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Boy vs. Man

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Boynoun

A young male, particularly

‘Kate is dating a boy named Jim.’;

Mannoun

An adult male human.

‘The show is especially popular with middle-aged men.’;

Boynoun

A male child or teenager, as distinguished from infants or adults.

Mannoun

(collective) All human males collectively: mankind.

Boynoun

(diminutive) A male child: a son of any age.

Mannoun

A human, a person of either gender, usually an adult. See usage notes.

‘every man for himself’;

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Boynoun

A male of any age, particularly one rather younger than the speaker.

Mannoun

(collective) All humans collectively: mankind, humankind, humanity. Sometimes capitalized as Man.

Boynoun

(obsolete) A male of low station, (especially as pejorative) a worthless male, a wretch; a mean and dishonest male, a knave.

Mannoun

A member of the genus Homo, especially of the species Homo sapiens.

Boynoun

A male servant, slave, assistant, or employee, particularly:

Mannoun

(obsolete) A sentient being, whether human or supernatural.

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Boynoun

A younger such worker.

Mannoun

An adult male who has, to an eminent degree, qualities considered masculine, such as strength, integrity, and devotion to family; a mensch.

Boynoun

A non-white male servant regardless of age, particularly as a form of address.

Mannoun

Manliness; the quality or state of being manly.

Boynoun

(obsolete) A male camp follower.

Mannoun

A husband.

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Boynoun

Any non-white male, regardless of age.

Mannoun

A lover; a boyfriend.

Boynoun

A male animal, especially, in affectionate address, a male dog.

‘C'mere, boy! Good boy! Who's a good boy?’; ‘Are you getting a boy cat or a girl cat?’;

Mannoun

A male enthusiast or devotee; a male who is very fond of or devoted to a specified kind of thing. Used as the last element of a compound.

‘Some people prefer apple pie, but me, I’m a cherry pie man.’;

Boynoun

A former low rank of various armed services; a holder of this rank.

Mannoun

A person, usually male, who has duties or skills associated with a specified thing. Used as the last element of a compound.

‘I wanted to be a guitar man on a road tour, but instead I’m a flag man on a road crew.’;

Boynoun

Heroin.

Mannoun

A person, usually male, who can fulfill one's requirements with regard to a specified matter.

Boyinterjection

Exclamation of surprise, pleasure or longing.

‘Boy, that was close!’; ‘Boy, that tastes good!’; ‘Boy, I wish I could go to Canada!’;

Mannoun

A male who belongs to a particular group: an employee, a student or alumnus, a representative, etc.

Boyverb

to use the word boy to refer to someone

‘Don't boy me!’;

Mannoun

An adult male servant.

Boyverb

(transitive) to act as a boy in allusion to the former practice of boys acting women's parts on the stage

Mannoun

(historical) A vassal. A subject.

‘all the king's men’;

Boynoun

A male child, from birth to the age of puberty; a lad; hence, a son.

‘My only boy fell by the side of great Dundee.’;

Mannoun

A piece or token used in board games such as chess.

Boynoun

In various countries, a male servant, laborer, or slave of a native or inferior race; also, any man of such a race; - considered derogatory by those so called, and now seldom used.

‘He reverted again and again to the labor difficulty, and spoke of importing boys from Capetown.’;

Mannoun

Used to refer to oneself or one's group: I, we; construed in the third person.

Boyverb

To act as a boy; - in allusion to the former practice of boys acting women's parts on the stage.

‘I shall seeSome squeaking Cleopatra boy my greatness.’;

Mannoun

A term of familiar address often implying on the part of the speaker some degree of authority, impatience, or haste.

‘Come on, man, we've got no time to lose!’;

Boynoun

a youthful male person;

‘the baby was a boy’; ‘she made the boy brush his teeth every night’; ‘most soldiers are only boys in uniform’;

Mannoun

A friendly term of address usually reserved for other adult males.

‘Hey, man, how's it goin'?’;

Boynoun

a friendly informal reference to a grown man;

‘he likes to play golf with the boys’;

Mannoun

(sports) A player on whom another is playing, with the intent of limiting their attacking impact.

Boynoun

a male human offspring;

‘their son became a famous judge’; ‘his boy is taller than he is’;

Maninterjection

Used to place emphasis upon something or someone; sometimes, but not always, when actually addressing a man.

‘Man, that was a great catch!’;

Boynoun

(ethnic slur) offensive term for Black man;

‘get out of my way, boy’;

Manverb

(transitive) To supply (something) with staff or crew (of either sex).

‘The ship was manned with a small crew.’;

Boy

A boy is a young male human. The term is usually used for a child or an adolescent.

Manverb

(transitive) To take up position in order to operate (something).

‘Man the machine guns!’;

Manverb

To brace (oneself), to fortify or steel (oneself) in a manly way. Compare man up.

Manverb

To wait on, attend to or escort.

Manverb

To accustom (a raptor or other type of bird) to the presence of people.

Mannoun

A human being; - opposed to beast.

‘These men went about wide, and man found they none,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.’; ‘'Tain't a fit night out for man nor beast!’;

Mannoun

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.’; ‘Ceneus, a woman once, and once a man.’;

Mannoun

The human race; mankind.

‘And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion.’; ‘The proper study of mankind is man.’;

Mannoun

The male portion of the human race.

‘Woman has, in general, much stronger propensity than man to the discharge of parental duties.’;

Mannoun

One possessing in a high degree the distinctive qualities of manhood; one having manly excellence of any kind.

‘This was the noblest Roman of them all . . . the elementsSo mixed in him that Nature might stand upAnd say to all the world "This was a man!"’;

Mannoun

An adult male servant; also, a vassal; a subject.

‘Like master, like man.’; ‘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.’;

Mannoun

A term of familiar address at one time implying on the part of the speaker some degree of authority, impatience, or haste; as, Come, man, we 've no time to lose! In the latter half of the 20th century it became used in a broader sense as simply a familiar and informal form of address, but is not used in business or formal situations; as, hey, man! You want to go to a movie tonight?.

Mannoun

A married man; a husband; - correlative to wife.

‘I pronounce that they are man and wife.’; ‘every wife ought to answer for her man.’;

Mannoun

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.’; ‘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.’;

Mannoun

One of the piece with which certain games, as chess or draughts, are played.

Manverb

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 !’; ‘They man their boats, and all their young men arm.’;

Manverb

To furnish with strength for action; to prepare for efficiency; to fortify.

Manverb

To tame, as a hawk.

Manverb

To furnish with a servant or servants.

Manverb

To wait on as a manservant.

Mannoun

an adult male person (as opposed to a woman);

‘there were two women and six men on the bus’;

Mannoun

someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force;

‘two men stood sentry duty’;

Mannoun

the generic use of the word to refer to any human being;

‘it was every man for himself’;

Mannoun

all of the inhabitants of the earth;

‘all the world loves a lover’; ‘she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women’;

Mannoun

any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae

Mannoun

a male subordinate;

‘the chief stationed two men outside the building’; ‘he awaited word from his man in Havana’;

Mannoun

an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent);

‘the army will make a man of you’;

Mannoun

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’;

Mannoun

a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer;

‘Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man’;

Mannoun

one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea

Mannoun

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’;

Manverb

take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place;

‘Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning’;

Manverb

provide with men;

‘We cannot man all the desks’;

Man

A man is an adult male human. Prior to adulthood, a male human is referred to as a boy (a male child or adolescent).

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