men Idioms & Phrases
noun the fruiting bodies of the fungi of the genus Xylaria
dead-man's-fingers; Xylaria polymorpha.
Fifth monarchy men
(Hist.), a fanatical sect in England, of the time of the commonwealth, who maintained that there would be a fifth universal monarchy, during which Christ would reign on earth a thousand years.
(O.Eng. Law). See Friborg.
- Chinese customhouse officers.
noun the drygoods sold by a haberdasher
noun a public toilet for men
One whose motive is to please men or the world, rather than God.Eph. vi. 6.
noun (law) criminal intent; the thoughts and intentions behind a wrongful act (including knowledge that the act is illegal); often at issue in murder trials
noun a store where men's clothes are sold
clothing store; haberdashery store; haberdashery.
- followers; retainers. Obs.
His merie men commanded he To make him bothe game and glee. Chaucer.
noun Eurasian mountain plant with fleshy pink-tipped leaves and a cluster of yellow flowers
Sedum rosea; rose-root.
Nine men's morris
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- radical reformers; a designation applied to the English Independents (1641). See Citation under
Radical, n., 2.
(Mining), the men who sink the sump in a mine.
- . See the Note under
noun (New Testament) the sages who visited Jesus and Mary and Joseph shortly after Jesus was born; the Gospel According to Matthew says they were guided by a star and brought gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh; because there were three gifts it is usually assumed that there were three of them
noun a wise and trusted guide and advisor
mentor; wise man.