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MEN    音標拼音: [m'ɛn]
pl. man的復數


n 1: the force of workers available [synonym: {work force},
{workforce}, {manpower}, {hands}, {men}]

Henchman \Hench"man\ (h[e^]nch"man), n.; pl. {-men} (-men). [OE.
hencheman, henxman; prob. fr. OE. & AS. hengest horse E.
man, and meaning, a groom. AS. hengest is akin to D. & G.
hengst stallion, OHG. hengist horse, gelding.]
An attendant; a servant; a follower. Now chiefly used as a
political cant term.
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Gownsman \Gowns"man\, Gownman \Gown"man\, n.; pl. {-men} (-men).
One whose professional habit is a gown, as a divine or
lawyer, and particularly a member of an English university;
hence, a civilian, in distinction from a soldier.
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Handcraftsman \Hand"crafts`man\ (-man), n.; pl. {-men} (-men).
A handicraftsman.
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Handicraftsman \Hand"i*crafts`man\ (-kr[.a]fts`man), n.; pl.
{-men} (-men).
A man skilled or employed in handcraft. --Bacon.
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Signalman \Sig"nal*man\, n.; pl. {-men}.
A man whose business is to manage or display signals;
especially, one employed in setting the signals by which
railroad trains are run or warned.
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Skyman \Sky"man\, n.; pl. {-men}.
An aeronaut. [Slang]

Syn: airman; pilot.
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Orangeman \Or"ange*man\, n.; pl. {-men}.
One of a secret society, organized in the north of Ireland in
1795, the professed objects of which are the defense of the
reigning sovereign of Great Britain, the support of the
Protestant religion, the maintenance of the laws of the
kingdom, etc.; -- so called in honor of William, Prince of
Orange, who became William III. of England.
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Overman \O"ver*man\, n.; pl. {-men}.
1. One in authority over others; a chief; usually, an
overseer or boss.
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2. An arbiter.
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3. In the philosophy of Nietzsche, a man of superior physique
and powers capable of dominating others; one fitted to
survive in an egoistic struggle for the mastery.
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Keelman \Keel"man\, n.; pl. -{men}.
See {Keeler}, 1.
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Plainsman \Plains"man\, n.; pl. {-men}.
One who lives in the plains.
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Plowman \Plow"man\, Ploughman \Plough"man\, n.; pl. {-men}.
1. One who plows, or who holds and guides a plow; hence, a
husbandman. --Chaucer. Macaulay.
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2. A rustic; a countryman; a field laborer.
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{Plowman's spikenard} (Bot.), a European composite weed
({Conyza squarrosa}), having fragrant roots. --Dr. Prior.
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Point man \Point" man`\, n.; pl. {-men} (-men).
1. (Mil.) the lead soldier in a foot patrol under combat

2. a person who takes a conspicuous public position in
proposing a new idea or initiating a new policy, who may
become a target of criticism for those opposed. "The
Secretary of State served as point man for the
administration's new China policy."

Pointsman \Points"man\, n.; pl. {-men} (-men).
A man who has charge of railroad points or switches. [Eng.]
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Light-horseman \Light"-horse`man\ (l[imac]t"h[^o]rs`man), n.;
pl. {-men} (l[imac]t"h[^o]rs`men).
1. A soldier who serves in the light horse. See under 5th
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2. (Zool.) A West Indian fish of the genus {Ephippus},
remarkable for its high dorsal fin and brilliant colors.
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Lightman \Light"man\ (l[imac]t"m[a^]n), n.; pl. {-men}
A man who carries or takes care of a light. --T. Brown.
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Low-churchman \Low"-church`man\, n.; pl. {-men}.
One who holds low-church principles.
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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}.
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These men went about wide, and man found they none,
But fair country, and wild beast many [a] one. --R.
of Glouc.
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The king is but a man, as I am; the violet smells to
him as it doth to me. --Shak.
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'Tain't a fit night out for man nor beast! --W. C.

