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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Man \Man\ (m[a^]n), noun; pl. {Men} (m[e^]n). [AS. mann, man, monn, mon; akin to OS., D., & OHG. man, G. mann, Icel. ma[eth]r, for mannr, Dan. Mand, Sw. man, Goth. manna, Skr. manu, manus, and perh. to Skr. man to think, and E. mind. [root]104. Cf. {Minx} a pert girl.]

1. 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. --R. of Glouc.

The king is but a man, as I am; the violet smells to him as it doth to me. --Shak.

'Tain't a fit night out for man nor beast! --W. C. Fields [PJC]

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 So mixed in him that Nature might stand up And say to all the world "This was a man!" --Shak.

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

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 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?. [Informal] [1913 Webster +PJC]

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.

Note: Man is often used as a prefix in composition, or as a separate adjective, its sense being usually self-explaining; as, man child, man eater or maneater, man-eating, man hater or manhater, man-hating, manhunter, man-hunting, mankiller, man-killing, man midwife, man pleaser, man servant, man-shaped, manslayer, manstealer, man-stealing, manthief, 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; ashman, butterman, laundryman, lumberman, milkman, fireman, repairman, showman, waterman, woodman. 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 woodman).

{Man ape} (Zool.), 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} (Bot.), a twining plant ({Ipomoea pandurata}) with leaves and flowers much like those of the morning-glory, but having an immense tuberous farinaceous root.

{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 of war}. (a) A warrior; a soldier. --Shak. (b) (Naut.) See in the Vocabulary. (c) See {Portuguese man-of-war} under {man-of-war} and also see {Physalia}.

{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, producing a severe wound which is also difficult to treat medically. Types of bullets called {hollow-nosed bullets}, {soft-nosed bullets} and {hollow-point bullets} are classed as man-stopping. The {dumdum bullet} or {dumdum} is another well-known variety. Such bullets were originally designed for wars with savage tribes.

{great man}, a man[2] who has become prominent due to substantial and widely admired contributions to social or intellectual endeavors; as, Einstein was one of the great men of the twentieth century.

{To be one's own man}, to have command of one's self; not to be subject to another. [1913 Webster +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Man \Man\ (m[a^]n), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Manned} (m[a^]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {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. [Obs.] --Shak.

5. To wait on as a manservant. [Obs.] --Shak.

Note: In "Othello," V. ii. 270, the meaning is uncertain, being, perhaps: To point, to aim, or to manage.

{To man a yard} (Naut.), to send men upon a yard, as for furling or reefing a sail.

{To man the yards} (Naut.), to station men on the yards as a salute or mark of respect.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

man

noun

1: an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus" [syn: {man}, {adult male}] [ant: {adult female}, {woman}]

2: someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force; "two men stood sentry duty" [syn: {serviceman}, {military man}, {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: any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage [syn: {homo}, {man}, {human being}, {human}]

5: a male subordinate; "the chief stationed two men outside the building"; "he awaited word from his man in Havana"

6: an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent); "the army will make a man of you"

7: 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}, {man}]

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: one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea [syn: {Man}, {Isle of Man}]

10: 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: {man}, {piece}]

11: all of the living human 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}, {man}]

verb

1: take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place; "Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning"

2: provide with workers; "We cannot man all the desks"; "Students were manning the booths"

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My dream this morning. (2015-08-04: Approximately Noon Pacific Daylight Time)

I had an interesting dream today (Tuesday) around noon. I was sleeping in bed since 5 p.m. on Monday, the previous day. I went to bed around 1:30 a.m. Monday morning, but unfortunately, I failed to fall asleep. I remained alert in bed trying to fall asleep until 5 p.m. that day, when I finally fell alseep and slept until around 12:15 p.m. today, which is why I guess the dream happened around noon.

This morning I had totally awesome higher power superpower dreams.

It started off at Mizar Place where I was in a really weird altered state and my brother and Dad didn't trust me with anything dangerous. While in my altered state, I tried to explain to them that I knew what danger was. I used the stove as an example. I explained that the burner was hot and the pilot light had to stay lit or otherwise gas would escape and catch fire.

It was nighttime. I was standing in the kitchen. They were in the dining room.

Then there was a super loud arcing noise coming from what sounded like miles away. Just super loud electrical sparking type noise. So Dad and I went to investigate. We drove several blocks and about half a mile through residential neighborhoods until we found a military zone full of security guards, then we found the source of the noise.

There was a huge gigantic antenna about 300 feet tall that had been built behind the backyard of a house in the grass of the elementary school schoolyard. Somehow then we were behind the house in the schoolyard, close enough to see the flashes of light coming from inside the house and that the sparks were being channeled through a ducting system that was connected to an amplifier unit and broadcast in all directions through some kind of ultra, ultra loud and elaborate public address system in the schoolyard, as well as through the radio antenna.

There was a military cop that greeted us. Dad had a black Colt .45 semi-automatic pistol and I had a small silver-colored .22 semi-automatic pistol with a wooden grip. The cop asked us if we had permits for the guns. Dad said he did but that I didn't. The MP asked for my gun. I handed it to him without resistance, but felt really stupid after the fact because I gave it to him barrel first - unfortunately pointed in his general direction. He took it without incident, but I felt embarrassed for not pointing the barrel toward the ground in the process.

Then we tried to figure out what the gigantic antenna was for. Dad guessed that it was classified but he said he thought it had something to do with extending the range of antennas at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Then we drove to Vandenberg and when we arrived it was suddenly daytime. It was clear that there was something big going on. There were all kinds of advanced aircraft flying around really low to the ground.

Dad and I and my brother and one of his friends were in a van. We saw a helicopter-like aircraft fly really low by us and we could see the pilot through the windows. It was a really beautiful woman with medium length blonde hair. She wasn't wearing a helmet.

Then all of sudden, the beautiful woman was in the van with us. She explained that she was able to sneak up on us without a sound and enter the van without even opening the door. She explained that they had advanced nanotechnology and the ability to move and reassemble atoms very quickly.

Then she took us to a place where there were spaceships from aliens and they said that we were selected as part of a small group of people that would now go with the aliens. She took us inside one of the alien spaceships.

The inside of the spaceship took us to another world that was filled with ancient hieroglyphics and giant aliens.

They explained that they had been looking for a human god to control the spaceship, and I naturally didn't want the job because I had so many flaws and limitations. Then they took me to the alien god who was in charge of the spaceship. He said, "This is for you and your list of limitations."

I was trying to explain to Dad that they had advanced nanotechnology and that they could do anything to us and then return us to perfect health. I tried to explain that there was nothing to fear because we had already been scanned.

Then we were in a giant building that went on forever and it was filled with sleeping mummies that were starting to come back to life in perfect health. I remember saying that I would like to be the walls and floor of that building.

Suddenly all the walls to the whole building turned into solid gold, and all the floors turned into gold colored marble with an interesting continuous grain. It was all beautiful.

Then the aliens started demonstrating that they could kill us and revive us to perfect health, even better than we were before.

Then things started attacking us. There was some kind of dog like creature running towards me. I just stood there waiting to see what would happen, knowing that I would be fine. Then a group of four aliens were coming towards me. Again, I stood my ground and didn't run.

They attacked me and did some damage then quickly called off their attack and walked away peacefully, and I was repaired to full health.

A bunch of stuff happened that is escaping my memory, but the last words of the dream were from the inside of a golden palace and the leader of the aliens said to me, "You're immortal soul is with us, the angels."

Then I woke up.

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