US: /ˈmæn/
UK: /mˈæn/

English Vietnamese dictionary

man /mæn/
  • danh từ, số nhiều men /men/
    • người, con người
    • đàn ông, nam nhi
      • to behave like a man: xử sự như một trang nam nhi
      • to be only half a man: yếu đuối, nhút nhát, không xứng đáng là nam nhi
    • chồng
      • man and wife: chồng và vợ
    • ((thường) số nhiều) người (chỉ quân lính trong một đơn vị quân đội, công nhân trong một xí nghiệp, công xưởng...)
      • an army of 10,000 men: một đạo quân một vạn người
    • người hầu, đầy tớ (trai)
    • cậu, cậu cả (tiếng xưng hô thân mật khi bực dọc)
      • hurry up man, we are late!: nhanh lên cậu cả, muộn rồi!
    • quân cờ
    • the man higher up
      • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) ông trùm trong chính giới
    • a man in a thousand
      • người hiếm có, người hàng nghìn người mới có một
    • man and boy
      • từ bé đến lớn, từ lúc còn thơ ấu đến lúc trưởng thành
    • the man in (mỹ: on) the street
      • mỹ the man in the cars
        • người dân thường, quần chúng
      • a man of the world
        • (xem) world
      • man about town
        • (xem) about
      • a man of letters
        • (xem) letter
      • man of straw
        • (xem) straw
      • a man of all work
        • người làm đủ mọi nghề
      • a man of his word
        • (xem) word
      • a man of honour
        • người quân tử
      • one dollars-a-year man
        • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) trùm tư bản tham dự chính quyền chỉ lĩnh mỗi năm một đô la (lương tượng trưng)
      • to be one's own man
        • tự mình làm chủ, không bị lệ thuộc vào ai; sáng suốt, hoàn toàn tự giác
      • to be one's own man again
        • lấy lại được bình tĩnh
      • tỉnh lại
      • bình phục lại, lấy lại được sức khoẻ (sau một trận ốm)
      • lại được tự do
      • to a man
        • to the last man
          • tất cả mọi người, cho đến người cuối cùng
        • undercover men
          • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (từ lóng) bọn mật thám, bọn chỉ điểm
      • ngoại động từ
        • cung cấp người
          • to man a ship: cung cấp thuỷ thủ cho một con tàu
        • giữ vị trí ở, đứng vào vị trí ở (ổ súng đại bác)
        • làm cho mạnh mẽ, làm cho cường tráng; làm cho can đảm lên
          • to man oneself: tự làm cho mình can đảm lên

