Sir James ("the Black Douglas") 1286–1330, Scottish military leader.
James, 2nd Earl of, 1358?–88, Scottish military leader.
Kirk (Issur Danielovitch Demsky) born 1916, U.S. actor.
Lloyd C(assel) [kas-uhl] , 1877–1951, U.S. novelist and clergyman.
Michael, born 1944, U.S. actor and producer (son of Kirk Douglas).
Stephen A(rnold) 1813–61, U.S. political leader and statesman.
William O(rville) [awr-vil] , 1898–1980, Associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1939–75.
a city on and the capital of the Isle of Man: resort.
a city in SE Arizona.
a town in central Georgia.
a male given name: from a Scottish word meaning “black water.” Unabridged


an island of the British Isles, in the Irish Sea. 227 sq. mi. (588 sq. km). Capital: Douglas. Unabridged
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Douglas1 (ˈdʌɡləs)
a town and resort on the Isle of Man, capital of the island, on the E coast. Pop: 25 347 (2001)

Douglas2 (ˈdʌɡləs)
1.  C(lifford) H(ugh). 1879--1952, British economist, who originated the theory of social credit
2.  Gavin. ?1474--1522, Scottish poet, the first British translator of the Aeneid
3.  Keith (Castellain). 1920--44, British poet, noted for his poems of World War II: killed in action
4.  Michael K(irk). born 1944, US film actor; his films include Romancing the Stone (1984), Wall Street (1987), Basic Instinct (1992), and Wonder Boys (2000)
5.  (George) Norman. 1868--1952, British writer, esp of books on southern Italy such as South Wind (1917)
6.  Tommy, full name Thomas Clement Douglas (1904--86). Canadian statesman: premier of Saskatchewan 1944--61

man (mæn)
n , pl men
1.  an adult male human being, as distinguished from a woman
2.  (modifier) male; masculine: a man child
3.  archaic a human being regardless of sex or age, considered as a representative of mankind; a person
4.  (sometimes capital) human beings collectively; mankind: the development of man
5.  Also called: modern man
 a.  a member of any of the living races of Homo sapiens, characterized by erect bipedal posture, a highly developed brain, and powers of articulate speech, abstract reasoning, and imagination
 b.  any extinct member of the species Homo sapiens, such as Cro-Magnon man
6.  a member of any of the extinct species of the genus Homo, such as Java man, Heidelberg man, and Solo man
7.  an adult male human being with qualities associated with the male, such as courage or virility: be a man
8.  manly qualities or virtues: the man in him was outraged
9.  a.  a subordinate, servant, or employee contrasted with an employer or manager
 b.  (in combination): the number of man-days required to complete a job
10.  (usually plural) a member of the armed forces who does not hold commissioned, warrant, or noncommissioned rank (as in the phrase officers and men)
11.  a member of a group, team, etc
12.  a husband, boyfriend, etc: man and wife
13.  an expression used parenthetically to indicate an informal relationship between speaker and hearer
14.  a movable piece in various games, such as draughts
15.  slang (South African) any person: used as a term of address
16.  a vassal of a feudal lord
17.  as one man with unanimous action or response
18.  be one's own man to be independent or free
19.  he's your man he's the person needed (for a particular task, role, job, etc)
20.  man and boy from childhood
21.  sort out the men from the boys, separate the men from the boys to separate the experienced from the inexperienced
22.  to a man
 a.  unanimously
 b.  without exception: they were slaughtered to a man
23.  informal an exclamation or expletive, often indicating surprise or pleasure
vb , men, mans, manning, manned
24.  to provide with sufficient people for operation, defence, etc: to man the phones
25.  to take one's place at or near in readiness for action
26.  falconry to induce (a hawk or falcon) to endure the presence of and handling by man, esp strangers
[Old English mann; related to Old Frisian man, Old High German man, Dutch man, Icelandic mathr]
usage  The use of man to mean human beings in general is often considered sexist. Gender-neutral alternatives include human beings, people and humankind. The verb to man can also often be replaced by to staff, to operate and related words

Man1 (mæn)
1.  Black slang a White man or White men collectively, esp when in authority, in the police, or held in contempt
2.  slang a drug peddler

Man2 (mæn)
Isle of Man an island in the British Isles, in the Irish Sea between Cumbria and Northern Ireland: a UK Crown Dependency (but not part of the United Kingdom), with its own ancient parliament, the Court of Tynwald; a dependency of Norway until 1266, when for a time it came under Scottish rule; its own language, Manx, became extinct in the 19th century but has been revived to some extent. Capital: Douglas. Pop: 75 000 (2003 est). Area: 588 sq km (227 sq miles)

