What does man mean?

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  1. (collective) All human males collectively: mankind.
  2. (collective) All humans collectively: mankind, humankind, humanity. (Sometimes capitalized as Man.)
  3. (obsolete) A sentient being, whether human or supernatural.
  4. (uncountable, obsolete, uncommon) Manliness; the quality or state of being manly.
  5. A husband.
  6. A lover; a boyfriend.
  7. A male enthusiast or devotee; a male who is very fond of or devoted to a specified kind of thing. (Used as the last element of a compound.)
  8. A person, usually male, who has duties or skills associated with a specified thing. (Used as the last element of a compound.)
  9. A person, usually male, who can fulfill one's requirements with regard to a specified matter.
  10. A male who belongs to a particular group: an employee, a student or alumnus, a representative, etc.
  11. (historical) A vassal. A subject.
  12. A piece or token used in board games such as chess.
  13. (MLE, slang) Used to refer to oneself or one's group: I, we; construed in the third person.
  14. A term of familiar address often implying on the part of the speaker some degree of authority, impatience, or haste.
  1. Only used in man enough
  1. Used to place emphasis upon something or someone; sometimes, but not always, when actually addressing a man.
  1. (transitive) To take up position in order to operate (something).
  2. (reflexive, possibly dated) To brace (oneself), to fortify or steel (oneself) in a manly way. (Compare man up.)
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To wait on, attend to or escort.
  4. (transitive, obsolete, chiefly falconry) To accustom (a raptor or other type of bird) to the presence of people.
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