Definitions

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

  • adj. Resembling a human.
  • adj. Belonging to or befitting a man. See Synonyms at male.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or characteristic of grown men, as opposed to women or children; macho, mannish, virile.
  • adj. Of or relating to a human being; anthropoid, anthropomorphous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like man, or like a man, in form or nature; having the qualities of a man, esp. the nobler qualities; manly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling man in form or nature.
  • Having the qualities proper or becoming to a man, as distinguished from a woman; masculine; manly.

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

  • adj. resembling human beings
  • adj. possessing qualities befitting a man
  • adj. characteristic of a man

Etymologies

From man +‎ -like. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Ikeega was overcome with joy, but he received her demonstrations in manlike fashion, saying: Come, Ikeega, let us eat.

    The Story of Keesh

  • It is obvious that for those who call a manlike ghost Elohim, there could be no difficulty in conceiving any other Elohim under the same aspect.

    Evolution of Theology: an Anthropological Study

  • Only her reputation for "manlike" wisdom allowed her to remain a strong rallying point for the Castilians, which in turn gave her a measure of independence from her husband.

    Pastwatch, the Redemtion of Christopher Columbus

  • THE HUMAN BRAIN The suborder including all the remaining primates is Anthro-poidea (an'throh-poi'dee-uh; "manlike" G), and within this grouping are the monkeys, apes, and man himself.

    The Human Brain

  • Eventually, manlike creatures are fabricated by the thousands and sold widely by the Rossum Company as workers or soldiers.

    The English Is Coming!

  • And he has told us, too, and always has he told us, to be clean and strong and to walk upright and manlike.

    These Bones shall Rise Again - Essay by Jack London

  • At first she had looked in awe at the tiny white-satin slippers; but she had quickly understood the admiration which shone, manlike, in the eyes of the men.

    The Wife of a King

  • But there were also the Halflings-the races who are manlike but not descended of the same blood.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • It came to him with a shock, this sight of her so manlike in her saddle.

    Chapter XII

  • It was manlike, some six feet tall with hunched, hugely muscled shoulders and shambling walk.

    "The Morons" by Harl Vincent, part 1

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