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For me, it's interesting because I never thought of myself as an action man, but apparently I can do it, so that's good to know.
Jamie Campbell Bower

Meaning of "action man" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ACTION MAN

action man  [ˈækʃən mæn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ACTION MAN

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determiner
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Action man is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ACTION MAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Action Man

Action Man is an action figure launched in Britain in 1966 by Palitoy as a licensed copy of Hasbro's American "movable fighting man": G.I. Joe. Action Man was originally produced and sold in the United Kingdom and Australia by Palitoy Ltd of Coalville, Leicestershire from 1966 until 1984. The figure and accessories were originally based on the Hasbro 1964 G.I. Joe figure. Hasbro's G.I. Joe figure was patented in 1966. Even the specific method of attaching the appendages was patented as a "Connection for Use in Toy Figures". The first Action Man figures were Action Soldier, Action Sailor and Action Pilot. All were available in the four original hair colours: Blonde, Auburn, Brown and Black. They were accompanied by outfits depicting United States Forces of WWII and the Korean War. In later years, the figures and accompanying uniforms and accessories would more accurately reflect the forces of the United Kingdom. Action Man was subsequently reintroduced in 1993, based on the G.I. Joe Hall of Fame figure of that time.

Definition of action man in the English dictionary

The definition of action man in the dictionary is a person who relishes physical activity. Other definition of action man is an actor who frequently appears in action films.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ACTION MAN


anchorman
ˈæŋkəmæn
birdman
ˈbɜːdˌmæn
boardman
ˈbɔːdˌmæn
businessman
ˈbɪznɪsˌmæn
cameraman
ˈkæmərəˌmæn
caveman
ˈkeɪvˌmæn
deadman
ˈdɛdˌmæn
freedman
ˈfriːdˌmæn
handyman
ˈhændɪˌmæn
iceman
ˈaɪsmæn
ironman
ˈaɪənˌmæn
mailman
ˈmeɪlˌmæn
man
mæn
repairman
rɪˈpɛəˌmæn
rodman
ˈrɒdˌmæn
sandman
ˈsændˌmæn
snowman
ˈsnəʊˌmæn
spiderman
ˈspaɪdəˌmæn
strongman
ˈstrɒŋˌmæn
superman
ˈsuːpəˌmæn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ACTION MAN

action
action at a distance
action committee
action figure
action film
action group
action hero
action movie
action painting
action plan
action point
action potential
action replay
action shot
action stations
action-packed
actionable
actionable intelligence
actionably
actioner

WORDS THAT END LIKE ACTION MAN

as one man
be one´s own man
best man
con man
Cro-Magnon man
dustbin man
family man
iron man
main man
make-up man
modern man
muffin man
old man
organization man
Piltdown man
repossession man
Rhodesian man
sanitation man
to a man
young man

Synonyms and antonyms of action man in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «action man» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ACTION MAN

Find out the translation of action man to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of action man from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «action man» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

行动的男人
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

la acción del hombre
570 millions of speakers

English

action man
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कार्रवाई आदमी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عمل الرجل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

действие человек
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

homem de ação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কর্ম মানুষ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

homme d´action
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lelaki aksi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Aktion Mensch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

アクションの男
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

작업 남자
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wong aksi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

người đàn ông hành động
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நடவடிக்கை மனிதன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कृती माणूस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

aksiyon adamı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Action Man
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

działania człowieka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дія людина
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Action Man
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

άνθρωπος δράση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

aksie man
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

action man
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Action Man
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ACTION MAN»

The term «action man» is regularly used and occupies the 79.336 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about action man

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QUOTES WITH «ACTION MAN»

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Jamie Campbell Bower
For me, it's interesting because I never thought of myself as an action man, but apparently I can do it, so that's good to know.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ACTION MAN»

