 8 examples...
    hide 8 examples...
    (Old Testament) in Judeo-Christian mythology; the first man and the husband of Eve and the progenitor of the human race
    (Old Testament) Cain and Abel were the first children of Adam and Eve born after the Fall of Man; Cain killed Abel out of jealousy and was exiled by God
    (Old Testament) Cain and Abel were the first children of Adam and Eve born after the Fall of Man; Abel was killed by Cain
    (Old Testament) third son of Adam and Eve; given by God in place of the murdered Abel
    (Old Testament) son of Noah
    (Old Testament) son of Noah
    (Old Testament) eldest son of Noah
    George Bryan Brummell
    English dandy who was a fashion leader during the Regency (1778-1840)
    show 70 types...
    hide 70 types...
    Black man
    a man who is Black
    white man
    a man who is White
    baboo, babu
    used as a Hindi courtesy title; equivalent to English `Mr'
    bachelor, unmarried man
    a man who has never been married
    (formerly) a title of respect for a man in Turkey or Egypt
    a friendly informal reference to a grown man
    beau, boyfriend, fellow, swain, young man
    a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman
    a man who is no longer a woman's boyfriend
    Samson, bruiser, bull, strapper
    a large and strong and heavyset man
    beau, clotheshorse, dandy, dude, fashion plate, fop, gallant, sheik, swell
    a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
    Esq, Esquire
    a title of respect for a member of the English gentry ranking just below a knight; placed after the name
    castrate, eunuch
    a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction
    father figure, father surrogate
    a man who takes over all the functions of the real father
    a man (often a powerful or influential man) who arouses emotions usually felt for your real father and with whom you identify psychologically
    buster, dude, fellow
    an informal form of address for a man
    a disreputable or clumsy person
    a man who is (usually) old and/or eccentric
    a man of refinement
    divorced man, grass widower
    a man who is divorced from (or separated from) his wife
    bozo, cat, guy, hombre
    an informal term for a youth or man
    a German man; used before the name as a title equivalent to Mr in English
    Hooray Henry
    a lively and ineffectual upper-class young man
    a man in charge of children in an institution
    a well-built, attractive man
    ex, ex-husband
    a man who was formerly a certain woman's husband
    a man with whom you are in love or have an intimate relationship
    iron man, ironman
    a strong man of exceptional physical endurance
    a man of great strength or bravery
    any handsome young man
    middle-aged man
    a man who is roughly between 45 and 65 years old
    used as a French courtesy title; equivalent to English `Mr'
    old boy, old man
    a familiar term of address for a man
    Methuselah, graybeard, greybeard, old man
    a man who is very old
    paterfamilias, patriarch
    the male head of family or tribe
    Peter Pan
    a boyish or immature man; after the boy in Barrie's play who never grows up
    a man who is effeminate in his manner and fussy in the way he dresses
    an able-bodied man serving as a member of a posse
    a Portuguese title of respect; equivalent to English `Mr'
    an adult male who shaves
    signior, signor
    used as an Italian courtesy title; can be prefixed to the name or used separately
    an Italian title of respect for a man; equivalent to the English `sir'; used separately (not prefixed to his name)
    term of address for a man
    an ordinary man
    he-man, macho-man, stud
    a man who is virile and sexually active
    (sometimes used ironically) a man of great strength and agility (after the hero of a series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs)
    widower, widowman
    a man whose wife is dead especially one who has not remarried
    philanderer, womaniser, womanizer
    a man who likes many women and has short sexual relationships with them
    golden boy, wonder boy
    a man who is unusually successful at an early age
    young buck, young man
    a teenager or a young adult male
    soul brother
    a fellow Black man
    broth of a boy, broth of a man
    an outstanding person; as if produced by boiling down a savory broth
    any man noted for his amorous adventures
    codger, old codger
    used affectionately to refer to an eccentric but amusing old man
    cockscomb, coxcomb
    a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments
    dirty old man
    a middle-aged man with lecherous inclinations
    a Spanish gentleman or nobleman
    Don Juan
    any successful womanizer (after the legendary profligate Spanish nobleman)
    foster father, foster-father
    a man who is a foster parent
    informal abbreviation of `gentleman'
    one of 40 gentlemen who attend the British sovereign on state occasions
    good ol' boy, good old boy, good ole boy
    a white male Southerner with an unpretentious convivial manner and conservative or intolerant attitudes and a strong sense of fellowship with and loyalty to other members of his peer group
    a successful womanizer; a man who behaves selfishly in his sexual relationships with women
    a British dandy in the 18th century who affected Continental mannerisms
    antique, gaffer, old geezer, old-timer, oldtimer
    an elderly man
    one of the boys
    a man who has been socially accepted into a group of other men
    a man who is older and higher in rank than yourself
    an informal British term for a youth or man
    squaw man
    a white man married to a North American Indian woman
    the husband of your mother by a subsequent marriage
    masher, skirt chaser, wolf, woman chaser
    a man who is aggressive in making amorous advances to women
    type of:
    adult, grownup
    a fully developed person from maturity onward
    male, male person
    a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
  2. noun
    an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent)
    “the army will make a man of you”
    see moresee less
    type of:
    male, male person
    a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
  3. noun
    a male person who plays a significant role (husband or lover or boyfriend) in the life of a particular woman
    “she takes good care of her man
    see moresee less
    a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man
    type of:
    a significant other to whom you are not related by marriage
    male, male person
    a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
  4. noun
    someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
    “two men stood sentry duty”
    synonyms: military man, military personnel, serviceman
    see moresee less
    a nonmilitary citizen
    show 116 examples...
