Man vs. Person

Man vs. Person — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Man and Person

Mannoun

An adult male human.

Personnoun

A living human. Often used in combination

chairperson.salesperson. See Usage Note at chairman.

Mannoun

A human regardless of sex or age; a person.

Personnoun

An individual of specified character

a person of importance.

Mannoun

A human or an adult male human belonging to a specific occupation, group, nationality, or other category. Often used in combination

a milkman.a congressman.a freeman.

Personnoun

The composite of characteristics that make up an individual personality; the self.

Mannoun

The human race; mankind

man's quest for peace.

Personnoun

The living body of a human

searched the prisoner's person.

Mannoun

A male human endowed with qualities, such as strength, considered characteristic of manhood.

Personnoun

Physique and general appearance.

Mannoun

A husband.

Personnoun

(Law) A human, corporation, organization, partnership, association, or other entity deemed or construed to be governed by a particular law.

Mannoun

A male lover or sweetheart.

Personnoun

(Christianity) Any of the three separate individualities of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, as distinguished from the essence of the Godhead that unites them.

Mannoun

Workers.

Personnoun

Any of three groups of pronoun forms with corresponding verb inflections that distinguish the speaker (first person), the individual addressed (second person), and the individual or thing spoken of (third person).

Mannoun

Enlisted personnel of the armed forces

officers and men.

Personnoun

Any of the different forms or inflections expressing these distinctions.

Mannoun

A male representative, as of a country or company

our man in Tokyo.

Personnoun

A character or role, as in a play; a guise

"Well, in her person, I say I will not have you" (Shakespeare).

Mannoun

A male servant or subordinate.

Personnoun

An individual; usually a human being.

Each person is unique, both mentally and physically.

Mannoun

(Informal) Used as a familiar form of address for a man

See here, my good man!.

Personnoun

A character or part, as in a play; a specific kind or manifestation of individual character, whether in real life, or in literary or dramatic representation; an assumed character.

Mannoun

One who swore allegiance to a lord in the Middle Ages; a vassal.

Personnoun

(Christianity) Any one of the three hypostases of the Holy Trinity: the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit.

Mannoun

(Games) Any of the pieces used in a board game, such as chess or checkers.

Personnoun

Any sentient or socially intelligent being.

Mannoun

(Nautical) A ship. Often used in combination

a merchantman.a man-of-war.

Personnoun

(in a compound noun or noun phrase) Someone who likes or has an affinity for (a specified thing).

Jack's always been a dog person, but I prefer cats.

Mannoun

often Man(Slang) A person or group felt to be in a position of power or authority. Used with the

"Their writing mainly concerns the street life—the pimp, the junky, the forces of drug addiction, exploitation at the hands of 'the man'" (Black World).

Personnoun

The physical body of a being seen as distinct from the mind, character, etc.

Manverb

To supply with men, as for defense or service

man a ship.

Personnoun

(law) Any individual or formal organization with standing before the courts.

At common law a corporation or a trust is legally a person.

Manverb

To take stations at, as to defend or operate

manned the guns.

Personnoun

(law) The human genitalia; specifically, the penis.

Manverb

To fortify or brace

manned himself for the battle ahead.

Personnoun

(grammar) A linguistic category used to distinguish between the speaker of an utterance and those to whom or about whom he is speaking. See grammatical person.

Maninterjunction

Used as an expletive to indicate intense feeling

Man! That was close.

Personnoun

(biology) A shoot or bud of a plant; a polyp or zooid of the compound Hydrozoa, Anthozoa, etc.; also, an individual, in the narrowest sense, among the higher animals.

Mannoun

An adult male human.

The show is especially popular with middle-aged men.

Personverb

To represent as a person; to personify; to impersonate.

Mannoun

(collective) All human males collectively: mankind.

Personverb

To man.

Mannoun

A human, a person of either gender, usually an adult. See usage notes.

every man for himself

Personnoun

a human being;

there was too much for one person to do

Mannoun

(collective) All humans collectively: mankind, humankind, humanity. Sometimes capitalized as Man.

Personnoun

a person's body (usually including their clothing);

a weapon was hidden on his person

Mannoun

A member of the genus Homo, especially of the species Homo sapiens.

Personnoun

a grammatical category of pronouns and verb forms;

stop talking about yourself in the third person

Mannoun

(obsolete) A sentient being, whether human or supernatural.

Mannoun

An adult male who has, to an eminent degree, qualities considered masculine, such as strength, integrity, and devotion to family; a mensch.

Mannoun

Manliness; the quality or state of being manly.

Mannoun

A husband.

Mannoun

A lover; a boyfriend.

Mannoun

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.

Some people prefer apple pie, but me, I’m a cherry pie man.

Mannoun

A person, usually male, who has duties or skills associated with a specified thing. Used as the last element of a compound.

I wanted to be a guitar man on a road tour, but instead I’m a flag man on a road crew.

Mannoun

A person, usually male, who can fulfill one's requirements with regard to a specified matter.

Mannoun

A male who belongs to a particular group: an employee, a student or alumnus, a representative, etc.

Mannoun

An adult male servant.

Mannoun

(historical) A vassal. A subject.

all the king's men

Mannoun

A piece or token used in board games such as chess.

Mannoun

Used to refer to oneself or one's group: I, we; construed in the third person.

Mannoun

A term of familiar address often implying on the part of the speaker some degree of authority, impatience, or haste.

Come on, man, we've got no time to lose!

Mannoun

A friendly term of address usually reserved for other adult males.

Hey, man, how's it goin'?

Mannoun

(sports) A player on whom another is playing, with the intent of limiting their attacking impact.

Maninterjection

Used to place emphasis upon something or someone; sometimes, but not always, when actually addressing a man.

Man, that was a great catch!

Manverb

(transitive) To supply (something) with staff or crew (of either sex).

The ship was manned with a small crew.

Manverb

(transitive) To take up position in order to operate (something).

Man the machine guns!

Manverb

To brace (oneself), to fortify or steel (oneself) in a manly way. Compare man up.

Manverb

To wait on, attend to or escort.

Manverb

To accustom (a raptor or other type of bird) to the presence of people.

Mannoun

an adult male person (as opposed to a woman);

there were two women and six men on the bus

Mannoun

someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force;

two men stood sentry duty

Mannoun

the generic use of the word to refer to any human being;

it was every man for himself

Mannoun

all of the inhabitants of the earth;

all the world loves a lovershe always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women

Mannoun

any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae

Mannoun

a male subordinate;

the chief stationed two men outside the buildinghe awaited word from his man in Havana

Mannoun

an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent);

the army will make a man of you

Mannoun

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

Mannoun

a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer;

Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man

Mannoun

one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea

Mannoun

game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games;

he taught me to set up the men on the chess boardhe sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage

Manverb

take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place;

Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning

Manverb

provide with men;

We cannot man all the desks