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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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