Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Mammiferous adjective [ Mamma breast + -ferous : confer French mammifère .] Having breasts; of, pertaining to, or derived from, the Mammalia.
Mammiform adjective [ Mamma breast + -form : confer French mammiforme .] Having the form of a mamma (breast) or mammæ.
; plural Mammilæ
. [ Latin , dim. of mamma
a breast.] (Anat.) The nipple.
[ Confer French mammilaire
. See Mammilla
.] 1. Of or pertaining to the mammilla, or nipple, or to the breast; resembling a mammilla; mammilloid. 2. (Min.) Composed of convex convex concretions, somewhat resembling the breasts in form; studded with small mammiform protuberances.
Mammillate, Mammillated adjective
[ See Mammilla
.] 1. Having small nipples, or small protuberances like nipples or mammæ. 2. (Zoology) Bounded like a nipple; -- said of the apex of some shells.
Mammilliform adjective [ Mammilla + -form .] Having the form of a mammilla.
Mammilloid adjective [ Mammilla + -oid .] Like a mammilla or nipple; mammilliform.
Mammock noun [ Ir. & Gael. mam a round hill + -ock .] A shapeless piece; a fragment. [ Obsolete]
Mammock transitive verb To tear to pieces. [ Obsolete] Milton.
Mammodis noun [ French mamoudis , from Hind. mahmūdī a muslin.] Coarse plain India muslins.
.] Mastology. See Mammalogy .
[ Latin mammona
, Greek ... riches, Syr. mam...nā
; confer Hebrew matm...n
a hiding place, subterranean storehouse, treasury, from tāman
to hide.] Riches; wealth; the god of riches; riches, personified.
Ye can not serve God and Mammon . Matt. vi. 24.
Mammonish adjective Actuated or prompted by a devotion to money getting or the service of Mammon. Carlyle.
Mammonism noun Devotion to the pursuit of wealth; worldliness. Carlyle.
Mammonist noun A mammonite.
Mammonite noun One devoted to the acquisition of wealth or the service of Mammon. C. Kingsley.
Mammonization noun The process of making mammonish; the state of being under the influence of mammonism.
Mammonize transitive verb To make mammonish.
Mammose adjective [ Latin mammosus having large breasts, mamma breast.] (Botany) Having the form of the breast; breast-shaped.
Mammoth noun [ Russian mâmont , mámant , from Tartar mamma the earth. Certain Tartar races, the Tungooses and Yakoots, believed that the mammoth worked its way in the earth like a mole.] (Zoology) An extinct, hairy, maned elephant ( Elephas primigenius ), of enormous size, remains of which are found in the northern parts of both continents. The last of the race, in Europe, were coeval with prehistoric man. » Several specimens have been found in Siberia preserved entire, with the flesh and hair remaining. They were imbedded in the ice cliffs at a remote period, and became exposed by the melting of the ice.
Mammoth adjective Resembling the mammoth in size; very large; gigantic; as, a mammoth ox.
[ Greek ...; ... grandmother + ... to nourish.] A child brought up by its grandmother; a spoiled child.
O, you are a more mammothrept in judgment. B. Jonson.
; plural Mammies A child's name for mamma , mother.
Mamzer noun [ Hebrew mámz...r .] A person born of relations between whom marriage was forbidden by the Mosaic law; a bastard. Deut. xxiii. 2 (Douay version).
; plural Men
(mĕn). [ Anglo-Saxon mann
; akin to Old Saxon , D., & Old High German man
, German mann
, Icelandic maðr
, for mannr
, Danish Mand
, Swedish man
, Goth. manna
, Sanskrit manu
, and perhaps to Sanskrit man
to think, and English mind
. √104. Confer Minx
a pert girl.] 1. A human being; -- opposed to beast .
These men went about wide, and man found they none, R. of Glouc.
But fair country, and wild beast many [ a] one.
The king is but a man , as I am; the violet smells to him as it doth to me. Shak. 2. Especially: An adult male person; a grown- up male person, as distinguished from a woman or a child.
When I became a man , I put away childish things. I Cor. xiii. 11.
Ceneus, a woman once, and once a man . Dryden. 3. The human race; mankind.
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion. Gen. i. 26.
The proper study of mankind is man . Pope. 4. The male portion of the human race.
Woman has, in general, much stronger propensity than man to the discharge of parental duties. Cowper. 5. One possessing in a high degree the distinctive qualities of manhood; one having manly excellence of any kind. Shak.
This was the noblest Roman of them all . . . the elements Shak. 6. An adult male servant; also, a vassal; a subject.
So mixed in him that Nature might stand up
And say to all the world "This was a man !"
Like master, like man . Old Proverb.
