Definition for MAN

MAN, v.t.

  1. To furnish with men; as, to man the lines of a fort or fortress; to man a ship or a boat; to man the yards; to man the capstan; to man a prize. It is, however, generally understood to signify, to supply with the full complement or with a sufficient number of men.
  2. To guard with men. Shak.
  3. To strengthen; to fortify. Theodosius having manned his soul with proper reflections. Addison.
  4. To tame a hawk. [Little used.] Shak.
  5. To furnish with attendants or servants. [Little used.] Shak. B. Jonson.
  6. To point; to aim. Man but a rush against Othello's breast, / And he retires. [Not used.] Shak.

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