    hide 116 examples...
    Ethan Allen
    a soldier of the American Revolution whose troops helped capture Fort Ticonderoga from the British (1738-1789)
    Chevalier de Bayard
    French soldier said to be fearless and chivalrous (1473-1524)
    Cesare Borgia
    Italian cardinal and military leader; model for Machiavelli's prince (1475-1507)
    Richard Evelyn Byrd
    explorer and United States naval officer; led expeditions to explore Antarctica (1888-1957)
    Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac
    a French soldier and dramatist remembered chiefly for fighting many duels (often over the size of his nose); was immortalized in 1897 in a play by Edmond Rostand (1619-1655)
    Stephen Decatur
    United States naval officer remembered for his heroic deeds (1779-1820)
    Admiral Dewey
    a United States naval officer remembered for his victory at Manila Bay in the Spanish-American War
    Alfred Dreyfus
    French army officer of Jewish descent whose false imprisonment for treason in 1894 raised issues of anti-Semitism that dominated French politics until his release in 1906 (1859-1935)
    David Glasgow Farragut
    United States admiral who commanded Union ships during the American Civil War (1801-1870)
    Thomas Wentworth Storrow Higginson
    United States writer and soldier who led the first Black regiment in the Union Army (1823-1911)
    Isaac Hull
    United States naval officer who commanded the `Constitution' during the War of 1812 and won a series of brilliant victories against the British (1773-1843)
    John Paul Jones
    American naval commander in the American Revolution (1747-1792)
    Tadeusz Andrzej Bonawentura Kosciuszko
    Polish patriot and soldier who fought with Americans in the American Revolution (1746-1817)
    Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier
    French soldier who served under George Washington in the American Revolution (1757-1834)
    Thomas Edward Lawrence
    Welsh soldier who from 1916 to 1918 organized the Arab revolt against the Turks; he later wrote an account of his adventures (1888-1935)
    Lighthorse Harry Lee
    soldier of the American Revolution (1756-1818)
    Alfred Thayer Mahan
    United States naval officer and historian (1840-1914)
    Mohammed Ali
    Albanian soldier in the service of Turkey who was made viceroy of Egypt and took control away from the Ottoman Empire and established Egypt as a modern state (1769-1849)
    Daniel Morgan
    soldier in the American Revolution who defeated the British in the battle of Cowpens, South Carolina (1736-1802)
    Chester William Nimitz
    United States admiral of the Pacific fleet during World War II who used aircraft carriers to destroy the Japanese navy (1885-1966)
    Sir Henry Percy
    English soldier killed in a rebellion against Henry IV (1364-1403)
    Juan Domingo Peron
    Argentine soldier who became president of Argentina (1895-1974)
    Matthew Calbraith Perry
    United States admiral who led a naval expedition to Japan and signed a treaty in 1854 opening up trade relations between United States and Japan; brother of Oliver Hazard Perry (1794-1858)
    Hyman George Rickover
    United States admiral who advocated the development of nuclear submarines (1900-1986)
    Jan Christian Smuts
    South African statesman and soldier (1870-1950)
    Norman leader in the First Crusade who played an important role in the capture of Jerusalem (1078-1112)
    Baron Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding
    British marshal of the RAF who commanded the British air defense forces that defeated the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain (1882-1970)
    Sir Arthur Travers Harris
    British marshal of the Royal Air Force; during World War II he directed mass bombing raids against German cities that resulted in heavy civilian casualties (1892-1984)
    Duc d'Elchingen
    French marshal in the Napoleonic Wars (1769-1815)
    Oliver Hazard Perry
    United States commodore who led the fleet that defeated the British on Lake Erie during the War of 1812; brother of Matthew Calbraith Perry (1785-1819)
    Hermann Maurice Saxe
    a French marshal who distinguished himself in the War of the Austrian Succession (1696-1750)
    Gnaeus Julius Agricola
    Roman general who was governor of Britain and extended Roman rule north to the Firth of Forth (37-93)
    ancient Athenian statesman and general in the Peloponnesian War (circa 450-404 BC)
    Antigonus Cyclops
    a general of Alexander the Great and king of Macedonia; lost one eye; killed in a battle at Ipsus (382-301 BC)
    Marcus Antonius
    Roman general under Julius Caesar in the Gallic wars; repudiated his wife for the Egyptian queen Cleopatra; they were defeated by Octavian at Actium (83-30 BC)
    Benedict Arnold
    United States general and traitor in the American Revolution; in 1780 his plan to surrender West Point to the British was foiled (1741-1801)
