own man significado, own man definición | diccionario de inglés definición



  ( men    plural)   ( mans    3rd person present)   ( manning    present participle)   ( manned    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A man is an adult male human being.  
He had not expected the young man to reappear before evening..., I have always regarded him as a man of integrity., ...the thousands of men, women and children who are facing starvation.     
2       n-var   Man and men are sometimes used to refer to all human beings, including both males and females. Some people dislike this use.  
The chick initially has no fear of man...     
3       n-count   If you say that a man is, for example, a gambling man or an outdoors man, you mean that he likes gambling or outdoor activities.  
supp N  
Are you a gambling man, Mr Graham?...     
4       n-count   If you say that a man is, for example, a London man or an Oxford man, you mean that he comes from London or Oxford, or went to university there.  
n-proper N  
...as the Stockport man collected his winnings...     
5       n-count   If you refer to a particular company's or organization's man, you mean a man who works for or represents that company or organization.     (JOURNALISM)   poss N  
...the Daily Telegraph's man in Abu Dhabi.     
6       n-sing   Some people refer to a woman's husband, lover, or boyfriend as her man.  
INFORMAL   poss N  
...if they see your man cuddle you in the kitchen or living room.     
7       n-voc   In very informal social situations, man is sometimes used as a greeting or form of address to a man.,   (formulae)    Hey wow, man! Where d'you get those boots?     
8       verb   If you man something such as a place or machine, you operate it or are in charge of it.  
...the person manning the phone at the complaints department...      V n  
The station is seldom manned in the evening.      V n  
    ladies' man  
    no-man's land  
10    If you say that a man is man enough to do something, you mean that he has the necessary courage or ability to do it.  
man enough to/for      phrase   v-link PHR  
I told him that he should be man enough to admit he had done wrong...     
11    If you describe a man as a man's man, you mean that he has qualities which make him popular with other men rather than with women.  
a man's man      phrase   v-link PHR  
12    If you say that a man is his own man, you approve of the fact that he makes his decisions and his plans himself, and does not depend on other people.  
own man             phrase   V inflects     (approval)    Be your own man. Make up your own mind...     
13    If you say that a group of men are, do, or think something to a man, you are emphasizing that every one of them is, does, or thinks that thing.  
to a man      phrase   PHR with v     (emphasis)    To a man, the surveyors blamed the government...     
14    A man-to-man conversation or meeting takes place between two men, especially two men who meet to discuss a serious personal matter.  
man to man      phrase   PHR n, PHR after v  
He called me to his office for a man-to-man talk..., Me and Ben should sort this out man to man.     
    the man in the street  
    man of the world  
Traducción diccionario Collins Ingles - Cobuild  


1    individual, particular, personal, private  
2    on one's own      alone, by oneself, by one's own efforts, independently, isolated, left to one's own devices, off one's own bat, on one's tod     (Brit. slang)   singly, (standing) on one's own two feet, unaided, unassisted, under one's own steam  
3    hold one's own      compete, keep going, keep one's end up, keep one's head above water, maintain one's position  
4    be in possession of, be responsible for, enjoy, have, hold, keep, possess, retain  
5    own up (to)      admit, come clean (about), come out of the closet     (informal)   confess, cough     (slang)   'fess up     (U.S.)   make a clean breast of, tell the truth (about)  
6    acknowledge, admit, allow, allow to be valid, avow, concede, confess, disclose, go along with, grant, recognize  

Traducción diccionario Collins Ingles - Sinonimos  

Consulte también:

own, own up, own brand, own goal

Diccionario colaborativo     Inglés Cobuild
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
someone who is providing advice and support for his mate when it comes to potential relationships/partners
to face a situation courageously
be a man
older woman having a relation with a younger man
sigle of "Air Launched Cruise Missile" that can find his target electronically by his own means at a long distance according to a memorized map of the landscape he has to pass over
can also be launched from the soil or the sea. they can be reprogrammed or destroyed during the fly by the "sender"
The choice of web suicide or deletion of interactions for one’s own amounts to web death with regard to ones internet life.
money that is paid because someone suffered from a loss of what they own (such as injury)
When you are responsible for someone's serious injury, I think you should pay compensation to that person.
money paid to someone because they have suffered injury or loss, or because they own has been damaged
[US] She received compensation from the government for the damage caused to her property.
when a person kills someone then takes their own life it is referred to as a murder suicide
expression used to point out that one will eventually face the consequences of his own actions
a younger man involved in a relationship with an older woman
= the target of a "cougar"
handsome young man kept by a much older woman for the purpose of sexual favors and/or as a companion.
British slang
not to be able to act like a man, be a pussy
Someone (usually a young man) who tries unsuccessfully to be funny by making lame jokes and doing stupid things
US English, colloquial
a man of good breeding, well-behaved, courteous, polite who behaves like a gentleman
a person, generally a man, dedicated to improving his skills in attracting and seducing the other sex
Other spelling : Pickup artist The use of "pick up" in this context comes from American slang and means becoming acquainted with, esp. with a view to having sexual relations
A social club started at Port Royal by Samuel de Champlain to help pass the long and cold winter nights. Each person took turns being host for an evening and serving his fellow man.
Marriage between a man of royal or noble birth and his concubine, or a woman greatly his inferior, with the stipulation that wife and children have no claims to his titles or possessions or dignity. The concept is now limited to royal marriages. Syn. Morganatic marriage or marriage of the left hand.
[Hist.] So-called, because at the nuptial ceremony the husband gives his left hand to the bride, rather than his right, when saying, “I take thee for my wedded wife.”


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