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  10  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Man  \Man\,  n. 
  {Man  of  sin}  (Script.),  one  who  is  the  embodiment  of  evil, 
  whose  coming  is  represented  (--2  Thess.  ii  3)  as 
  preceding  the  second  coming  of  Christ.  [A  Hebraistic 
  {Man-stopping  bullet}  (Mil.),  a  bullet  which  will  produce  a 
  sufficient  shock  to  stop  a  soldier  advancing  in  a  charge; 
  specif.,  a  small-caliber  bullet  so  modified  as  to  expand 
  when  striking  the  human  body.  Such  bullets  are  chiefly 
  used  in  wars  with  savage  tribes.  Manbird  \Man"bird`\,  n. 
  An  aviator.  [Colloq.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Man  \Man\,  n.;  pl  {Men}.  [AS.  mann,  man,  monn,  mon;  akin  to 
  OS.,  D.,  &  OHG.  man,  G.  mann,  Icel.  ma[eth]r,  for  mannr,  Dan. 
  Mand,  Sw  man,  Goth.  manna,  Skr.  manu,  manus,  and  perh.  to 
  Skr.  man  to  think,  and  E.  mind.  [root]104.  Cf  {Minx}  a  pert 
  1.  A  human  being  --  opposed  tobeast. 
  These  men  went  about  wide,  and  man  found  they  none, 
  But  fair  country,  and  wild  beast  many  [a]  one  --R. 
  of  Glouc. 
  The  king  is  but  a  man,  as  I  am  the  violet  smells  to 
  him  as  it  doth  to  me  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Man  \Man\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Manned};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  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. 
  See  how  the  surly  Warwick  mans  the  wall  !  --Shak. 
  They  man  their  boats,  and  all  their  young  men  arm. 
  2.  To  furnish  with  strength  for  action  to  prepare  for 
  efficiency;  to  fortify.  ``Theodosius  having  manned  his 
  soul  with  proper  reflections.''  --Addison. 
  3.  To  tame,  as  a  hawk.  [R.]  --Shak. 
  4.  To  furnish  with  a  servants.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  5.  To  wait  on  as  a  manservant.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  Note:  In  ``Othello,''  V.  ii  270,  the  meaning  is  uncertain, 
  being  perhaps:  To  point,  to  aim  or  to  manage. 
  {To  man  a  yard}  (Naut.),  to  send  men  upon  a  yard,  as  for 
  furling  or  reefing  a  sail. 
  {To  man  the  yards}  (Naut.),  to  station  men  on  the  yards  as  a 
  salute  or  mark  of  respect. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  an  adult  male  person  (as  opposed  to  a  woman);  "there  were 
  two  women  and  six  men  on  the  bus"  [syn:  {adult  male}] 
  [ant:  {woman}] 
  2:  someone  who  serves  in  the  armed  forces;  "two  men  stood 
  sentry  duty"  [syn:  {serviceman},  {military  man},  {military 
  personnel}]  [ant:  {civilian}] 
  3:  the  generic  use  of  the  word  to  refer  to  any  human  being  "it 
  was  every  man  for  himself" 
  4:  all  of  the  inhabitants  of  the  earth;  "all  the  world  loves  a 
  lover"  [syn:  {world},  {human  race},  {humanity},  {humankind}, 
  {human  beings},  {humans},  {mankind}] 
  5:  any  living  or  extinct  member  of  the  family  Hominidae  [syn:  {homo}, 
  {human  being},  {human}] 
  6:  a  male  subordinate;  "the  chief  stationed  two  men  outside  the 
  building";  "he  awaited  word  from  his  man  in  Havana" 
  7:  an  adult  male  person  who  has  a  manly  character  (virile  and 
  courageous  competent);  "the  army  will  make  a  man  of  you" 
  8:  (informal)  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"  [ant:  {woman}] 
  9:  a  manservant  who  acts  as  a  personal  attendant  to  his 
  employer;  "Jeeves  was  Bertie  Wooster's  man"  [syn:  {valet}, 
  {valet  de  chambre},  {gentleman},  {gentleman's  gentleman}] 
  10:  one  of  the  British  Isles  in  the  Irish  Sea  [syn:  {Man},  {Isle 
  of  Man}] 
  11:  a  small  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"  [syn:  {piece}] 
  v  1:  take  charge  of  a  certain  job;  occupy  a  certain  work  place 
  2:  provide  with  men;  "We  cannot  man  all  the  desks" 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Man,  WV  (town,  FIPS  50932) 
  Location:  37.74259  N,  81.87434  W 
  Population  (1990):  914  (390  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.4  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  {Unix  manual  page} 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  {Metropolitan  Area  Network} 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  (1.)  Heb.  'Adam,  used  as  the  proper  name  of  the  first  man.  The 
  name  is  derived  from  a  word  meaning  "to  be  red,"  and  thus  the 
  first  man  was  called  Adam  because  he  was  formed  from  the  red 
  earth.  It  is  also  the  generic  name  of  the  human  race  (Gen.  1:26, 
  27;  5:2;  8:21;  Deut.  8:3).  Its  equivalents  are  the  Latin  homo 
  and  the  Greek  anthropos  (Matt.  5:13,  16).  It  denotes  also  man  in 
  opposition  to  woman  (Gen.  3:12;  Matt.  19:10). 
