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

  • n. Scots Man.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the former currency of Japan until 1870, before the yen
  • n. a colloquial pronunciation of man in places such as Jamaica and Shropshire in England.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The badge of a family, esp. of a family of the ancient feudal nobility. The most frequent form of the mon is circular, and it commonly consists of conventionalized forms from nature, flowers, birds, insects, the lightnings, the waves of the sea, or of geometrical symbolic figures; color is only a secondary character. It appears on lacquer and pottery, and embroidered on, or woven in, fabrics. The imperial chrysanthemum, the mon of the reigning family, is used as a national emblem. Formerly the mon of the shoguns of the Tokugawa family was so used.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as moun.
  • n. An obsolete form of moan.
  • n. A dialectal (especially Scotch) form of man. See man, and compare mun.
  • n. A personal crest, badge, or cognizance used in Japan and introduced into decoration of all sorts. For examples, see kikumon and kirimon.
  • n. See mono-.
  • n. A Japanese money of account, the ten thousandth part of a silver yen, equal to 50 cents.
  • n. A Corean coin, the hundredth of a Japanese tempo, equivalent to one tenth of a cent.
  • n. An abbreviation
  • n. of monastery;
  • n. of monetary;
  • n. of Monday.

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

  • n. the Mon-Khmer language spoken by the Mon
  • n. a member of a Buddhist people living in Myanmar and adjacent parts of Thailand
  • n. the second day of the week; the first working day


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