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English definition of “man”


noun [C] (HUMAN MALE)   /mæn/ (plural men  /men/)
an adult male human being: a young man the men’s 400-meter race John can solve anything – the man’s a genius . A man is also a male employee without particular rank or title , or a member of the military who has a low rank : The gas company sent a man to fix the heating system . infml Man is sometimes used when addressing an adult male human being: Hey , man, got a light ? infml Man is sometimes used as an exclamation , esp . when the speaker is expressing a strong emotion : Man, what a storm ! man and wife When an official at a wedding says a man and a woman have become man and wife , it means they are now married to each other. manliness    /ˈmæn·li·nəs/ noun [U] We no longer equate aggression with manliness.
(Definition of man noun (HUMAN MALE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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