Definition of mane in English:

mane

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Pronunciation: /meɪn
 
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noun

  • 1A growth of long hair on the neck of a horse, lion, or other mammal: the horse was rushing about in the field, tossing its mane
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    • Male lions develop thick woolly manes on the neck and shoulders, signifying maturity.
    • Most species have a mane on the neck and a lock of hair on the forepart of the head known as a forelock.
    • A lion with a majestic mane has long been a trophy coveted by big game hunters in Africa.
  • 1.1A person’s long flowing hair: he had a mane of white hair
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    • She was a lovely, motherly old lady with a mane of white hair wound into a compact bun.
    • It was particularly agonising for Michael, who had spent months growing his flowing mane.
    • The man was a giant, with a large flowing mane of jet black hair and a beard to match.

Derivatives

maned

adjective
[in combination]: a black-maned lion

maneless

adjective
More example sentences
  • In 1898 a pair of maneless male lions purportedly killed and ate some 135 people during a nine-month rampage near Kenya's Tsavo River.
  • We will never know why these talented artists chose to portray these particular scenes or how they got so close to the maneless, pride-dwelling lions.
  • His team helped gather research data on the maneless lions of Tsavo National Park in Kenya.

Origin

Old English manu, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch manen.

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