The vassal, or tenant, kneeling, ungirt, uncovered, and holding up his hands between those of his lord, professed that he did become his man from that day forth, of life, limb, and earthly honor. Blackstone. 7. A term of familiar address often implying on the part of the speaker some degree of authority, impatience, or haste; as, Come, man , we 've no time to lose! 8. A married man; a husband; -- correlative to wife .
I pronounce that they are man and wife. Book of Com. Prayer.
every wife ought to answer for her man . Addison. 9. One, or any one, indefinitely; -- a modified survival of the Saxon use of man , or mon , as an indefinite pronoun.
A man can not make him laugh. Shak.
A man would expect to find some antiquities; but all they have to show of this nature is an old rostrum of a Roman ship. Addison. 10. One of the piece with which certain games, as chess or draughts, are played.
is often used as a prefix in composition, or as a separate adjective, its sense being usually self-explaining; as, man
eater or man
hater or man
worship, etc. Man
is also used as a suffix to denote a person of the male sex having a business which pertains to the thing spoken of in the qualifying part of the compound; ash man
, butter man
, laundry man
, lumber man
, milk man
, fire man
, show man
, water man
, wood man
. Where the combination is not familiar, or where some specific meaning of the compound is to be avoided, man
is used as a separate substantive in the foregoing sense; as, apple man
, cloth man
, coal man
, hardware man
, wood man
(as distinguished from wood man
). Man ape (Zoology)
, a anthropoid ape, as the gorilla.
-- Man at arms
, a designation of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries for a soldier fully armed.
-- Man engine
, a mechanical lift for raising or lowering people through considerable distances; specifically (Mining) , a contrivance by which miners ascend or descend in a shaft. It consists of a series of landings in the shaft and an equal number of shelves on a vertical rod which has an up and down motion equal to the distance between the successive landings. A man steps from a landing to a shelf and is lifted or lowered to the next landing, upon which he them steps, and so on, traveling by successive stages.
-- Man Friday
, a person wholly subservient to the will of another, like Robinson Crusoe's servant Friday.
-- Man of straw
, a puppet; one who is controlled by others; also, one who is not responsible pecuniarily.
-- Man-of-the earth (Botany)
, a twining plant ( Ipomœa pandurata ) with leaves and flowers much like those of the morning-glory, but having an immense tuberous farinaceous root.
-- Man of war
. (a) A warrior; a soldier
. Shak. (b) (Nautical) See in the Vocabulary.
-- To be one's own man
, to have command of one's self; not to be subject to another.
Man transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Manned
; present participle & verbal noun Manning
.] 1. To supply with men; to furnish with a sufficient force or complement of men, as for management, service, defense, or the like; to guard; as, to man a ship, boat, or fort.
See how the surly Warwick mans the wall ! Shak.
They man their boats, and all their young men arm. Waller. 2. To furnish with strength for action; to prepare for efficiency; to fortify.
"Theodosius having manned
his soul with proper reflections." Addison. 3. To tame, as a hawk.
[ R.] Shak. 4. To furnish with a servant or servants.
[ Obsolete] Shak. 5. To wait on as a manservant.
[ Obsolete] Shak.
» In "Othello," V. ii. 270, the meaning is uncertain, being, perhaps: To point, to aim, or to manage. To man a yard (Nautical)
, to send men upon a yard, as for furling or reefing a sail.
-- To man the yards (Nautical)
, to station men on the yards as a salute or mark of respect.
Man noun -- Man of sin (Script.) , one who is the embodiment of evil, whose coming is represented ( 2 Thess. ii. 3 ) as preceding the second coming of Christ. [ A Hebraistic expression] -- Man-stopping bullet (Mil.) , a bullet which will produce a sufficient shock to stop a soldier advancing in a charge; specif., a small-caliber bullet so modified as to expand when striking the human body. Such bullets are chiefly used in wars with savage tribes.
Manable adjective Marriageable. [ Obsolete]
Manace noun & v. Same as Menace .
[ Middle English manicle
, Old French manicle
, French manicle
sort glove, manacle, Latin manicula
a little hand, dim. of manus
hand; confer Latin manica
sleeve, manacle, from manus
. See Manual
.] A handcuff; a shackle for the hand or wrist; -- usually in the plural.
Doctrine unto fools is as fetters on the feet, and like manacles on the right hand. Ecclus. xxi. 19.
Manacle transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Manacled
; present participle & verbal noun Manacling
.] To put handcuffs or other fastening upon, for confining the hands; to shackle; to confine; to restrain from the use of the limbs or natural powers.
Is it thus you use this monarch, to manacle and shackle him hand and foot ? Arbuthnot.
