man-made [man-meyd] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for man-made on adjective

  1. produced, formed, or made by humans.
  2. produced artificially; not resulting from natural processes.
  3. Textiles.
    1. (of a fiber) manufactured synthetically from a cellulosic or noncellulosic base; produced chemically.
    2. (of a fabric or garment) constructed of synthetically made fibers.

Origin of man-made First recorded in 1710–20 Related Words for man-made synthetic, unnatural, counterfeit, ersatz, factitious, manufactured, plastic, false Examples from the Web for man-made Contemporary Examples of man-made

  • A report says a man-made womb could be reality within 30 years.

    The Artificial Womb Will Change Feminism Forever

    Samantha Allen

    August 12, 2014

  • Man-made genetics might allow for material appellations like stronger spider silk.

    Synthetic DNA: The New Drug Makers?

    Elizabeth Lopatto

    May 18, 2014

  • But a man-made code that is inharmonious with the moral law is an unjust law.

    Alex Haley’s 1965 Playboy Interview with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Alex Haley

    January 19, 2014

  • A man-made code that squares with the moral law, or the law of God, is a just law.

    Alex Haley’s 1965 Playboy Interview with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Alex Haley

    January 19, 2014

  • Nina Strochlic on the man-made inferno that locals have dubbed the “Door to Hell.”

    A Fiery Pit Rages in the Turkmenistan Desert

    Nina Strochlic

    August 1, 2013

  • Historical Examples of man-made

  • You are right in your idea that this whole affair is man-made and not an accident of nature.

    The Solar Magnet

    Sterner St. Paul Meek

  • If it be man-made, and I’ll bet my bottom dollar that it is, we will also have to destroy it.

    The Solar Magnet

    Sterner St. Paul Meek

  • These rays are man-made and, as such, can be accounted for by man.

    Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930


  • Of what use are man-made laws with only man-made penalties, or none at all?

    Pygmalion’s Spectacles

    Stanley Grauman Weinbaum

  • Those names are man-made, and creeds of those churches are man-made, too.

    Evening Round Up

    William Crosbie Hunter

  • British Dictionary definitions for man-made man-made adjective

    1. made or produced by man; artificial

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