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Word Origin & History

O.E. man, mann "human being, person," from P.Gmc. *manwaz (cf. O.S., O.H.G. man, Ger. Mann, O.N. maðr, Goth. manna "man"), from PIE base *man- (cf. Skt. manuh, Avestan manu-, O.C.S. mozi, Rus. muzh "man, male"). Sometimes connected to root *men- "to think" (see mind),
which would make the ground sense of man "one who has intelligence," but not all linguists accept this. Plural men (Ger. Männer) shows effects of i-mutation. Sense of "adult male" is late (c.1000); O.E. used wer and wif to distinguish the sexes, but wer began to disappear late 13c. and was replaced by man. Universal sense of the word remains in mankind and manslaughter. Similarly, L. had homo "human being" and vir "adult male human being," but they merged in V.L., with homo extended to both senses. A like evolution took place in Slavic languages, and in some of them the word has narrowed to mean "husband." PIE had two stems: *uiHro "freeman" (cf. Skt. vira-, Lith. vyras, L. vir, O.Ir. fer, Goth. wair) and *hner "man," a title more of honor than *uiHro (cf. Skt. nar-, Armenian ayr, Welsh ner, Gk. aner). The chess pieces so called from c.1400. As an interjection of surprise or emphasis, first recorded c.1400, but especially popular from early 20c. Man-about-town is from 1734; the Man "the boss" is from 1918. Men's Liberation first attested 1970.
"At the kinges court, my brother, Ech man for himself." [Chaucer, "Knight's Tale," c.1386]

early 12c., "to furnish (a fort, ship, etc.) with a company of men," from man (n.). Meaning "to take up a designated position on a ship" is first recorded 1690s. Related: Manned.

family name, later male personal name, from Gael. Dubh glas "the dark water," name of a place in Lanarkshire. Douglas fir named for David Douglas (1798-1834), Scottish botanist who first recorded it in Pacific Northwest, 1825. Douglas scheme, Douglas plan, Douglassite, etc. refer to "social credit" economic
model put forth by British engineer Maj. Clifford Hugh Douglas (1879-1952).
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Computing Dictionary

DOUGLAS definition

An early system on the IBM 701.
[Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)].

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
  1. Metropolitan Area Network

  2. Ringway International Airport (Manchester, England)

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Man definition

(1.) Heb. 'Adam, used as the proper name of the first man. The name is derived from a word meaning "to be red," and thus the first man was called Adam because he was formed from the red earth. It is also the generic name of the human race (Gen. 1:26, 27; 5:2; 8:21; Deut. 8:3). Its equivalents are the Latin homo and the Greek anthropos (Matt. 5:13, 16). It denotes also man in opposition to woman (Gen. 3:12; Matt. 19:10). (2.) Heb. 'ish, like the Latin vir and Greek aner, denotes properly a man in opposition to a woman (1 Sam. 17:33; Matt. 14:21); a husband (Gen. 3:16; Hos. 2:16); man with reference to excellent mental qualities. (3.) Heb. 'enosh, man as mortal, transient, perishable (2 Chr. 14:11; Isa. 8:1; Job 15:14; Ps. 8:4; 9:19, 20; 103:15). It is applied to women (Josh. 8:25). (4.) Heb. geber, man with reference to his strength, as distinguished from women (Deut. 22:5) and from children (Ex. 12:37); a husband (Prov. 6:34). (5.) Heb. methim, men as mortal (Isa. 41:14), and as opposed to women and children (Deut. 3:6; Job 11:3; Isa. 3:25). Man was created by the immediate hand of God, and is generically different from all other creatures (Gen. 1:26, 27; 2:7). His complex nature is composed of two elements, two distinct substances, viz., body and soul (Gen. 2:7; Eccl. 12:7; 2 Cor. 5:1-8). The words translated "spirit" and "soul," in 1 Thess. 5:23, Heb. 4:12, are habitually used interchangeably (Matt. 10:28; 16:26; 1 Pet. 1:22). The "spirit" (Gr. pneuma) is the soul as rational; the "soul" (Gr. psuche) is the same, considered as the animating and vital principle of the body. Man was created in the likeness of God as to the perfection of his nature, in knowledge (Col. 3:10), righteousness, and holiness (Eph. 4:24), and as having dominion over all the inferior creatures (Gen. 1:28). He had in his original state God's law written on his heart, and had power to obey it, and yet was capable of disobeying, being left to the freedom of his own will. He was created with holy dispositions, prompting him to holy actions; but he was fallible, and did fall from his integrity (3:1-6). (See FALL.)

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municipal borough and capital, since 1869, of the Isle of Man, one of the British Isles. It lies on the island's east coast, 80 mi (130 km) northwest of Liverpool (across the Irish Sea). Low hills encircle the town, penetrated by the valley of the combined Dhoo (Manx, "dark") and Glass (Manx, "light") rivers, from which it takes its name.

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