man

n.

  1. A human being; -- opposed tobeast.
  2. Especially: An adult male person; a grown-up male person, as distinguished from a woman or a child.
  3. The human race; mankind.
  4. The male portion of the human race.
  5. One possessing in a high degree the distinctive qualities of manhood; one having manly excellence of any kind.
  6. An adult male servant; also, a vassal; a subject.
  7. A term of familiar address often implying on the part of the speaker some degree of authority, impatience, or haste; as, Come, man, we 've no time to lose!
  8. A married man; a husband; -- correlative to wife.
  9. One, or any one, indefinitely; -- a modified survival of the Saxon use of man, or mon, as an indefinite pronoun.
  10. One of the piece with which certain games, as chess or draughts, are played.

v. t.

  1. To supply with men; to furnish with a sufficient force or complement of men, as for management, service, defense, or the like; to guard; as, to man a ship, boat, or fort.
  2. To furnish with strength for action; to prepare for efficiency; to fortify.
  3. To tame, as a hawk.
  4. To furnish with a servants.
  5. To wait on as a manservant.