Hypertext Webster Gateway: "mankind"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Mankind \Man`kind"\, n. [AS. mancynn. See {Kin} kindred, {Kind},
1. The human race; man, taken collectively.

The proper study of mankind is man. --Pore.

2. Men, as distinguished from women; the male portion of
human race. --Lev. xviii. 22.

3. Human feelings; humanity. [Obs] --B. Jonson.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Mankind \Man"kind`\, a.
Manlike; not womanly; masculine; bold; cruel. [Obs]

Are women grown so mankind? Must they be wooing?
--Beau. & Fl.

Be not too mankind against your wife. --Chapman.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n : all of the inhabitants of the earth; "all the world loves a
lover" [syn: {world}, {human race}, {humanity}, {humankind},
{human beings}, {humans}, {man}]

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