AskDefine | Define manning

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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]


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)]manning See man

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Extensive Definition

Manning is a family name.

People with the family name


surname nocat
manning in German: Manning (Begriffsklärung)
manning in French: Manning
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