An adult female of the species Bos taurus, especially one that has calved.
Cow milk is the most common form of milk in Europe.
An adult male human.
The show is especially popular with middle-aged men.
(formerly inexact but now common) Any member of the species Bos taurus regardless of sex or age, including bulls and calves.
(collective) All human males collectively: mankind.
(uncommon) Beef: the meat of cattle as food.
The only meat I eat is cow.
A human, a person regardless of gender, usually an adult. See usage notes.
every man for himself
(uncommon) Any bovines or bovids generally, including yaks, buffalo, etc.
(collective) All humans collectively: mankind, humankind, humanity. Sometimes capitalized as Man.
(biology) A female member of other large species of mammal, including the bovines, moose, whales, seals, hippos, rhinos, manatees, and elephants.
A member of the genus Homo, especially of the species Homo sapiens.
A woman considered unpleasant in some way, particularly one considered nasty, stupid, fat, lazy, or difficult.
A male person, usually an adult; a (generally adult male) sentient being, whether human, supernatural, elf, alien, etc.
(mining) A chock: a wedge or brake used to stop a machine or car.
An adult male who has, to an eminent degree, qualities considered masculine, such as strength, integrity, and devotion to family; a mensch.
To intimidate; to daunt the spirits or courage of.
Con artists are not cowed by the law.
Manliness; the quality or state of being manly.
female of domestic cattle:
`moo-cow' is a child's term
mature female of mammals of which the male is called `bull'
A male lover; a boyfriend.
a large unpleasant woman
A male enthusiast or devotee; a male who is very fond of or devoted to a specified kind of thing. Used as the last element of a compound.
Some people prefer apple pie, but me, I’m a cherry pie man.
subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats)
A person, usually male, who has duties or skills associated with a specified thing. Used as the last element of a compound.
I wanted to be a guitar man on a road tour, but instead I’m a flag man on a road crew.
A person, usually male, who can fulfill one's requirements with regard to a specified matter.
A male who belongs to a particular group: an employee, a student or alumnus, a representative, etc.
An adult male servant.
(historical) A vassal; a subject.
all the king's men
A piece or token used in board games such as chess.
(sports) A player on whom another is playing, with the intent of limiting their attacking impact.
: I, we; construed in the third person.
Any person, one
(transitive) To supply (something) with staff or crew (of either sex).
The ship was manned with a small crew.
(transitive) To take up position in order to operate (something).
Man the machine guns!
To brace (oneself), to fortify or steel (oneself) in a manly way. Compare man up.
To wait on, attend to or escort.
To accustom (a raptor or other type of bird) to the presence of people.
an adult male person (as opposed to a woman);
there were two women and six men on the bus
someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force;
two men stood sentry duty
the generic use of the word to refer to any human being;
it was every man for himself
all of the inhabitants of the earth;
all the world loves a lover
she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women
any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae
a male subordinate;
the chief stationed two men outside the building
he awaited word from his man in Havana
an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent);
the army will make a man of you
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
one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea
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
take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place;
Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning
provide with men;
We cannot man all the desks