- An adult male human being.
- A male person associated with a specified activity.
- Human beings as a whole.
- A human being, a person.
Step 2: Looked up "woman" in my Chambers' 21st Century Dictionary. Found such definitions as:
- An adult human female.
- Women generally, the female sex.
- One's wife or girlfriend, etc.
Step 3: Looked up "man" in Wikipedia (here). (Yes, I realize Wikipedia ain't a dictionary, but I'm getting somewhere with this, believe me). Found various headings, such as "Etymology", "Age", "Biology and Sex", "Gender roles". But didn't find it there either! So I turned to ...
Step 4: Looked up "woman" in Wikipedia (here). Found various headings, such as "Etymology", "Biology and Sex", "Culture and gender roles", and "Legal rights of women historically" ... and I finally found it!
I finally found this heading: "Vulgar terms".
Why "vulgar terms" should be part of a dictionary or encyclopedia entry on "Woman" -- but not part of a corresponding entry on "Man" -- is something I cannot answer, but hey, forget the why, it's just gotta be there! I'm glad someone thought fit to put it in that Wikipedia entry!
Though you will have no doubt noticed, that heading is no longer there. Since I first saw it in the entry for "Woman", it's been moved to Misogyny and renamed "Misogyny in language", can you believe it.
Why did that happen? Well, partly because of this post on Scribble Pad.
Oh well. Back to the dictionaries and encyclopedias.