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  1. man
    IPA[man]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. (of personnel) work at, run, or operate (a place or piece of equipment) or defend (a fortification):

      the firemen manned the pumps and fought the blaze
    • 2. provide someone to fill (a post or office):

      the chaplaincy was formerly manned by the cathedral
      Synonym : staff, crew, occupy, people
    • 3. fortify the spirits or courage of:

      he manned himself with dauntless air

    exclamation

    • 1. used, irrespective of the sex of the person addressed, to express surprise, admiration, delight, etc., or for emphasis:

      man, what a show!
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: man, plural noun: men

    • v.: verb: man, 3rd person present: mans, gerund or present participle: manning, past tense: manned, past participle: manned

    • combining form

      in nouns denoting a male of a specified nationality or origin:

      in nouns denoting a person, especially a man, belonging to a specified group or having a specified occupation or role:

    • abbreviation

      Manitoba.
    • noun

      an adult human male:

      a male member of a workforce, team, etc.:

    • verb

      (of personnel) work at, run, or operate (a place or piece of equipment) or defend (a fortification):

      provide someone to fill (a post):

    • exclamation

      used, irrespective of the sex of the person addressed, to express surprise, admiration, delight, etc., or for emphasis:
    • combining form

      in nouns denoting a male of a specified nationality or origin:

      in nouns denoting a person, especially a man, belonging to a specified group or having a specified occupation or role:

    • abbreviation

      Manitoba.
    • plural form of man
    • adjective

      (of an aircraft or spacecraft) having a human crew:
    • plural form of man
    • adjective

      (of an aircraft or spacecraft) having a human crew:
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