[ French manège
, Italian maneggio
, from maneggiare
to manage, from Latin manus
hand. Perhaps somewhat influenced by French ménage
housekeeping, Old French mesnage
, akin to English mansion
. See Manual
, and confer Manege
.] The handling or government of anything, but esp. of a horse; management; administration. See Manege .
Young men, in the conduct and manage of actions, embrace more than they can hold. Bacon.
Down, down I come; like glistering Phaëthon Shak.
Wanting the manage of unruly jades.
The unlucky manage of this fatal brawl. Shak.
» This word, in its limited sense of management of a horse, has been displaced by manege
; in its more general meaning, by management
Manage transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Managed
; present participle & verbal noun Managing
.] [ From Manage
] 1. To have under control and direction; to conduct; to guide; to administer; to treat; to handle.
Long tubes are cumbersome, and scarce to be easily managed . Sir I. Newton.
What wars I manage , and what wreaths I gain. Prior. 2. Hence: Esp., to guide by careful or delicate treatment; to wield with address; to make subservient by artful conduct; to bring around cunningly to one's plans.
It was so much his interest to manage his Protestant subjects. Addison.
It was not her humor to manage those over whom she had gained an ascendant. Bp. Hurd. 3. To train in the manege, as a horse; to exercise in graceful or artful action. 4. To treat with care; to husband. Dryden. 5. To bring about; to contrive. Shak. Syn.
-- To direct; govern; control; wield; order; contrive; concert; conduct; transact.
Manage intransitive verb To direct affairs; to carry on business or affairs; to administer.
Leave them to manage for thee. Dryden.
Manageability noun The state or quality of being manageable; manageableness.
Manageable adjective Such as can be managed or used; suffering control; governable; tractable; subservient; as, a manageable horse. Syn. -- Governable; tractable; controllable; docile. -- Man"age*a*ble*ness , noun -- Man"age*a*bly , adverb
Manageless adjective Unmanageable. [ R.]
[ From Manage
] 1. The act or art of managing; the manner of treating, directing, carrying on, or using, for a purpose; conduct; administration; guidance; control; as, the management of a family or of a farm; the management of state affairs.
of the voice." E. Porter. 2. Business dealing; negotiation; arrangement.
He had great managements with ecclesiastics. Addison. 3. Judicious use of means to accomplish an end; conduct directed by art or address; skillful treatment; cunning practice; -- often in a bad sense.
Mark with what management their tribes divide Dryden. 4. The collective body of those who manage or direct any enterprise or interest; the board of managers. Syn.
Some stick to you, and some to t'other side.
-- Conduct; administration; government; direction; guidance; care; charge; contrivance; intrigue.
Manager noun 1. One who manages; a conductor or director; as, the manager of a theater.
A skillful manager of the rabble. South. 2. A person who conducts business or household affairs with economy and frugality; a good economist.
A prince of great aspiring thoughts; in the main, a manager of his treasure. Sir W. Temple. 3. A contriver; an intriguer. Shak.
Managerial adjective Of or pertaining to management or a manager; as, managerial qualities. " Managerial responsibility." C. Bronté.
Managership noun The office or position of a manager.
[ Confer Old French menagerie
. See Manage
, and confer Menagerie
.] 1. Management; manner of using; conduct; direction. 2. Husbandry; economy; frugality. Bp. Burnet.
Manakin noun [ Confer F. & German manakin ; probably the native name.] (Zoology) Any one of numerous small birds belonging to Pipra , Manacus , and other genera of the family Pipridæ . They are mostly natives of Central and South America. Some are bright-colored, and others have the wings and tail curiously ornamented. The name is sometimes applied to related birds of other families.
Manakin noun A dwarf. See Manikin . Shak.
[ Spanish manatí
, from the native name in Hayti. Confer Lamantin
.] (Zoology) Any species of Trichechus , a genus of sirenians; -- called also sea cow .
[ Written also manaty
.] » One species ( Trichechus Senegalensis
) inhabits the west coast of Africa; another ( T. Americanus
) inhabits the east coast of South America, and the West-Indies. The Florida manatee ( T. latirostris
) is by some considered a distinct species, by others it is thought to be a variety of T. Americanus
. It sometimes becomes fifteen feet or more in length, and lives both in fresh and salt water. It is hunted for its oil and flesh.
Manation noun [ Latin manatio , from manare to flow.] The act of issuing or flowing out. [ Obsolete]
Manbird noun An aviator. [ Colloq.]
Manbote noun [ Anglo-Saxon man man, vassal + bōt recompense.] (Anglo-Saxon Law) A sum paid to a lord as a pecuniary compensation for killing his man (that is, his vassal, servant, or tenant). Spelman.