• Father William and the Young Man
    Father William and the Young Man
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj manly possessing qualities befitting a man
    • adj manly characteristic of a man "a deep male voice","manly sports"
    • adv manly in a manful manner; with qualities thought to befit a man "having said her say Peggy manfully shouldered her burden and prepared to break up yet another home"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Le Mans Cathedral, N.W Le Mans Cathedral, N.W
Marks-man-ship Marks-man-ship
A man reaps wheat A man reaps wheat
An unfortunate man An unfortunate man
Old Man Winter Old Man Winter
cartoon of startled man cartoon of startled man

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A gynephobic man fears women.
    • a Manly Having qualities becoming to a man; not childish or womanish; manlike, esp. brave, courageous, resolute, noble. "Let's briefly put on manly readiness.""Serene and manly , hardened to sustain
      The load of life."
    • adv Manly In a manly manner; with the courage and fortitude of a manly man; as, to act manly .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Three astronauts manned each Apollo flight.
    • manly Humane; charitable; hospitable.
    • manly Possessing the proper characteristics of a man; independent in spirit or bearing; strong, brave, large-minded, etc.
    • manly Pertaining to or becoming a man; not boyish or womanish; marked by or manifesting the quality of manhood; suitable for a man.
    • manly Synonyms Manful, etc. (see masculine); honorable, high-minded.
    • manly In the manner of a man; manfully.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A new born baby breathes five times faster than an adult man.
    • adj Manly becoming a man: brave: dignified: noble: pertaining to manhood: not childish or womanish
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  • Robert Browning
    “Ambition is not what man does... but what man would do.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    “Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition.”
  • Ilka Chase
    Ilka Chase
    “America's best buy is a telephone call to the right man.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    “Every man is an omnibus in which his ancestors ride.”
  • St. Francis De Sales
    “There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust.”
  • Publilius Syrus
    “An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.”


A poor man's something - Something or someone that can be compared to something or someone else, but is not as good is a poor man's version; a writer who uses lots of puns but isn't very funny would be a poor man's Oscar Wilde.
As one man - If people do something as one man, then they do it at exactly the same time or in complete agreement.
Dead man walking - A dead man walking is someone who is in great trouble and will certainly get punished, lose their job or position, etc, soon.
Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy wealthy and wise - It means that sleeping well and not staying up late will help you out physically and financially.
Every man and his dog - A lot of people - as in sending out invitations to a large number of people
Every man for himself - If it's every man for himself, then people are trying to save themselves from a difficult situation without trying to help anyone else.
Every man has his price - Anyone's opinion or support can be bought, everyone's principles have a limit.
Every man jack - If every man jack was involved in something, it is an emphatic way of saying that absolutely everybody was involved.
Fortune knocks once at every man's door - Everyone gets one good chance in a lifetime.
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king - If surrounded by people less capable or able, someone who would not normally be considered special can shine.
It's not the size of the man in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the man - This idiom means that determination is often more important than size, strength, or ability. ('It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.' is also used.)
Man Friday - From 'Robinson Crusoe', a 'Man Friday' refers to an assistant or companion, usually a capable one. The common feminine equivalent is 'Girl Friday'. (Also, 'right-hand man'. )
Man in the street - The man in the street is an idiom to describe ordinary people, especially when talking about their opinions and ideas.
Man Of God - A man of God is a clergyman.
Man of his word - A man of his word is a person who does what he says and keeps his promises.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Man, + -ly,. Cf. Manlike
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. mann; Ger. mann, Dut. man, L. masmans, a male, Sans. manu, a man.


