"mans" in the noun sense
1. man, adult male
an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman
"there were two women and six men on the bus"
2. serviceman, military man, man, military personnel
someone who serves in the armed forces a member of a military force
"two men stood sentry duty"
the generic use of the word to refer to any human being
"it was every man for himself"
4. homo, man, human being, human
any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
a male subordinate
"the chief stationed two men outside the building"
"he awaited word from his man in Havana"
an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent
"the army will make a man of you"
7. valet, valet de chambre, gentleman, gentleman's gentleman, man
a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer
"Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man"
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"
9. Man, Isle of Man
one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea
10. man, piece
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"
11. world, human race, humanity, humankind, human beings, humans, mankind, man
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"
"mans" in the verb sense
take charge of a certain job occupy a certain work place
"Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning"
provide with workers
"We cannot man all the desks"
"Students were manning the booths"
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