A man is an adult, male human. The irregular plural is men. When people talk about men, they may be using the word in terms of sex distinctions, of gender role distinctions, or both.

The female of man is woman and the neutral for both sex are human being, human or person.


In terms of sex, men have various sexual characteristics that differentiate them from women. In men, the sex organs are involved in the reproductive system, whereas the secondary sex characteristics are involved in attracting a mate or in defeating rivals. Men have mainly external sex organs. The study of male reproduction and associated organs is called andrology[?].

In general, men suffer from the same illnesses as women, however there are some sex-related illnesses that occur only or more frequently in men.

Gender Roles

In terms of gender, men differ from women by a variety of behaviours.

  1. Also, a generic form meaning humanity in general. This is objected to by feminists and is usually avoided in modern writing although it was historically common. See non-sexist language.
  2. The Isle of Man.
  3. The command in the UNIX system to access the electronic UNIX manual.
  4. Man, Côte d'Ivoire[?] is a large town in the west of Côte d'Ivoire.

See also: first man

Trust me, sweet, And in the modesty of fearful duty Of saucy and audacious eloquence. In least speak most to my capacity. [Enter PHILOSTRATE.] PHILOSTRATELet him approach. [Flourish of trumpets. Enter PROLOGUE.] PROLOGUE That you should think, we come not to offend, That is the true beginning of our end. We do not come, as minding to content you, We are not here. That you should here repent you, You shall know all that you are like to know,' THESEUSHe hath rid his prologue like a rough colt; he knows but to speak true. HIPPOLYTA on a recorder; a sound, but not in government. THESEUS disordered. Who is next? [Enter PYRAMUS and THISBE, Wall, moonshine, and LION, as in dumbGentles, perchance you wonder at this show; This man is Pyramus, if you would know; This man, with lime and rough-cast, doth present And through Wall's chink, poor souls, they are content This man, with lanthorn, dog, and bush of thorn, By moonshine did these lovers think no scorn This grisly beast, which by name Lion.

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