    Byzantine general under Justinian I; he recovered former Roman territories in northern Africa and fought against the Persians
    (Old Testament) Babylonian general and son of Nebuchadnezzar II; according to the Old Testament he was warned of his doom by divine handwriting on the wall that was interpreted by Daniel (6th century BC)
    Captain Bligh
    British admiral; was captain of the H.M.S. Bounty in 1789 when part of the crew mutinied and set him afloat in an open boat; a few weeks later he arrived safely in Timor 4,000 miles away (1754-1817)
    El Libertador
    Venezuelan statesman who led the revolt of South American colonies against Spanish rule; founded Bolivia in 1825 (1783-1830)
    Omar Nelson Bradley
    United States general who played an important role in the Allied victory in World War II (1893-1981)
    Braxton Bragg
    Confederate general during the American Civil War who was defeated by Grant in the battle of Chattanooga (1817-1876)
    Gentleman Johnny
    British general in the American Revolution who captured Fort Ticonderoga but lost the battle of Saratoga in 1777 (1722-1792)
    Ambrose Everett Burnside
    United States general in the American Civil War who was defeated by Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Fredericksburg (1824-1881)
    Gaius Julius Caesar
    conqueror of Gaul and master of Italy (100-44 BC)
    Chiang Chung-cheng
    Chinese military and political figure; in the Chinese civil war that followed World War II he was defeated by the Chinese communists and in 1949 was forced to withdraw to Taiwan where he served as president of Nationalist China until his death (1897-1975)
    First Duke of Marlborough
    English general considered one of the greatest generals in history (1650-1722)
    Mark Wayne Clark
    United States general who was Allied commander in Africa and Italy in World War II and was commander of the United Nations forces in Korea (1896-1984)
    Karl von Clausewitz
    Prussian general and military theorist who proposed a doctrine of total war and war as an extension of diplomacy (1780-1831)
    Lucius DuBignon Clay
    United States general who commanded United States forces in Europe from 1945 to 1949 and who oversaw the Berlin airlift (1897-1978)
    Baron Clive of Plassey
    British general and statesman whose victory at Plassey in 1757 strengthened British control of India (1725-1774)
    First Marquess Cornwallis
    commander of the British forces in the American War of Independence; was defeated by American and French troops at Yorktown (1738-1805)
    Oliver Cromwell
    English general and statesman who led the parliamentary army in the English Civil War (1599-1658)
    Butcher Cumberland
    English general; son of George II; fought unsuccessfully in the battle of Fontenoy (1721-1765)
    George Armstrong Custer
    United States general who was killed along with all his command by the Sioux at the Battle of Little Bighorn (1839-1876)
    Moshe Dayan
    Israeli general and statesman (1915-1981)
    Charles Andre Joseph Marie de Gaulle
    French general and statesman who became very popular during World War II as the leader of the Free French forces in exile (1890-1970)
    Demetrius Poliorcetes
    son of Antigonus Cyclops and king of Macedonia; he and his father were defeated at the battle of Ipsus (337-283 BC)
    James Harold Doolittle
    United States Air Force officer who electrified the world in 1942 by leading a squadron of 16 bombers on a daylight raid over Tokyo (1896-1993)
    Sir Francis Drake
    English explorer and admiral who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe and who helped to defeat the Spanish Armada (1540-1596)
    Dwight David Eisenhower
    United States general who supervised the invasion of Normandy and the defeat of Nazi Germany; 34th President of the United States (1890-1961)
    Prince Eugene of Savoy
    Austrian general in the service of the Holy Roman Empire during the War of the Spanish Succession (1663-1736)
    Gaius Flaminius
    Roman statesman and general who built the Flaminian Way; died when he was defeated by Hannibal (died 217 BC)
    Francisco Franco
    Spanish general whose armies took control of Spain in 1939 and who ruled as a dictator until his death (1892-1975)
    Giuseppe Garibaldi
    Italian patriot whose conquest of Sicily and Naples led to the formation of the Italian state (1807-1882)
    Ulysses Simpson Grant
    18th President of the United States; commander of the Union armies in the American Civil War (1822-1885)
    Leslie Richard Groves
    United States general who served as military director of the atomic bomb project (1896-1970)
    general who commanded the Carthaginian army in the second Punic War; crossed the Alps and defeated the Romans but was recalled to defend Carthage and was defeated (247-182 BC)
