Definition of mane noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//meɪn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//meɪn//
    Parts of animals
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  1. 1the long hair on the neck of a horse or a lion See related entries: Parts of animals
  2. 2(informal or literary) a person’s long or thick hair She tossed back her mane of chestnut hair.
  3. Word OriginOld English manu, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch manen.Extra examples She shook her mane of auburn hair. She spent ages braiding her horse’s mane. The horse tossed its flowing mane behind it. The horse’s mane streamed in the wind.
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