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noun (MALE)    /mæn/ (plural men   /men/   )
A1 [C] an adult male human being: a young/tall man men and women the man in the green jacket the men's champion in the 400 metres Steve can solve anything - the man's a genius.Men and womenKinds of menKinds of women [C] a male employee, without particular rank or title: The gas company said they would send some men to fix the heating. The man from the BBC wrote some positive things about the movie. The military expedition was made up of 100 officers and men. Our man in Washington sent us the news by fax yesterday.old-fashioned My man (= male servant) will show you to the door.Employees and colleagues a marketing, advertising, etc. man a man typical of or involved in marketing, advertising, etc.Advertising, marketing and merchandisingRetailing [C] informal a husband or male sexual partner: I hear she's got a new man. Is there a man in her life?Marital status mainly US informal used when talking to someone, especially a man: Hey, man, how are you doing?Men and womenKinds of menKinds of women man and wife old-fashioned If a man and a woman are man and wife, they are married to each other.Marital status the man [S] US slang a person or group that has power or authority, for example the policeThe police generallyPeople in charge of or controlling other peopleBosses, managers and directors
(Definition of man noun (MALE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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