• IPA: /mænˈkaɪnd/

mankind (uncountable)

  1. The human race in its entirety.
  2. Men collectively, as opposed to all women.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Leviticus 18:22 ↗:
      Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314 ↗, page 0029 ↗:
      “[...] it is not fair of you to bring against mankind double weapons ! Dangerous enough you are as woman alone, without bringing to your aid those gifts of mind suited to problems which men have been accustomed to arrogate to themselves.”
  3. (obsolete) Human feelings; humanity.
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  1. (quranic) The 114th sura (chapter) of the Quran

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