Advanced English dictionary

noun, verb, exclamation
+ noun
(plural men )
male person
1 [C] an adult male human being: a good-looking young man + the relationships between men and women
human beings
2 [U] human beings as a group or from a particular period of history: the damage caused by man to the environment + early / modern / Prehistoric man - GENDER
3 [C] (literary or old-fashioned) a person, either male or female: All men must die.
particular type of man
4 [C] (in compounds) a man who comes from the place mentioned or whose job or interest is connected with the thing mentioned: a Frenchman + a businessman + a medical man + a sportsman - GENDER
5 [C] a man who likes or who does the thing mentioned: a betting / drinking / fighting man + I think he's a beer man (= he drinks beer).
See also - FAMILY MAN
6 [C] a man who works for or supports a particular organization, comes from a particular town, etc: the BBC's man in Moscow (= the man who reports on news from Moscow) + a loyal Republican Party man
soldier / worker
7 [C, usually pl.] a soldier or a male worker who obeys the instructions of a person of higher rank: The officer refused to let his men take part in the operation. + The conditions in which the men were working were terrible.
8 [C] a man who comes to your house to do a job: the gas man + The man's coming to repair the TV today.
form of address
9 [sing.] (informal spoken, especially AmE) used for addressing a male person: Nice shirt, man! + Hey man. Back off!
10 [sing.] (old-fashioned, spoken) used for addressing a male person in an angry or impatient way: Don't just stand there, man-get a doctor!
husband / boyfriend
11 [C] (sometimes disapproving) a husband or sexual partner: What's her new man like? + I now pronounce you man and wife (= you are now officially married).
See also - OLD MAN
strong / brave person
12 [C] a person who is strong and brave or has other qualities that some people think are particularly male: Come on, now-be a man. + She's more of a man than he is.
13 [sing.] (old-fashioned, formal) a male servant: My man will drive you home.
in chess
14 [C] one of the figures or objects that you play with in a game such as CHESS
See also - CHESSMAN
Idioms: as one man with everyone doing or thinking the same thing at the same time; in agreement: The crowd rose to their feet as one man. + The staff speak as one man on this issue.
be sb's man to be the best or most suitable person to do a particular job, etc: For a superb haircut, David's your man.
be man enough (to do sth / for sth) to be strong or brave enough: He was not man enough to face up to his responsibility.
every man for himself (saying) people must look after themselves and not give or expect any help: In business, it's every man for himself.
make a man (out) of sb to make a young man develop and become more adult: They thought the army would make a man of him.
a / the man about town a man who frequently goes to fashionable parties, clubs, theatres, etc: In his new suit, he looked quite the man about town.
man and boy from when sb was young to when they were old or older: He's been doing the same job for 50 years-man and boy.
the man (and / or woman) in the street an average or ordinary person, either male or female: Politicians often don't understand the views of the man in the street.
a man of God / the cloth (old-fashioned, formal) a religious man, especially a priest or a CLERGYMAN
the man of the match (BrE, sport) the member of a team who plays the best in a particular game: Cole was named man of the match.
a man of the people (especially of a politician) a man who understands and is sympathetic to ordinary people: He is not only a statesman, but also a man of the people.
man's best friend a way of describing a dog
a man's home is his castle (AmE) = an Englishman's home is his castle at ENGLISHMAN
a man's man a man who is more popular with men than with women
be your own man / woman to act or think independently, not following others or being ordered: Working for himself meant that he could be his own man.
man to man between two men who are treating each other honestly and equally: I'm telling you all this man to man. + a man-to-man talk
separate / sort out the men from the boys to show or prove who is brave, skilful, etc. and who is not
to a man
to the last man (written) used to emphasize that sth is true of all the people being described: They answered 'Yes,' to a man. + They were all destroyed, to the last man.
+ verb (-nn-) [VN] to work at a place or be in charge of a place or a machine; to supply people to work somewhere: Soldiers manned barricades around the city. + The telephones are manned 24 hours a day by volunteers. + a manned space flight
+ exclamation (informal, especially AmE) used to express surprise, anger, etc.: Man, that was great!

Thesaurus dictionary

1 gentleman, male, fellow, Colloq guy, chap, Brit bloke, squire, Slang gink, geezer, US gazabo:
Have you met the man she is going to marry?
2 people, human beings, mankind, mortals, Homo sapiens, humanity, humankind, the human race:
Man wants but little here below.
3 valet, manservant, gentleman's gentleman, servant, retainer, houseboy, houseman:
Humberson sent his man round with a note.
4 staff, people, crew; cover:
Who will man the office while I am away?

Collocation dictionary

1 male person


elderly, middle-aged, old, older, young
a little old man
| attractive, good-looking, handsome | ugly | short, tall | fat, thin | big, burly | little
a nice little man
| black, white | dark, dark-haired, fair, fair-haired | bearded | blind | sick | dead | intelligent, wise | great
Several people made speeches in honour of the great man.
| brave | charming, fine, good, kind, nice | honest | proud | quiet | bad, horrible
What a horrible man!
| arrogant | strange | brutal, hard, violent | married, single | family
He's a family man who rarely goes out with his friends.
| gay | professional | lucky
He was a lucky man to have found such a partner.
| poor, rich | betting, gambling
I've never been a gambling man.
| self-made | right-hand
He found success hard to come by after losing his right-hand man.
| innocent | free
He walked out of court a free man.
| condemned

2 human beings


early, prehistoric, primitive | Stone Age, etc. | Neanderthal, etc.


in ~
In man the brain is highly developed.


known to man
the most poisonous substance known to man

Concise English dictionary

+an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
+someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
+the generic use of the word to refer to any human being
+any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
+a male subordinate
+an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent)
+a male person who plays a significant role (husband or lover or boyfriend) in the life of a particular woman
+a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer
+one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea
+game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games
+all of the living human inhabitants of the earth
+take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place
+provide with men