Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The long hair along the top and sides of the neck of certain mammals, such as a horse or a male lion.
  • noun A long thick growth of hair on a person's head.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The long hair growing on the neck and neighboring parts of some animals, as the horse, lion, etc., as distinguished from the shorter hair elsewhere.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The long and heavy hair growing on the upper side of, or about, the neck of some quadrupedal animals, as the horse, the lion, etc. See Illust. of horse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Longer hair growth on back of neck of an animal, especially a horse or lion
  • noun Long or thick hair of a person's head.

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

  • noun long coarse hair growing from the crest of the animal's neck
  • noun growth of hair covering the scalp of a human being

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old English manu.]

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From Middle English, from Old English manu ("mane"), from Proto-Germanic *manō (“mane”), from Proto-Indo-European *mony-, *mon- (“neck”). Cognate with Dutch maan ("mane"), German Mähne ("mane"), Swedish man ("horse's mane").

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  • Ss in, "Hey mane, spare some air"?

    April 20, 2009