Man and Woman

Man

man 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; a member of a military force; "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"; "she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women" [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: 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: {Isle of Man}] 11: 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" [syn: {piece}] v 1: take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place; "Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning" 2: provide with men; "We cannot man all the desks" [also: {manning}, {manned}, {men} (pl)]

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42 Moby Thesaurus words for "Man": American Indian, Amerind, Australian aborigine, Bushman, Caucasian, Indian, Malayan, Mister Charley, Mongolian, Negrillo, Negrito, Negro, Oriental, Red Indian, WASP, black, black man, blackfellow, boy, brown man, burrhead, colored person, coon, darky, gook, honky, jigaboo, jungle bunny, nigger, niggra, ofay, paleface, pygmy, red man, redskin, slant-eye, spade, the Man, white, white man, whitey, yellow man

306 Moby Thesaurus words for "man": Achilles, Adam, Adamite, Australanthropus, Australopithecus, Barbary ape, Casanova, Chiroptera, Cro-Magnon man, David, Don Juan, Galley Hill man, Gigantopithecus, Grimaldi man, Hector, Heidelberg man, Hominidae, Homo sapiens, John Law, Lagomorpha, Lothario, Neanderthal man, Oreopithecus, Paranthropus, Peking man, Pithecanthropus, Plesianthropus, Primates, Rhodesian man, Rodentia, Roland, Romeo, Samson, Sinanthropus, Stone Age man, Swanscombe man, Zinjanthropus, a man, accouter, adherent, adult, amoroso, angwantibo, anthropoid ape, ape, appendage, appoint, arm, armor, armor-plate, aye-aye, baboon, bank, barricade, battle, beau, being, benedict, bishop, blockade, bloke, bluecoat, body, boy, boyfriend, brave, buck, bull, bulldog, bulwark, butler, caballero, capuchin, castellate, castle, cat, cavalier, cavaliere servente, caveman, chacma, chap, character, chauffeur, chessman, chimpanzee, chutzpanik, clay, coachman, cop, cover, creature, crenellate, crew, cuss, customer, dangler, decorated hero, demigod, demigoddess, dependent, dig in, disciple, dress, drill, driver, duck, dummy, earthling, embattle, entellus, entrench, eolithic man, equerry, equip, esquire, fallen humanity, fancy man, fellow, fence, fighting cock, figurehead, fit, fit out, fit up, flame, flatfoot, flesh, flunky, follower, fortify, furnish, fuzz, gallant, galoot, gamecock, gardener, garrison, gear, gee, geezer, generation of man, gent, gentleman, genus Homo, gibbon, gigolo, gillie, good soldier, goodman, goody, goon, gorilla, groundling, grown man, grownup, guenon, guereza, guy, hand, hanger-on, hanuman, he, head, heat, heel, heeler, henchman, hero, heroine, him, his, hombre, hominid, homme, homo, houseboy, houseman, hubby, human, human being, human family, human nature, human race, human species, humanity, humankind, husband, inamorato, individual, jackal, joker, king, knight, lackey, lady-killer, langur, le genre humain, legalis homo, lemur, life, lion, living soul, lord, lord-in-waiting, love-maker, macaque, major, male, male being, male person, male sex, man of courage, man the garrison, mandrill, manhood, mankind, manservant, marmoset, married man, masculine, master, mature man, men, menfolk, menfolks, mine, minion, mister, mortal, mortal flesh, mortality, mortals, mountain gorilla, munition, myrmidon, necker, neolithic man, no chicken, nose, officer, old man, one, orang, orangutan, outfit, paladin, palisade, paramour, party, pawn, people, person, personage, personality, petter, philanderer, piece, pig, prepare, proboscis monkey, puppet, queen, race of man, retainer, rhesus, rig, rig out, rig up, rook, saki, satellite, seducer, servant, shadow, sheik, single, skate, snap, somebody, someone, soul, squire, staff, stalwart, stooge, sugar daddy, swain, sword side, sycophant, tagtail, tellurian, terran, the brave, thug, tiger, turn out, valet, valet de chambre, valiant, valiant knight, votary, wall, ward heeler, woman, worldling, young man

Man \Man\ (m[a^]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Manned} (m[a^]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Manning}.] 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. [1913 Webster] See how the surly Warwick mans the wall ! --Shak. [1913 Webster] They man their boats, and all their young men arm. --Waller. [1913 Webster] 2. To furnish with strength for action; to prepare for efficiency; to fortify. ``Theodosius having manned his soul with proper reflections.'' --Addison. [1913 Webster] 3. To tame, as a hawk. [R.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To furnish with a servant or servants. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. To wait on as a manservant. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] Note: In ``Othello,'' V. ii. 270, the meaning is uncertain, being, perhaps: To point, to aim, or to manage. [1913 Webster] {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. [1913 Webster]

