Synonyms for man


1. man, adult male, male, male person, adult, grownup
usage: an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
2. serviceman, military man, man, military personnel, skilled worker, trained worker, skilled workman
usage: someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force; "two men stood sentry duty"
3. man, person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul
usage: the generic use of the word to refer to any human being; "it was every man for himself"
4. homo, man, human being, human, hominid
usage: any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
5. man, subordinate, subsidiary, underling, foot soldier
usage: a male subordinate; "the chief stationed two men outside the building"; "he awaited word from his man in Havana"
6. man, male, male person
usage: an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent); "the army will make a man of you"
7. valet, valet de chambre, gentleman, gentleman's gentleman, man, manservant, body servant
usage: a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer; "Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man"
8. man, male, male person, lover
usage: 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"
9. Man, Isle of Man
usage: one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea
10. man, piece, game equipment
usage: 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"
11. world, human race, humanity, humankind, human beings, humans, mankind, man, homo, man, human being, human, group, grouping
usage: 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"


1. man, work, do work
usage: take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place; "Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning"
2. man, staff
usage: provide with workers; "We cannot man all the desks"; "Students were manning the booths"
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