From Middle English men, from Old English menn (“men, people, human beings collectively”), From Proto-Germanic *manniz, nominative plural of Proto-Germanic *mann- (“human; man”). Cognate with German Männer (“men”), Danish mænd (“men”), Swedish män (“men”). More at man.
A group of men
- plural of man
- This new-comer was a man who in any company would have seemed striking. […] Indeed, all his features were in large mold, like the man himself, as though he had come from a day when skin garments made the proper garb of men.
- (collective) (The) people, humanity.
- (collective, military) enlisted personnel (as opposed to commissioned officers).