all of the living human inhabitants of the earth
"all the world loves a lover"
"she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women"
- human race - human beings
game equipment consisting of an 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"
one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea
- isle of man
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"
a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer
"Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man"
- valet de chambre - gentleman's gentleman
an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent)
"the army will make a man of you"
a male subordinate
"the chief stationed two men outside the building"
"he awaited word from his man in Havana"
any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
- human being
the generic use of the word to refer to any human being
"it was every man for himself"
someone who serves in the armed forces
a member of a military force
"two men stood sentry duty"
- military man - military personnel
an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
"there were two women and six men on the bus"
- adult male
provide with workers
"We cannot man all the desks"
"Students were manning the booths"
take charge of a certain job
occupy a certain work place
"Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning"