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1. A human being; opposed to beast.

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 at one time implying on the part of the speaker some degree of authority, impatience, or haste; as, Come, man, we 've no time to lose! In the latter half of the 20th century it became used in a broader sense as simply a familiar and informal form of address, but is not used in business or formal situations; as, hey, man! You want to go to a movie tonight?

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.

(05 Feb 2009)

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