  (2.)  Heb.  'ish,  like  the  Latin  vir  and  Greek  aner,  denotes 
  properly  a  man  in  opposition  to  a  woman  (1  Sam.  17:33;  Matt. 
  14:21);  a  husband  (Gen.  3:16;  Hos.  2:16);  man  with  reference  to 
  excellent  mental  qualities. 
  (3.)  Heb.  'enosh,  man  as  mortal,  transient,  perishable  (2  Chr. 
  14:11;  Isa.  8:1;  Job  15:14;  Ps  8:4;  9:19,  20;  103:15).  It  is 
  applied  to  women  (Josh.  8:25). 
  (4.)  Heb.  geber,  man  with  reference  to  his  strength,  as 
  distinguished  from  women  (Deut.  22:5)  and  from  children  (Ex. 
  12:37);  a  husband  (Prov.  6:34). 
  (5.)  Heb.  methim  men  as  mortal  (Isa.  41:14),  and  as  opposed 
  to  women  and  children  (Deut.  3:6;  Job  11:3;  Isa.  3:25). 
  Man  was  created  by  the  immediate  hand  of  God,  and  is 
  generically  different  from  all  other  creatures  (Gen.  1:26,  27; 
  2:7).  His  complex  nature  is  composed  of  two  elements,  two 
  distinct  substances,  viz.,  body  and  soul  (Gen.  2:7;  Eccl.  12:7; 
  2  Cor.  5:1-8). 
  The  words  translated  spirit"  and  "soul,"  in  1  Thess.  5:23, 
  Heb.  4:12,  are  habitually  used  interchangeably  (Matt.  10:28; 
  16:26;  1  Pet.  1:22).  The  spirit"  (Gr.  pneuma)  is  the  soul  as 
  rational;  the  soul"  (Gr.  psuche)  is  the  same  considered  as  the 
  animating  and  vital  principle  of  the  body. 
  Man  was  created  in  the  likeness  of  God  as  to  the  perfection  of 
  his  nature,  in  knowledge  (Col.  3:10),  righteousness,  and 
  holiness  (Eph.  4:24),  and  as  having  dominion  over  all  the 
  inferior  creatures  (Gen.  1:28).  He  had  in  his  original  state 
  God's  law  written  on  his  heart,  and  had  power  to  obey  it  and 
  yet  was  capable  of  disobeying,  being  left  to  the  freedom  of  his 
  own  will  He  was  created  with  holy  dispositions,  prompting  him 
  to  holy  actions;  but  he  was  fallible,  and  did  fall  from  his 
  integrity  (3:1-6).  (See  {FALL}.) 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
  Metropolitan  Area  Network 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  MAN,  n.  An  animal  so  lost  in  rapturous  contemplation  of  what  he 
  thinks  he  is  as  to  overlook  what  he  indubitably  ought  to  be  His 
  chief  occupation  is  extermination  of  other  animals  and  his  own 
  species,  which  however,  multiplies  with  such  insistent  rapidity  as  to 
  infest  the  whole  habitable  earh  and  Canada. 
  When  the  world  was  young  and  Man  was  new 
  And  everything  was  pleasant, 
  Distinctions  Nature  never  drew 
  'Mongst  kings  and  priest  and  peasant. 
  We're  not  that  way  at  present, 
  Save  here  in  this  Republic,  where 
  We  have  that  old  regime, 
  For  all  are  kings,  however  bare 
  Their  backs,  howe'er  extreme 
  Their  hunger.  And  indeed,  each  has  a  voice 
  To  accept  the  tyrant  of  his  party's  choice. 
  A  citizen  who  would  not  vote, 
  And  therefore,  was  detested, 
  Was  one  day  with  a  tarry  coat 
  (With  feathers  backed  and  breasted) 
  By  patriots  invested. 
  "It  is  your  duty,"  cried  the  crowd, 
  "Your  ballot  true  to  cast 
  For  the  man  o'  your  choice."  He  humbly  bowed, 
  And  explained  his  wicked  past: 
  "That's  what  I  very  gladly  would  have  done 
  Dear  patriots,  but  he  has  never  run." 
  Apperton  Duke 

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