2. Especially: An adult male person; a grown-up male person,
as distinguished from a woman or a child.
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When I became a man, I put away childish things. --I
Cor. xiii. 11.
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Ceneus, a woman once, and once a man. --Dryden.
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3. The human race; mankind.
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And God said, Let us make man in our image, after
our likeness, and let them have dominion. --Gen. i.
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The proper study of mankind is man. --Pope.
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4. The male portion of the human race.
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Woman has, in general, much stronger propensity than
man to the discharge of parental duties. --Cowper.
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5. One possessing in a high degree the distinctive qualities
of manhood; one having manly excellence of any kind.
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This was the noblest Roman of them all . . . the
So mixed in him that Nature might stand up
And say to all the world "This was a man!" --Shak.
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6. An adult male servant; also, a vassal; a subject.
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Like master, like man. --Old Proverb.
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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.
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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?.
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8. A married man; a husband; -- correlative to wife.
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I pronounce that they are man and wife. --Book of
Com. Prayer.
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every wife ought to answer for her man. --Addison.
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9. One, or any one, indefinitely; -- a modified survival of
the Saxon use of man, or mon, as an indefinite pronoun.
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A man can not make him laugh. --Shak.
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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.
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10. One of the piece with which certain games, as chess or
draughts, are played.
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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).
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{Man ape} (Zool.), 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 ({Ipomoea
pandurata}) with leaves and flowers much like those of the
morning-glory, but having an immense tuberous farinaceous

{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 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.

{great man}, a man[2] who has become prominent due to
substantial and widely admired contributions to social or
intellectual endeavors; as, Einstein was one of the great
men of the twentieth century.

{To be one's own man}, to have command of one's self; not to
be subject to another.
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Men \Men\ (m[e^]n), n.,
pl. of {Man}.
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Men \Men\, pron. [OE. me, men. "Not the plural of man, but a
weakened form of the word man itself." Skeat.]
A man; one; -- used with a verb in the singular, and
corresponding to the present indefinite one or they. [Obs.]
--Piers Plowman.
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Men moot give silver to the poure friars. --Chaucer.
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A privy thief, men clepeth death. --Chaucer.
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Roberdsman \Rob"erds*man\, Robertsman \Rob"erts*man\, n.; pl.
{-men}. (Old Statutes of Eng.)
A bold, stout robber, or night thief; -- said to be so called
from Robin Hood.
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Ribbonman \Rib"bon*man\, n.; pl. {-men}.
A member of the Ribbon Society. See {Ribbon Society}, under
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Trackman \Track"man\, n.; pl. {-men}. (Railroads)
One employed on work on the track; specif., a trackwalker.
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Tripeman \Tripe"man\, n.; pl. {-men}.
A man who prepares or sells tripe.
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Herdman \Herd"man\, Herdsman \Herds"man\, n.; pl. {-men}.
The owner or keeper of a herd or of herds; one employed in
tending a herd of cattle.
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Beadsman \Beads"man\, Bedesman \Bedes"man\, n.; pl. {-men}.
A poor man, supported in a beadhouse, and required to pray
for the soul of its founder; an almsman.
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Whereby ye shall bind me to be your poor beadsman for
ever unto Almighty God. --Fuller.
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High-churchman \High"-church`man\, n.; pl. {-men}.
One who holds high-church principles.
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57 Moby Thesaurus words for "men":
Everyman, John Doe, Public, body politic, citizenry, common man,
commonwealth, community, community at large, crew, employees,
estate, everybody, everyman, everyone, everywoman, fighting force,
firepower, folk, folks, force, forces, gang, general public,
gentry, hands, help, hired help, male sex, man, manhood, mankind,
menfolk, menfolks, nation, nationality, people, people in general,
personnel, persons, polity, populace, population, public, retinue,
servantry, society, staff, state, sword side, the big battalions,
the help, troops, units, work force, world, you and me



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