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Pronunciation of Man: Learn how to pronounce Man in English correctly

Learn how to say Man correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word man:

noun (plural men /mɛn/)
1an adult human male:
a small man with mischievous eyes
the men’s semi-finals
a male member of a workforce, team, etc.:
over 700 men were made redundant
(men) ordinary members of the armed forces as distinct from the officers:
he had a platoon of forty men to prepare for battle
a husband or lover:
the two of them lived for a time as man and wife
[with modifier] a male person associated with a particular place, activity, or occupation:
a Cambridge man
I’m a solid Labour man
a person with the qualities associated with males, such as bravery, spirit, or toughness:
she was more of a man than any of them
a male pursued or sought by another, especially in connection with a crime:
Inspector Bull was sure they would find their man
dated a manservant or valet:
get me a cocktail, my man
historical a vassal.
2a human being of either sex; a person:
God cares for all men
(also Man) [in singular] human beings in general; the human race:
places untouched by the ravages of man
[in singular, with adjective or noun modifier] a type of prehistoric human named after the place where the remains were found:
Cro-Magnon man
3 (the Man) informal a group or person in a position of authority over others, such as a corporate employer or the police:
they’ve mastered their emotive grunge-pop without haggling with the Man
black slang white people collectively regarded as the controlling group in society:
he urged that black college athletes boycott the Man’s Rose Bowl
4a figure or token used in playing a board game.
verb (mans, manning, manned)
[with object]
1(of personnel) work at, run, or operate (a place or piece of equipment) or defend (a fortification):
the firemen manned the pumps and fought the blaze
provide someone to fill (a post):
the chaplaincy was formerly manned by the cathedral
2 archaic fortify the spirits or courage of:
he manned himself with dauntless air
informal, chiefly North American
used, irrespective of the sex of the person addressed, to express surprise, admiration, delight, etc., or for emphasis:
wow, like cosmic, man

as —— as the next man
as —— as the average person:
I’m as ambitious as the next man
as one man
with everyone acting together or in agreement:
the crowd rose to their feet as one man
be someone’s (or the) man
be the person perfectly suited to a particular requirement or task:
if it’s war you want, I’m your man
be man enough to do (or for)
be brave enough to do:
he has not been man enough to face up to his responsibilities
every man for himself and the Devil take the hindmost
proverb everyone should (or does) look after their own interests rather than considering those of others:
in previous student flats she’d shared, it was every man for himself
[with allusion to a chase by the Devil, in which the slowest will be caught]
make a man out of someone
(of an experience or person) turn a young man into a mature adult:
swimming will make a man out of you
man about town
a fashionable male socialite:
in a well-cut black suit he looked quite the man about town
man and boy
from childhood:
I’ve been with this company man and boy
the man in the moon
the imagined likeness of a face seen on the surface of a full moon.
the man in (or US on) the street
the average man:
he had been his eyes and ears in the community, voiced the opinions of the man in the street
man of action
see action.
man of the cloth
a clergyman.
man of God
a clergyman.
a holy man or saint.
man of honour
a man who adheres to what is right or to a high standard of conduct:
as a man of honour he had little alternative but to accompany his friend to America
man of the house
the male head of a household.
man of letters
a male scholar or author:
he wished to fashion for himself a career as a man of letters

Phrasal Verbs

man up
US informal be brave or tough enough to deal with an unpleasant situation:
you just have to man up and take it


Old English man(n), (plural) menn (noun), mannian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch man, German Mann, and Sanskrit manu ‘mankind’