men Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun the force of workers available
hands; manpower; work force; workforce.
noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
adult male; man.
- there were two women and six men on the bus
noun someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
military man; serviceman; military personnel; man.
- two men stood sentry duty
noun the generic use of the word to refer to any human being
- it was every man for himself
noun any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
human being; homo; human; man.
noun a male subordinate
- the chief stationed two men outside the building
- he awaited word from his man in Havana
noun an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent)
- the army will make a man of you
noun a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer
valet de chambre; man; gentleman; gentleman's gentleman; valet.
- Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man
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
noun one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea
Isle of Man; Man.
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
- he sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage
noun all of the living human inhabitants of the earth
humans; human race; humankind; mankind; human beings; world; humanity; man.
- all the world loves a lover
- she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women
pl. of Man.
A man; one; -- used with a verb in the singular, and corresponding to the present indefinite one or they.Obs. Piers Plowman.
Men moot give silver to the poure triars. Chaucer.
A privy thief, men clepeth death. Chaucer.
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