Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Informal Very large: a man-sized piece of pie.
  • adj. Calling for the strength traditionally attributed to a man: a man-sized job.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of a size suitable for a man; larger than normal
  • adj. That needs manly attributes, such as strength or endurance

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Calling for manly attributes.
  • adj. Large enough to satisfy a man.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. calling for the strength of a man
  • adj. very large; appropriate to the size of a man

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Even Frankenstein made only a man-sized monster, but we create our own giants.

    1000 Architects and Engineers

  • Anyone see the latest insanity of the NY boy facing suspension for playing with a LEGO man who had a LEGO man-sized plastic rifl

    Leave the political S*** somewhere else!!!

  • The employee of the month smiles from the wall, as silent as the man-sized Ronald standing sentry by the counter.

    SuperFloodManifesto « Squares of Wheat

  • I crouched over the man-sized dummy and put my lips to its latex mouth.

    Bidisha's thought for the day: First Aid

  • The newly elected mascot is the Rebel Black Bear, a cuddly man-sized bear who will wear a variety of costumes.

    Black bear replaces Colonel Reb

  • Eugene, take a look at a man-sized pair, it might make you straight.

    Think Progress » DeMint Appeases Beck On McCain, Threatens To Be His ‘Biggest Opponent’

  • Part of me, maybe a huge part, wanted to be her husband, wanted to father children with this sexy Swedish girl who knew how to leech the heat out of me, who knew sex as no one else knew sex on this planet, and who knew how to make me hunger for it like I was her little walking, talking man-sized puppet on a string.

    Lynda, The First

  • On ViewNet, he was a four-armed, man-sized cobra with a foot-long tongue, constantly tasting the air.

    Who Do You Say I Am

  • He found what he sought, a man-sized door, closed, its presence distinguishable only by a faint crack which marked its outline and a cursive geometrical design on its surface.

    Destiny Narrowly Avoided

  • If an Earthmaster wished to experience the sensation of being a wolf, he would have sent his spirit to share the body of a real wolf; he would never have tried to shape his own body into the form of a gigantic, man-sized wolf.

    red dust

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.