[man-lee] /ˈmæn li/
adjective, manlier, manliest.
having qualities traditionally ascribed to , as strength or bravery.
pertaining to or suitable for males:
Archaic. in a manly manner.
adjective -lier, -liest
possessing qualities, such as vigour or courage, generally regarded as appropriate to or typical of a man; masculine
characteristic of or befitting a man: a manly sport
c.1200, “human; characteristic of human beings,” from man (n.) + -ly (1). Sense of “possessing virtues proper to a male person” (resoluteness, steadfastness, reliability) is from early 13c. Meaning “masculine” is attested from late 14c. Old English had werlic “male, masculine, manly.”
[man-meyd] /ˈmænˈmeɪd/ adjective 1. produced, formed, or made by humans. 2. produced artificially; not resulting from natural processes. 3. Textiles. adjective 1. made or produced by man; artificial adj. also man-made, c.1718, from man (n.) + made. In early use typically of institutions, etc., and opposed to what is natural or god-made. Of fibers, foodstuffs, […]
[man-meyd] /ˈmænˈmeɪd/ adjective 1. produced, formed, or made by humans. 2. produced artificially; not resulting from natural processes. 3. Textiles. adjective 1. made or produced by man; artificial
verb 1. (sport, Brit) (transitive) to stay close to (a specific opponent) to hamper his or her play
noun 1. (informal) a man who is very tall and heavily built