an FBI agent
a law-enforcement agent of the US Treasury
to reduce the workforce of (a plant, industry, etc)
A he-man is a strong and very masculine man.
If you man up, you start to be more brave in the way that you deal with a situation .
People sometimes address a man as my man .
a hypothetical primate representing a transitional form between true humans and the anthropoid apes, considered by some as constituting the genus Australopithecus
A con man is a man who persuades people to give him their money or property by lying to them.
a man at the end of a row
a person, such as Jesus Christ, who unites humanity with God
a hired assassin, esp one employed by gangsters
a man who sells or delivers ice
a small bag, usually with a shoulder strap, carried by a man and designed to contain personal articles
a hairstyle in which a man's long hair is gathered into a bun at the back of or on top of the head
a day regarded as the number of hours work one person can complete in a day
a case of the common cold as suffered by a man, implying that he is exaggerating the debilitating effects of the illness
→ the New Man
Some people refer to their father, husband, or boyfriend as their old man .
A one-man performance is given by only one man rather than by several people.
If you say that a man is his own man, you approve of the fact that he makes his decisions and his plans himself, and does not depend on other people.
a Native American
the person having power or authority over one; esp., as orig. used by U.S. blacks, a white man
a young man who helps a van driver deliver goods
→ the VAT man
If you describe a man as a yes-man, you dislike the fact that he seems always to agree with people who have authority over him, in order to gain favour .
The best man at a wedding is the man who assists the bridegroom.
a prehistoric human being of the Stone Age who lived in caves
early hominids, precursors of the human race in its present form
a characterization of a man who flaunts his new-found success and status, thought typical in SE England in the 1980s
a person's male lover
If you say that someone is a front man for a group or organization, you mean that their role is to represent and give a good impression of it to the public, especially when it is not very respectable or popular .
a very holy, religious or saintly person
a person's mind, soul, or nature
a multi-event sporting contest requiring stamina, esp a triathlon of long-distance swimming, cycling, and running
a type of primitive human, Homo erectus (formerly called Pithecanthropus erectus ), that lived in the middle Palaeolithic Age in Java
(in a handicap sport or game) the competitor with the maximum handicap
one's best friend
overdeveloped breasts on a man, caused by excess weight or lack of exercise
a room or part of a home in which a man may indulge in hobbies and interests without being distracted by other family members
a boy ; a young male
an intense but non-sexual admiration felt by one man for another
an animal, such as a tiger, that has become accustomed to eating human flesh
an Australian tree fern, Dicksonia antarctica, with a thick trunk and large spreading green fronds
someone, esp a woman, who dislikes or hates men
A man-hour is the average amount of work that one person can do in an hour. Man-hours are used to estimate how long jobs take, or how many people are needed to do a job in a particular time.
a single individual (in the phrases every man jack, no man jack )
an airlock that allows workmen to pass in and out of spaces with differing air pressures, esp one providing access to and from a tunnel, shaft, or caisson in which the air is compressed
Man-made things are created or caused by people, rather than occurring naturally .
to stay close to (a specific opponent ) to hamper his or her play