- without the physical presence of people in control: an unmanned spacecraft.
- Falconry. (of a captured hawk) untrained for hunting with a master; unmade.
verb (used with object), un·manned, un·man·ning.
- to deprive of courage or fortitude; break down the manly spirit of: Constant conflict finally unmanned him.
- to deprive of virility; emasculate; castrate.
- lacking personnel or crewan unmanned ship
- (of aircraft, spacecraft, etc) operated by automatic or remote control
- falconry (of a hawk or falcon) not yet trained to accept humans
verb -mans, -manning or -manned (tr)
- to cause to lose courage or nerve
- to make effeminate
- to remove the men from
- archaic to deprive of human qualities
adj.“not furnished with a crew,” 1540s, from un- (2) + man (v). v.1590s, “to deprive of the attributes of a human being,” from un- (2) + verbal derivative of man (n.). Meaning “to deprive of manly courage” is attested from c.1600; that of “to emasculate” is from 1680s.