    general who commanded a Carthaginian army in Spain; joined his brother Hannibal in Italy and was killed by the Romans at the battle of Metaurus River (died 207 BC)
    Paul Ludwig von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg
    German field marshal and statesman; as president of the Weimar Republic he reluctantly appointed Hitler as chancellor in 1933 (1847-1934)
    (Apocrypha) the Assyrian general who was decapitated by the biblical heroine Judith
    Fighting Joe Hooker
    United States general in the Union Army who was defeated at Chancellorsville by Robert E. Lee (1814-1879)
    Samuel Houston
    United States politician and military leader who fought to gain independence for Texas from Mexico and to make it a part of the United States (1793-1863)
    Andrew Jackson
    7th president of the US; successfully defended New Orleans from the British in 1815; expanded the power of the presidency (1767-1845)
    Thomas Jonathan Jackson
    general in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War whose troops at the first Battle of Bull Run stood like a stone wall (1824-1863)
    Joseph Jacques Cesaire Joffre
    French field marshal who commanded the Allied armies in France during World War II (1852-1931)
    Joseph Eggleston Johnston
    Confederate general in the American Civil War; led the Confederate troops in the West (1807-1891)
    Joseph ben Matthias
    Jewish general who led the revolt of the Jews against the Romans and then wrote a history of those events (37-100)
    First Earl Kitchener of Khartoum
    British field marshal (1850-1916)
    Mikhail Ilarionovich Kutuzov
    Russian field marshal who commanded the Russian opposition to Napoleon (1745-1813)
    Robert Edward Lee
    American general who led the Confederate Armies in the American Civil War (1807-1870)
    Lucius Licinius Lucullus
    Roman general famous for self-indulgence and giving lavish banquets (circa 110-57 BC)
    Lucius Licinius Luculus
    Roman general famous for giving lavish banquets (110-57 BC)
    Spartan general who defeated the Athenians in the final battle of the Peloponnesian War (died in 395 BC)
    Macedonian general under Alexander the Great; with Seleucus he defeated Antigonus and Demetrius at the battle of Ipsus (circa 355-281 BC)
    Douglas MacArthur
    United States general who served as chief of staff and commanded Allied forces in the South Pacific during World War II; he accepted the surrender of Japan (1880-1964)
    George Catlett Marshall
    United States general and statesman who as Secretary of State organized the European Recovery Program (1880-1959)
    George Gordon Meade
    United States general in charge of the Union troops at the Battle of Gettysburg (1815-1872)
    Athenian general who defeated the Persians at Marathon (540-489)
    William Mitchell
    United States aviator and general who was an early advocate of military air power (1879-1936)
    1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
    English general during World War II; won victories over Rommel in North Africa and led British ground forces in the invasion of Normandy (1887-1976)
    Napoleon Bonaparte
    French general who became emperor of the French (1769-1821)
    Viscount Nelson
    English admiral who defeated the French fleets of Napoleon but was mortally wounded at Trafalgar (1758-1805)
    John Joseph Pershing
    United States general who commanded the American forces in Europe during World War I (1860-1948)
    George Edward Pickett
    American Confederate general known for leading a disastrous charge at Gettysburg (1825-1875)
    Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus
    Roman general and statesman who quarrelled with Caesar and fled to Egypt where he was murdered (106-48 BC)
    Colin luther Powell
    United States general who was the first African American to serve as chief of staff; later served as Secretary of State under President George W. Bush (born 1937)
    Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur
    French general who commanded French troops in the American Revolution, notably at Yorktown (1725-1807)
    Erwin Rommel
    German field marshal noted for brilliant generalship in North Africa during World War II (1891-1944)
    Karl Rudolf Gerd von Rundstedt
    German field marshal in World War II who directed the conquest of Poland and led the Ardennes counteroffensive (1875-1953)
    Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
    Mexican general who tried to crush the Texas revolt and who lost battles to Winfield Scott and Zachary Taylor in the Mexican War (1795-1876)
    Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Major
    Roman general who commanded the invasion of Carthage in the second Punic War and defeated Hannibal at Zama (circa 237-183 BC)
    Winfield Scott