Man \Man\ (m[a^]n), n.; pl. {Men} (m[e^]n). [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 girl.] 1. A human being; -- opposed to {beast}. [1913 Webster] These men went about wide, and man found they none, But fair country, and wild beast many [a] one. --R. of Glouc. [1913 Webster] The king is but a man, as I am; the violet smells to him as it doth to me. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 'Tain't a fit night out for man nor beast! --W. C. Fields [PJC] 2. Especially: An adult male person; a grown-up male person, as distinguished from a woman or a child. [1913 Webster] When I became a man, I put away childish things. --I Cor. xiii. 11. [1913 Webster] Ceneus, a woman once, and once a man. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. The human race; mankind. [1913 Webster] And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion. --Gen. i. 26. [1913 Webster] The proper study of mankind is man. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 4. The male portion of the human race. [1913 Webster] Woman has, in general, much stronger propensity than man to the discharge of parental duties. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] 5. One possessing in a high degree the distinctive qualities of manhood; one having manly excellence of any kind. --Shak. [1913 Webster] This was the noblest Roman of them all . . . the elements So mixed in him that Nature might stand up And say to all the world ``This was a man!'' --Shak. [1913 Webster] 6. An adult male servant; also, a vassal; a subject. [1913 Webster] Like master, like man. --Old Proverb. [1913 Webster] The vassal, or tenant, kneeling, ungirt, uncovered, and holding up his hands between those of his lord, professed that he did become his man from that day forth, of life, limb, and earthly honor. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster] 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?. [Informal] [1913 Webster +PJC] 8. A married man; a husband; -- correlative to wife. [1913 Webster] I pronounce that they are man and wife. --Book of Com. Prayer. [1913 Webster] every wife ought to answer for her man. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 9. One, or any one, indefinitely; -- a modified survival of the Saxon use of man, or mon, as an indefinite pronoun. [1913 Webster] A man can not make him laugh. --Shak. [1913 Webster] A man would expect to find some antiquities; but all they have to show of this nature is an old rostrum of a Roman ship. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 10. One of the piece with which certain games, as chess or draughts, are played. [1913 Webster] Note: Man is often used as a prefix in composition, or as a separate adjective, its sense being usually self-explaining; as, man child, man eater or maneater, man-eating, man hater or manhater, man-hating, manhunter, man-hunting, mankiller, man-killing, man midwife, man pleaser, man servant, man-shaped, manslayer, manstealer, man-stealing, manthief, man worship, etc. Man is also used as a suffix to denote a person of the male sex having a business which pertains to the thing spoken of in the qualifying part of the compound; ashman, butterman, laundryman, lumberman, milkman, fireman, repairman, showman, waterman, woodman. Where the combination is not familiar, or where some specific meaning of the compound is to be avoided, man is used as a separate substantive in the foregoing sense; as, apple man, cloth man, coal man, hardware man, wood man (as distinguished from woodman). [1913 Webster] {Man ape} (Zo["o]l.), a anthropoid ape, as the gorilla. {Man at arms}, a designation of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries for a soldier fully armed. {Man engine}, a mechanical lift for raising or lowering people through considerable distances; specifically (Mining), a contrivance by which miners ascend or descend in a shaft. It consists of a series of landings in the shaft and an equal number of shelves on a vertical rod which has an up and down motion equal to the distance between the successive landings. A man steps from a landing to a shelf and is lifted or lowered to the next landing, upon which he them steps, and so on, traveling by successive stages. {Man Friday}, a person wholly subservient to the will of another, like Robinson Crusoe's servant Friday. {Man of straw}, a puppet; one who is controlled by others; also, one who is not responsible pecuniarily. {Man-of-the earth} (Bot.), a twining plant ({Ipom[oe]a pandurata}) with leaves and flowers much like those of the morning-glory, but having an immense tuberous farinaceous root. {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 expression] {Man of war}. (a) A warrior; a soldier. --Shak. (b) (Naut.) See in the Vocabulary. (c) See {Portuguese man-of-war} under {man-of-war} and also see {Physalia}. {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, producing a severe wound which is also difficult to treat medically. Types of bullets called {hollow-nosed bullets}, {soft-nosed bullets} and {hollow-point bullets} are classed as man-stopping. The {dumdum bullet} or {dumdum} is another well-known variety. Such bullets were originally designed for wars with savage tribes. {To be one's own man}, to have command of one's self; not to be subject to another. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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Man (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}.)

