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From: Network Terminology


From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an adult male person (as opposed to a woman); "there were
           two women and six men on the bus" [syn: adult male]
           [ant: woman]
      2: someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a
         military force; "two men stood sentry duty" [syn: serviceman,
          military 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: all of the 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]
      5: any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae [syn: homo,
          human being, human]
      6: a male subordinate; "the chief stationed two men outside the
         building"; "he awaited word from his man in Havana"
      7: an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and
         courageous competent); "the army will make a man of you"
      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: 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]
      10: one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea [syn: Isle of Man]
      11: 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: piece]
      v 1: take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place;
           "Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning"
      2: provide with men; "We cannot man all the desks"
      [also: manning, manned, men (pl)]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (1.) Heb. 'Adam, used as the proper name of the first man. The
    name is derived from a word meaning "to be red," and thus the
    first man was called Adam because he was formed from the red
    earth. It is also the generic name of the human race (Gen. 1:26,
    27; 5:2; 8:21; Deut. 8:3). Its equivalents are the Latin homo
    and the Greek anthropos (Matt. 5:13, 16). It denotes also man in
    opposition to woman (Gen. 3:12; Matt. 19:10).
      (2.) Heb. 'ish, like the Latin vir and Greek aner, denotes
    properly a man in opposition to a woman (1 Sam. 17:33; Matt.
    14:21); a husband (Gen. 3:16; Hos. 2:16); man with reference to
    excellent mental qualities.
      (3.) Heb. 'enosh, man as mortal, transient, perishable (2 Chr.
    14:11; Isa. 8:1; Job 15:14; Ps. 8:4; 9:19, 20; 103:15). It is
    applied to women (Josh. 8:25).
      (4.) Heb. geber, man with reference to his strength, as
    distinguished from women (Deut. 22:5) and from children (Ex.
    12:37); a husband (Prov. 6:34).
      (5.) Heb. methim, men as mortal (Isa. 41:14), and as opposed
    to women and children (Deut. 3:6; Job 11:3; Isa. 3:25).
      Man was created by the immediate hand of God, and is
    generically different from all other creatures (Gen. 1:26, 27;
    2:7). His complex nature is composed of two elements, two
    distinct substances, viz., body and soul (Gen. 2:7; Eccl. 12:7;
    2 Cor. 5:1-8).
      The words translated "spirit" and "soul," in 1 Thess. 5:23,
    Heb. 4:12, are habitually used interchangeably (Matt. 10:28;
    16:26; 1 Pet. 1:22). The "spirit" (Gr. pneuma) is the soul as
    rational; the "soul" (Gr. psuche) is the same, considered as the
    animating and vital principle of the body.
      Man was created in the likeness of God as to the perfection of
    his nature, in knowledge (Col. 3:10), righteousness, and
    holiness (Eph. 4:24), and as having dominion over all the
    inferior creatures (Gen. 1:28). He had in his original state
    God's law written on his heart, and had power to obey it, and
    yet was capable of disobeying, being left to the freedom of his
    own will. He was created with holy dispositions, prompting him
    to holy actions; but he was fallible, and did fall from his
    integrity (3:1-6). (See FALL.)