    United States general who was a hero of the War of 1812 and who defeated Santa Anna in the Mexican War (1786-1866)
    Seleucus I Nicator
    Macedonian general who accompanied Alexander the Great into Asia; founded a line of kings who reigned in Asia Minor until 65 BC (358-281 BC)
    William Tecumseh Sherman
    United States general who was commander of all Union troops in the West; he captured Atlanta and led a destructive march to the sea that cut the Confederacy in two (1820-1891)
    Indian general and nawab of Bengal who opposed the colonization of India by England; he captured Calcutta in 1756 and many of his prisoners suffocated in a crowded room that became known as the Black Hole of Calcutta; he was defeated at the battle of Plassey by a group of Indian nobles in alliance with Robert Clive (1728-1757)
    Joseph Warren Stilwell
    United States general who commanded the Allied forces in China and Burma and India during World War II (1883-1946)
    Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix
    Roman general and dictator (138-78 BC)
    Albrecht Eusebius Wenzel von Wallenstein
    Austrian general who fought for the Hapsburgs during the Thirty Years' War (1583-1634)
    President Washington
    1st President of the United States; commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution (1732-1799)
    Archibald Percival Wavell
    British field marshal in North Africa in World War II; he defeated the Italians before being defeated by the Germans (1883-1950)
    Mad Anthony Wayne
    American general during the American Revolution (1745-1796)
    First Duke of Wellington
    British general and statesman; he defeated Napoleon at Waterloo; subsequently served as Prime Minister (1769-1852)
    Greek general and historian; student of Socrates (430-355 BC)
    Isoroku Yamamoto
    Japanese admiral who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 (1884-1943)
    Georgi Konstantinovich Zhukov
    Soviet general who during World Warr II directed the counteroffensive at Stalingrad and relieved Leningrad and captured Berlin (1896-1974)
    show 37 types...
    hide 37 types...
    air force officer, commander
    an officer in the airforce
    artilleryman, cannoneer, gunner, machine gunner
    a serviceman in the artillery
    bluejacket, navy man, sailor, sailor boy
    a serviceman in the navy
    commando, ranger
    a member of a military unit trained as shock troops for hit-and-run raids
    conscript, draftee, inductee
    someone who is drafted into military service
    enlisted person
    a serviceman who ranks below a commissioned officer
    Marine, devil dog, leatherneck, shipboard soldier
    a member of the United States Marine Corps
    military officer, officer
    any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command
    a member of the armed forces who does not participate in combat (e.g. a chaplain or surgeon)
    a member of a military force who is residing in a conquered foreign country
    a serviceman who wears stripes on the uniform to indicate rank or years of service
    ex-serviceman, vet, veteran
    a person who has served in the armed forces
    veteran, veteran soldier
    a soldier who has seen considerable active service
    military volunteer, voluntary, volunteer
    (military) a person who freely enlists for service
    adjutant, aide, aide-de-camp
    an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer
    army officer
    an officer in the armed forces
    brass hat
    a high-ranking military officer
    chief of staff
    the senior officer of a service of the armed forces
    a member of a coastguard
    commandant, commander, commanding officer
    an officer in command of a military unit
    commissioned officer
    a military officer holding a commission
    desk officer
    a military officer who is not assigned to active duty
    enlisted man
    a male enlisted person in the armed forces
    enlisted woman
    a female enlisted person in the armed forces
    executive officer
    the officer second in command
    inspector general
    a military officer responsible for investigations
    KP, kitchen police
    an enlisted person who is assigned to assist the cooks
    a member of the American Legion
    military adviser, military advisor
    a military officer who serves as an adviser to the troops of an allied nation
    naval officer
    an officer in the navy
    Navy SEAL, SEAL
    a member of a Naval Special Warfare unit who is trained for unconventional warfare
    enlisted officer, noncom, noncommissioned officer
    a military officer appointed from enlisted personnel
    an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army
    someone receiving intensive training for a naval technical rating
    a member of the crew of a submarine
    warrant officer
    holds rank by virtue of a warrant
    Grigori Aleksandrovich Potemkin, Grigori Potemkin, Grigori Potyokin, Potemkin, Potyokin
