Manned
Man Man (m[a^]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Manned} (m[a^]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Manning}.] 1. To supply with men; to furnish with a sufficient force or complement of men, as for management, service, defense, or the like; to guard; as, to man a ship, boat, or fort. [1913 Webster]

See how the surly Warwick mans the wall ! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

They man their boats, and all their young men arm. --Waller. [1913 Webster]

2. To furnish with strength for action; to prepare for efficiency; to fortify. ``Theodosius having manned his soul with proper reflections.'' --Addison. [1913 Webster]

3. To tame, as a hawk. [R.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To furnish with a servant or servants. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. To wait on as a manservant. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Note: In ``Othello,'' V. ii. 270, the meaning is uncertain, being, perhaps: To point, to aim, or to manage. [1913 Webster]

{To man a yard} (Naut.), to send men upon a yard, as for furling or reefing a sail.

{To man the yards} (Naut.), to station men on the yards as a salute or mark of respect. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • manned — adj. 1. Having a crew; of vehicles; as, a manned earth satellite was considered a necessary research step; to minimize casualties, the military used cruise missiles rather than manned aircraft for the bombardment. Opposite of {unmanned}. [WordNet …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • manned — [ mænd ] adjective operated or controlled by people. Some people avoid using this word because they consider it offensive to women, and they use staffed or crewed instead: an outpost manned by Israeli troops a. a manned space vehicle or aircraft… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • manned — manned; un·manned; …   English syllables

  • manned — [mand] adj. having a human operator or crew on board or on site [a manned spacecraft] …   English World dictionary

  • manned — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having a human crew …   English terms dictionary

  • manned — adj. (of an aircraft, spacecraft, etc.) having a human crew. Etymology: past part. of MAN * * * manned «mand», adjective. Aeronautics. 1. occupied by one or more persons assigned to control flight: »a manned aircraft, a manned bomber. 2. occupied …   Useful english dictionary

  • manned — [[t]mæ̱nd[/t]] ADJ A manned vehicle such as a spacecraft has people in it who are operating its controls. → See also man In thirty years from now the United States should have a manned spacecraft on Mars. ...the history of manned flight.… …   English dictionary

  • manned — UK [mænd] / US adjective a) operated or controlled by people. Some people avoid using this word because they think it is offensive to women, and they use staffed or crewed instead an outpost manned by Israeli troops b) a manned space vehicle or… …   English dictionary

  • manned — [mænd] adj a manned vehicle or place has people working in or on it Ant: unmanned a manned space flight[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • manned — adjective Date: 1617 carrying or performed by a human being < manned spaceflight > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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