men

men plural of MAN (Cf. man) (n.). To separate the men from the boys in a figurative sense is from 1943; earliest uses tend to credit it to U.S. aviators in World War II.
One of the most expressive G.I. terms to come out of the late strife was "that's where they separate the men from the boys" -- so stated by American aviators leaning from their cockpits to observe a beach-landing under fire on some Pacific island far below. ["Arts Magazine," 1947]

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  • men — men·acme; men·a·di·one; men·ar·che; men·as·pis; men·da·cious; men·da·cious·ly; men·da·cious·ness; men·dac·i·ty; men·de; men·de·lé·eff s; men·de·le·vi·um; men·de·lian·ism; men·de·lian·ist; men·del·ism; men·del·ize; men·del s; men·de·lye·ev·ite;… …   English syllables

  • Men — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. {{{image}}}   Sigles d une seule lettre   Sigles de deux lettres > Sigles de trois lettres …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Men — hat folgende Bedeutungen: eine phrygische Gottheit, siehe Men (Gott) japanisches Wort für den Kopfschutz der Kendō Rüstung: Men (Kendō) Name des Sterns Alpha Lupi Originaltitel des US amerikanischen Filmdramas Männer sind zum Küssen da aus dem… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • men — /men/, n. pl. of man. * * * (as used in expressions) Young Men s Christian Association Angry Young Men Chamberlain s Men Lord Chamberlain s Men International Working Men s Association Lung men caves * * * ▪ Anatolian god       moon god worshiped… …   Universalium

  • Men — puede referirse a: Men, nombre de la estrella Alfa Lupi (α Lup). Men palabra inglesa que significa varón. Men, nombre de una diosa frigia. Men, en japonés, designa a la parte de la armadura que cubre la cabeza en el Kendō, así como a uno de los… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Men — Men, pron. [OE. me, men. Not the plural of man, but a weakened form of the word man itself. Skeat.] A man; one; used with a verb in the singular, and corresponding to the present indefinite one or they. [Obs.] Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] Men… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • MEN — iniciales de Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (Neoplasias endocrinas múltiples). Es un síndrome neoplásico de carácter hereditario que predispone al desarrollo de tumores benignos o malignos de tipo endocrino. Se conocen dos tipos: MEN tipo 1 en el… …   Diccionario médico

  • men-3 —     men 3     English meaning: to think, mind; spiritual activity     Deutsche Übersetzung: “denken, geistig erregt sein”     Note: extended menǝ : mnü and mnē , menēi : menī     Material: O.Ind. mányatē “denkt”, Av. mainyeite ds., ap.… …   Proto-Indo-European etymological dictionary

  • men — /mɛn / (say men) plural noun 1. plural of man. –phrase 2. the men in white coats, Colloquial (humorous) the supposed employees of a mental institution who collect insane people for incarceration …   Australian English dictionary

  • men´ac|er — men|ace «MEHN ihs», noun, verb, aced, ac|ing. –n. something that threatens; threat: »In dry weather, forest fires are a great menace. A whispering menace that chilled brain and blood (Walter de la Mare). –v.t. to threaten: »Floods menaced the… …   Useful english dictionary

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