    a Russian officer and politician who was a favorite of Catherine II and in 1762 helped her to seize power; when she visited the Crimea in 1787 he gave the order for sham villages to be built (1739-1791)
    type of:
    skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker
    a worker who has acquired special skills
  5. noun
    a male subordinate
    “the chief stationed two men outside the building”
    “he awaited word from his man in Havana”
    see moresee less
    type of:
    foot soldier, subordinate, subsidiary, underling
    an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
  6. noun
    a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer
    “Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man
    synonyms: gentleman, gentleman's gentleman, valet, valet de chambre
    see moresee less
    type of:
    body servant
    a valet or personal maid
    a man servant
  7. noun
    any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
    synonyms: homo, human, human being
    see moresee less
    show 13 types...
    hide 13 types...
    human beings, human race, humanity, humankind, humans, mankind, world
    all of the living human inhabitants of the earth
    Homo erectus
    extinct species of primitive hominid with upright stature but small brain
    Homo soloensis
    extinct primitive hominid of late Pleistocene; Java; formerly Javanthropus
    Homo habilis
    extinct species of upright East African hominid having some advanced humanlike characteristics
    Homo sapiens
    the only surviving hominid; species to which modern man belongs; bipedal primate having language and ability to make and use complex tools; brain volume at least 1400 cc
    Homo sapiens neanderthalensis, Neandertal, Neandertal man, Neanderthal, Neanderthal man
    extinct robust human of Middle Paleolithic in Europe and western Asia
    Homo rhodesiensis, Rhodesian man
    a primitive hominid resembling Neanderthal man but living in Africa
    Java man, Trinil man
    fossil remains found in Java; formerly called Pithecanthropus erectus
    Peking man
    fossils found near Beijing, China; they were lost during World War II
    Solo man
    early man of late Pleistocene; skull resembles that of Neanderthal man but with smaller cranial capacity; found in Java
    extinct human of Upper Paleolithic in Europe
    Boskop man
    possible early Homo sapiens represented by a cranium found in the Transvaal; formerly considered a separate species
    Homo sapiens sapiens, modern man
    subspecies of Homo sapiens; includes all modern races
    type of:
    a primate of the family Hominidae
  8. noun
    the generic use of the word to refer to any human being
    “it was every man for himself”
  9. noun
    all of the living human inhabitants of the earth
    synonyms: human beings, human race, humanity, humankind, humans, mankind, world
    see moresee less
    type of:
    group, grouping
    any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
    homo, human, human being
    any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
  10. noun
    game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games
    “he taught me to set up the men on the chess board”
    synonyms: piece
    see moresee less
    show 12 types...
    hide 12 types...
    (board games) the darker pieces
    checker, chequer
    one of the flat round pieces used in playing the game of checkers
    chess piece, chessman
    any of 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game of chess
    game equipment consisting of a flat thin piece marked with characters and used in board games like Mah-Jong, Scrabble, etc.
    (board games) the lighter pieces
    (chess) a piece that can be moved diagonally over unoccupied squares of the same color
    castle, rook
    (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard
    (chess) the weakest but the most important piece
    a checker that has been moved to the opponent's first row where it is promoted to a piece that is free to move either forward or backward
    horse, knight
    a chessman shaped to resemble the head of a horse; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa)
    (chess) the least powerful piece; moves only forward and captures only to the side; it can be promoted to a more powerful piece if it reaches the 8th rank
    (chess) the most powerful piece
    type of:
    game equipment
    equipment or apparatus used in playing a game
  11. verb
    provide with workers
    “We cannot man all the desks”
    “Students were manning the booths”
    see moresee less
    serve as a crew member on
    type of:
    provide with staff
  12. verb
    take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place
    “Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning”
    see moresee less
    type of:
    do work, work
    be employed
Word Family