mankind
noun singular but singular or plural in construction Date: 13th century 1. the human race ; the totality of human beings 2. men especially as distinguished from women

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  • Mankind — Éditeur Cryo Interactive, puis O2 Online Entertainment Développeur Vibes Online Gaming, et depuis 2008 Quantex  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mankind — may refer to: The human species Mankind (play), a 15th century morality play Mankind (video game), a 1998 massively multiplayer online real time strategy game Mankind (album), an album by Factory 81 Mick Foley (born 1965), who used the gimmick… …   Wikipedia

  • Mankind — Man kind , a. Manlike; not womanly; masculine; bold; cruel. [Obs] [1913 Webster] Are women grown so mankind? Must they be wooing? Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] Be not too mankind against your wife. Chapman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mankind — (englisch: „Menschheit“) steht für: den Ringnamen des amerikanischen Profi Wrestler Mick Foley Mankind (Computerspiel), Computerspiel ein Drama der mittelenglischen Literatur, siehe Mankind (Drama) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung z …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • mankind — man kind , n. [AS. mancynn. See {Kin} kindred, {Kind}, n.] 1. The human race; man, taken collectively. [1913 Webster] The proper study of mankind is man. Pore. [1913 Webster] 2. Men, as distinguished from women; the male portion of human race.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mankind — index mortality Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • mankind — the human race, c.1300, earlier man kende (early 13c.), from MAN (Cf. man) (n.) + KIND (Cf. kind) (n.). Replaced O.E. mancynn human race. Also used occasionally in Middle English for male persons (late 14c.), but otherwise preserving the original …   Etymology dictionary

  • mankind — is pronounced with the stress on the second syllable when the meaning is ‘the human species’ and with the stress on the first syllable in the less usual sense ‘male people, as distinct from female’. In the first meaning, humankind is now often… …   Modern English usage

  • mankind — ► NOUN ▪ human beings collectively; the human race …   English terms dictionary

  • mankind — [man′kīnd΄; ] for 1, also [ man kīnd′] n. [altered (by assoc. with KIND < mankin < OE mancynn < man, MAN, + cynn, KIN] 1. all human beings; the human race 2. all human males; the male sex …   English World dictionary

  • Mankind — (ca. 1465)    With the exception of EVERYMAN,Mankind is probably the best known and most often studied late medieval MORALITY PLAY. A verse drama in 914 lines, Mankind is written in the East Midland dialect of MIDDLE ENGLISH, and is known to have …   Encyclopedia of medieval literature

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