American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A man short in stature.
- n. A mannequin.
- n. An anatomical model of the human body for use in teaching.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A little man; a dwarf; a pygmy.
- n. A model of the human body, used for showing the structure, form, and position of the various organs, limbs, muscles, etc., or adapted and used for practising bandaging or for performing certain obstetrical operations, as delivery with the forceps.
- n. An artists' model of the human figure. See lay-figure and manequin.
- n. A non-oscine passerine bird of the subfamily Piprinæ. Manikins are generally small, thick-set, and of brilliant plumage; with few exceptions, they are natives of the hottest parts of America. They feed on vegetable and animal substances, and are lively and active in their movements. The bearded manikin, Manacus manacus, is black, with the breast, neck, and tuft of feathers on the chin white. The species are numerous, and the sexes are diverse in color and often in form, the males of many having curiously shaped wings or tail. The name sometimes extends to all the Pipridœ, and to some members of the related family Cotingidœ. See cut under
Manacus. [In this sense usually manakin, conformably with the New Latin Manacus.]
- Like a manikin; artificial.
- n. alternative spelling of mannequin.
- n. a short person
- n. a life-size anatomical model used as a teaching aid
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A little man; a dwarf; a pygmy; a manakin.
- n. A model of the human body, made of papier-mache or other material, commonly in detachable pieces, for exhibiting the different parts and organs, their relative position, etc.
- n. A mannequin.
- n. a woman who wears clothes to display fashions
- n. a person who is very small but who is not otherwise deformed or abnormal
- n. a life-size dummy used to display clothes
- Dutch mannekijn, from Middle Dutch, diminutive of man, man; see man-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I'd always wondered if there was a term for this kind of thing, and it turns out there is: 'manikin'.”
“So I felt sorry for her, people passing her on the sidewalk like she was a manikin who needed a life but all she got was stillness, which is a form of nothing.”
“Then it is something that you can also keep around after Halloween, this is something that every gamer would love to have set up in his theater room, you could order a cheap manikin and put the master chief costume on it for display all year round.”
“He walked like a manikin, living high and talking big.”
“Joanna at the wonderful Morbid Anatomy blog posted this exquisite ivory anatomical manikin, circa 1500-1700.”
“At times a manikin of light, at times in the shape of the mundane salamander that bore the same name, this was the eyes and ears of the mage who had conjured it.”
“Had the clumsy wheel-chair, heavy with its own momentum, sailed into space like one of those ridiculous flying contraptions in a James Bond film, the little manikin secure among his gadgets, ready to pull the lever and sport wings?”
“One other oddity: Maddie wasn't stuck in her usual manikin mode.”
“If your clothes say who you are, you're a manikin.”
“Makes you wonder if there is a presidential manikin kept around for photo ops”
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