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

Woman

A woman (), pl: women () is a female human. The term woman is usually reserved for an adult, with the term girl being the usual term for a female child or adolescent.

woman n 1: an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted" [syn: {adult female}] [ant: {man}] 2: women as a class; "it's an insult to American womanhood"; "woman is the glory of creation" [syn: {womanhood}] 3: a human female who does housework; "the char will clean the carpet" [syn: {charwoman}, {char}, {cleaning woman}, {cleaning lady}] 4: a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man; "he was faithful to his woman" [ant: {man}]

63 Moby Thesaurus words for "woman": Eve, Frau, adult, better half, common-law wife, concubine, dame, daughter of Eve, distaff, distaff side, domina, donna, dowager, doxy, fair sex, female sex, feme, feme covert, femininity, femme, frow, gentlewoman, girl, goodwife, goody, grown man, grownup, helpmate, helpmeet, kept mistress, kept woman, lady, lass, legalis homo, little, major, man, married woman, matron, mature man, milady, mistress, no chicken, old lady, old woman, paramour, playmate, rib, second sex, softer sex, squaw, unofficial wife, vrouw, wahine, weaker sex, weaker vessel, wedded wife, wife, womanhood, womankind, women, womenfolk, womenfolks

Woman \Wom"an\, n.; pl. {Women}. [OE. woman, womman, wumman, wimman, wifmon, AS. w[=i]fmann, w[=i]mmann; w[=i]f woman, wife + mann a man. See {Wife}, and {Man}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An adult female person; a grown-up female person, as distinguished from a man or a child; sometimes, any female person. [1913 Webster] Women are soft, mild pitiful, and flexible. --Shak. [1913 Webster] And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman. --Gen. ii. 22. [1913 Webster] I have observed among all nations that the women ornament themselves more than the men; that, wherever found, they are the same kind, civil, obliging, humane, tender beings, inclined to be gay and cheerful, timorous and modest. --J. Ledyard. [1913 Webster] 2. The female part of the human race; womankind. [1913 Webster] Man is destined to be a prey to woman. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster] 3. A female attendant or servant. `` By her woman I sent your message.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster] {Woman hater}, one who hates women; one who has an aversion to the female sex; a misogynist. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

Woman \Wom"an\, v. t. 1. To act the part of a woman in; -- with indefinite it. --Daniel. [1913 Webster] 2. To make effeminate or womanish. [R.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To furnish with, or unite to, a woman. [R.] ``To have him see me woman'd.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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Woman was "taken out of man" (Gen. 2:23), and therefore the man has the preeminence. "The head of the woman is the man;" but yet honour is to be shown to the wife, "as unto the weaker vessel" (1 Cor. 11:3, 8, 9; 1 Pet. 3:7). Several women are mentioned in Scripture as having been endowed with prophetic gifts, as Miriam (Ex. 15:20), Deborah (Judg. 4:4, 5), Huldah (2 Kings 22:14), Noadiah (Neh. 6:14), Anna (Luke 2:36, 37), and the daughters of Philip the evangelist (Acts 21:8, 9). Women are forbidden to teach publicly (1 Cor. 14:34, 35; 1 Tim. 2:11, 12). Among the Hebrews it devolved upon women to prepare the meals for the household (Gen. 18:6; 2 Sam. 13:8), to attend to the work of spinning (Ex. 35:26; Prov. 31:19), and making clothes (1 Sam. 2:19; Prov. 31:21), to bring water from the well (Gen. 24:15; 1 Sam. 9:11), and to care for the flocks (Gen. 29:6; Ex. 2:16). The word "woman," as used in Matt. 15:28, John 2:4 and 20:13, 15, implies tenderness and courtesy and not disrespect. Only where revelation is known has woman her due place of honour assigned to her.

WOMAN, n. An animal usually living in the vicinity of Man, and having a rudimentary susceptibility to domestication. It is credited by many of the elder zoologists with a certain vestigial docility acquired in a former state of seclusion, but naturalists of the postsusananthony period, having no knowledge of the seclusion, deny the virtue and declare that such as creation's dawn beheld, it roareth now. The species is the most widely distributed of all beasts of prey, infesting all habitable parts of the globe, from Greeland's spicy mountains to India's moral strand. The popular name (wolfman) is incorrect, for the creature is of the cat kind. The woman is lithe and graceful in its movement, especially the American variety (_felis pugnans_), is omnivorous and can be taught not to talk. Balthasar Pober

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