In literature:

Lord Ongar is not only rich, but he is a man of fashion, and a man of talent.
"The Claverings" by Anthony Trollope
That man's got about all a man can have, hasn't he?
"Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man" by Marie Conway Oemler
It must be cherished, for it inspires man's honor by man's chivalry.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
But when it comes man to man, Monsieur, you have to stand on your toes to look into my eyes.
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
If we stand man to man together, we have everything to gain and nothing to lose.
"The Gun-Brand" by James B. Hendryx
From that moment there was for Desmond but one man in the world, and that man was Robert Clive.
"In Clive's Command" by Herbert Strang
Poor Man's Rock had given many a man his chance.
"Poor Man's Rock" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Paul calls the one nature or consciousness the OUTWARD MAN, and the other the INWARD MAN.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
The man who kills a man, kills a man.
"Orthodoxy" by G. K. Chesterton
He would not have man live his life merely in the flesh; man's real self.
"I.N.R.I." by Peter Rosegger

In poetry:

I was in your cage, little little man,
little little man who gave me my cage.
I say "little little" because you don't understand me
Nor will you understand.
"Little Little Man" by Alfonsina Storni
He says my nose would make a peasemeal warrior weep;
But I've seen a much bonnier sweep,
And a more manly and wiser man
Than he is by far, deny it who can!
"Lines in Reply to the Beautiful Poet Who Welcomed News of McGonagall's Departure from Dundee" by William Topaz McGonagall
There was an Old Man of Melrose,
Who walked on the tips of his toes;
But they said, 'It ain't pleasant,
To see you at present,
You stupid Old Man of Melrose.
"Limerick: There was an Old Man of Melrose" by Edward Lear
Everything's thrown on the shelf, man, Other than pleasure or pelf, man!
Be what you may,
You're clean flung away
If you cannot serve the world's self, man!
"The Way Of The World" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
There was an Old Man of the West,
Who wore a pale plum-coloured vest;
When they said, 'Does it fit?'
He replied, 'Not a bit!'
That uneasy Old Man of the West.
"Limerick: There was an Old Man of the West" by Edward Lear
There's high and low, there's rich and poor,
There's trades and crafts eneuch, man;
But east and west his trade's the best,
That kens to guide the pleugh, man.
"The Pleughman" by Carolina Oliphant

In news:

Man slashes throat of man in town for Bears-Jaguars game, then calmly walks out of bar.
Police Sgt Michael Andraychak says a verbal altercation between an Elk Grove man and two San Francisco men escalated into a physical confrontation because the Elk Grove man was wearing a Dallas Cowboys jersey.
"The man on my right was killed and the man on my left was killed and I was alive in the middle of them," said former Army Capt.
A man who pleaded guilty to beating a 60-year-old Eau Claire man last summer will spend 15 years in prison.
Reports suggesting Peyton Manning won't sufficiently recover from neck surgery to resume his NFL career are not accurate, to hear Manning tell it.
The Common Man by Maurice Manning.
Unfortunately for one of them, the man happens to have a concealed weapons permit, and Lt Rob Schoonover with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says the man wasted no time springing into action.
Sentencing for man who shot another man in botched drug deal moved to October.
WRIGHT TOWNSHIP, MI — An Ottawa County man is in stable condition at the hospital after being stabbed in the abdomen early Sunday morning by a man who was later found by police hiding in a cornfield.
There's an old saying that one man's trash is another man's treasure.
A Weld County jury on Thursday found a 23-year-old man guilty of first-degree murder in the Nov 11, 2011, execution style shooting death of a Frederick man.
Knox man charged with raping man inside mausoleum .
McALLEN — As police officers arrive to a home and find a man arguing with his wife, a simple argument quickly escalates when the man draws a handgun.
A Utica man is facing charges for allegedly threatening another man with a gun.
A district judge grants an Otoe County man's request to know the identity of a confidential informant who says he bought methamphetamine from the man in May.

In science:

This is straightforward since we’ve been careful to express these definition in categorical terms, i.e., in terms of ob jects and morphisms of the category Man of smooth manifolds, which we now replace by the category csM of supermanifolds.
Supersymmetric field theories and generalized cohomology
In Definition 2.47 we defined the categories TVi , i = 0, 1, over Man resulting in categories with flip over Man, where the flip was given by the grading involution.
Supersymmetric field theories and generalized cohomology
These categories can be extended to categories with flip over csM ⊃ Man.
Supersymmetric field theories and generalized cohomology
DNG materials, it is called the ”poor man’s superlens” .
Zero-refraction in natural materials and the mechanism of metal superlens
Table 2 The straw-man criterion i considers the expected net change in wealth. criterion ii considers time-average growth rates which are mathematically identical to expected net changes in utility.
Menger 1934 revisited