Definition of mankind in English:

mankind

Syllabification: man·kind

noun

1 /ˌmanˈkīnd/ Human beings considered collectively; the human race: research for the benefit of all mankind
More example sentences
  • Arms races have dogged mankind from the dawn of history, and history seems bound to repeat itself.
  • It is often acknowledged that the history of mankind is written by its victors.
  • Had he been listened to, the history of mankind might have been different.
Synonyms
2 /ˈmanˌkīnd/ archaic Men, as distinct from women.

Usage

On the use of mankind versus that of humankind or the human race, see man (usage).

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