- 1to work at a place or be in charge of a place or a machine; to supply people to work somewhere synonym crew, staff
- 2 Soldiers manned barricades around the city. The telephones are manned 24 hours a day by volunteers.
NAmE//mæn//man somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they man
he / she / it mans
past simple manned
-ing form manning