manman1 /mæn/ ●●●S1W1 noun (plural men /men/)1male person [countable]MAN an adultmalehuman → womanThere were two men and a woman in the car.He’s a very kind man.a man’s watchDon’t keep Hansen waiting – he’s a busy man.2strong/brave [countable usually singular]MAN a man who has the qualities that people think a man should have, such as being brave, strong etcCome on, be a man now. No more crying.He wasn’t man enough (=strong or brave enough) to face up to his responsibilities.make a man (out) of somebody (=make a boy or young man start behaving in a confident way)Running his own business has really made a man out of Terry.3person [countable]PERSON/PEOPLE a person, either male or female – used especially in formal situations or in the pastAll men are equal in the eyes of the law.a man’s right to work4people [uncountable]GROUP OF PEOPLE people as a groupThis is one of the worst diseases known to man.the evolution of manprehistoric/Stone Age/modern man (=people who lived at a particular stage of human development)5workerWORKERa)[countable usually plural] a man who works for an employerWhy were there no protests from the men at the factory?b)BO[countable] a man who does a job for you, especially repairing somethingHas the man been to fix the TV?gas man/rent man etcI waited all day for the gas man.c)the man from something a man who works for a particular company or organizationWas that the man from the PR agency?6particular kind of man [countable]a)MANa man who comes from a particular place, does a particular kind of work, or is connected with a particular organization, especially a university or companyI think she married a Belfast man.I’ve been a military man all my life.Even a Harvard man has a lot to learn about politics.b)LIKE somebody OR somethinga man who likes, or likes doing, a particular thingI’m more of a jazz man myself.Are you a betting man?7 →man!8soldier [countable usually plural]PM a soldier or sailor who is under the authority of an officerThe captain ordered his men to fire.9husband [countable] informalSSF a woman’s husband or boyfriendsomebody’s manShe spent five years waiting for her man to come out of prison.10 →the man11 →somebody’s your man12 →you da man!13 →our man14 →our man in/at something15 →men in (grey) suits16 →a man of his word17 →a man of few words18 →be your own man19 →the man of the moment/hour/year20 →it’s every man for himself21 →the man in the street22 →a man of the people23 →a man’s man24 →a ladies’ man25 →man and boy26 →man and wife27 →live as man and wife28 →as one man29 →to a man/to the last man30 →man-about-town31 →man of God/man of the cloth32 →my (good) man33 →my man34 →your/yer man35servant [countable] old-fashionedBO a male servantMy man will drive you to the station.36game [countable]DGB one of the pieces you use in a game such as chess37 →every man jack38 →kick/hit a man when he’s down39 →man’s best friend40 →the man of the house →best man, man-to-man, New Man, old man, → be a man/woman of the worldat world1(21)THESAURUSman an adult male humana young manSir Edmund Hillary was the first man to climb Mount Everest.guy (also bloke/chap British English) informal a manShe’d arranged to meet a guy in the bar.Alex is a really nice bloke.gentleman formal a man – used as a very polite way of talking about a manan elderly gentlemanPlease could you serve this gentleman?boy a young male person, usually a child or a teenagera teenage boylad old-fashioned informal a boy or young manWhen I was a young lad, I wanted to join the army.youth a teenage boy or young man – used especially in news reports to show disapprovalGangs of youths roam the streets.male formal a man – used especially by the police or in science and researchcontexts. The adjectivemale is much more common than the nounWe are investigating the death of an unidentified male.The condition is usually found only in males.dude American English informal a man – a very informal useYou could tell there was something creepy going on with that dude.relating to menmale adjective a male teacher, singer etc is a man. Male jobs are the kind of jobs that men typically doMost science teachers are male.a male nurseWe are trying to recruit more women to do traditionally male jobs such as engineering.masculine considered to be more typical of a man than of a womanHe had a very masculine face.masculine aggressionmanly having the qualities that people expect and admire in a man, such as being brave and strongHe took off his shirt, revealing his manly chest.It isn’t considered manly to cry.In the portrait, the King looked manly and in control.He was bronzed and athletic, with manly features and a steady gaze.machobehaving in a way that is traditionally typical of men, for example by being strong and tough and not showing your feelings – used especially either humorously or to show disapprovalOn the outside he may seem to be very macho but inside he’s very sensitive.Stallone always plays macho men.He’s far too macho to drink mineral water.
man• Man, your refrigerator makes a lot of noise.From Longman Business Dictionarymanman /mæn/ verb (manned, manning) [transitive]if a person or group mans a vehicle, place, or system, they work there or operate the systemHe has opened an office manned by two of his sons.Can you man the phones (=answer any telephone calls) for an hour?→ See Verb table