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(Greek: man, mankind; human beings; including, males (man, men; boy, boys) and females (woman, women; girl, girls); all members of the human race; people, humanity)
(Latin: human beings, mankind; literally, "man, men"; however, it now also includes, "woman, women" or all of humanity)
(the bearded races of mankind have commonly held the beard in high honor)
(Utilizing nature in the present and in the future with engineering designs)
(Modern Latin: named for the Greek god Prometheus, who stole fire from heaven [the sun] for mankind; radioactive metal rare earth)
(diseases spread as mankind congregated into a squalor of cities)
Word Entries containing the term: “mankind
Biomimetics: Designs by Nature, Imitated and Developed by and for Mankind

Utilizing nature in the present and in the future with engineering designs with biomimetics or biomimesis; that is, mimicking nature with technology.

Don't confuse this field of science with a similar term known as biometrics.

First or top position, King of the gods and ruler of mankind.
Greek: Zeus
Latin: Jupiter (Jove)

Symbols: Eagle, thunderbolts, and oak.

This entry is located in the following unit: gods and goddesses of the Olympic Council (page 1)
Word Entries at Get Words: “mankind
man, mankind, humankind
1. All humans considered as a single group.

Some people avoid using this word because they think it is offensive to women, and they use humankind instead.

2. A human regardless of sex or age; a person or an adult male human belonging to a specific occupation, group, nationality, or other category.
3. The human race; mankind; for example, man's quest for peace or the human race as a whole is constantly striving for peace.

Traditionally, many writers have used man and words derived from it to indicate any or all of the human race regardless of sex.

In fact, man is one of the oldest words in English and this is also the oldest use of the word. In Old English, the principal sense of man was "a human" or "human being", and the words wer (related to Latin vir) and wyf, or wæpman and wifman, were used to refer to "a male human" and "a female human" respectively.

The wer term is used today in the word werewolf.

Late in Middle English, man replaced wer as the term for "a male human"; while wyfman (which evolved into present-day woman) has been used to indicate "a female human".

Regardless of these changes, man and mankind have continued to be used in their original senses of "a human" and "a human being".

—Compiled from information located in
The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition;
Houghton Mifflin Company; Boston, New York; 2006; page 1061; and
Webster's Word Histories, Merriam-Webster, Inc., Publishers;
Springfield, Massachusetts; 1989; page 290.