Mankind meaning

măn'kīnd'
Mankind is defined as all human beings.

An example of mankind is every person on the planet.

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The human race; humankind.
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All human beings; the human race.
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The human race in its entirety.
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Men collectively, as opposed to all women.

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Men as opposed to women.
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All human males; the male sex.
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Origin of mankind

From Middle English mankinde, mankende, mankunde, mankuinde, alteration (due to kinde, kunde (“kind, nature, sort")) of earlier mankin, mankun, mancun (“mankind"), from Old English mancynn; equivalent to man +"Ž kin, and/or man +"Ž -kind. Cognate with Scots mankind, Middle High German mankünne, Danish mandkøn, Swedish mankön, Icelandic mannkyn (“mankind"). See also mankin.