Discover the use of action man in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to action man and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Action Man: as performed by Village People, Single Songbook
This Ebook contains the score of the title in A-Major for Piano, Vocals & Chords. The Musical genre is: Disco Pop.
Jacques Morali, Village People, V.P. Band, 1981
2
Action Man Extreme Sports
An introduction to extreme sports discusses the history, training, and equipment necessary for each featured sport and includes six Action Man adventures that have the sports hero battling his evil adversary, Dr. X.
Simon Beecroft, Trish Gant, 2001
3
Action Man: The Gold Medal Doll for Boys, 1966-1984
Action Man introduced in 1966 proved to be by far the most popular doll of its kind and is highly collectable today.
Frances Baird, 1993
4
Action Man Files
An official tie-in to Hasbro's popular line of action figures and the Fox Kids animated series, this treasury contains Action Man characters, equipment, abilities and adventures for fans of all ages. 100 illustrations plus 3 posters.
John Michlig, 2001
5
Gender Identity and Discourse Analysis
Action Man Arctic Diver Action Man is the greatest hero of them all! Action Man goes into action once again, this time on an exciting deep-sea mission, with cool breathing apparatus and fantastic, realistic underwaterdrill. Action Man Sky Diver  ...
Lia Litosseliti, Jane Sunderland, 2002
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The Gendered Object
The essays related to children form a separate section. Two deal with 'hardware' for children, namely toys. Judy Attfield's 'Barbie and Action Man: adult toys for girls and boys, 1959—93' addresses these fascinating objects in terms of the active ...
Pat Kirkham, 1996
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A Necessary Fantasy?: The Heroic Figure in Children's ...
texts make it clear that Action Man is a force for good. Beneath the title of Action Man comic the strapline "The Greatest Hero Of Them All" appears. The Action Man Bumper 1996 Annual ("Action Man Profile," p. 4) describes him as "a human  ...
Dudley Jones, Tony Watkins, 2000
8
Warman's Americana & Collectibles
Action figures and dolls Action Man Africa Corp, complete 450.00 Action Man Black Soldier, complete ....................................................... 895.00 Action Man Canadian Mountie, complete ....................................................... 495.00 Action Man French ...
Ellen Schroy, 2004
9
Deleuze and Research Methodologies
The camera enters the scene as Tyler is turning an Action Man doll over and over . Sophie clutches her Action Man under the arms so that he is standing upright. The Action Man dolls face each other. 'Fight again yeah', says Tyler to Sophie.
Rebecca Coleman, Jessica Ringrose, 2013
10
Acting Up
Cast Action Man Master of the Universe [Master] The two characters are dolls dressed in typical nativity costume. They are part of a nativity tableau and are both rather fed up ... The scene is set in the home of a young boy called Dougal, late ...
Dave Hopwood, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ACTION MAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term action man is used in the context of the following news items.
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'Hong Kong is built on greed': architect Jean-Michel Gathy's harsh …
His own holidays, however, seldom involve sitting on the beach or lounging by the pool; the self-confessed action man cites running and sailing ... «South China Morning Post, Jul 15»
2
Harry set for huge Hollywood leap!
Harry's super agent should try to beef the 1D scarecrow up a bit and get him some action man roles. Styles currently looks as menacing as ... «TV Mix, Jul 15»
3
Lego Dimensions E3 preview and interview
With your toys, you don't keep your Batman toys on one side and your Action Man on the other. You mash them altogether and mix them up. «3News NZ, Jul 15»
4
Gerard Butler is quite an action man in London Has Fallen teaser …
His character put an end to a terrorist threat looming over Washington DC in Olympus Has Fallen. And now Gerard Butler is back as Mike ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
5
John Noakes has no memory of going missing, says wife of the Ex …
Peter, 76, worked with action man John on the BBC show for 11 years to 1978. John disappeared at around 9am on Tuesday, the hottest day of ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
6
Author Julia Donaldson set for one-off cabaret show
“It's not set in stone what we're going to be doing yet, but we will definitely do A Squash and a Squeeze and another one called Action Man and ... «Scotsman, Jul 15»
7
Akshay Kumar finds his Ms Khiladi
“He is definitely Bollywood's Action Man,” Amy asserts. “He's my favourite action hero. My favourite action heroine is Angelina Jolie who has ... «indiablooms, Jul 15»
8
Gove is the Action Man of British Government
Michael Gove is the Action Man of the British Government – and the Prime Minister is lucky to have him around. If ever there was a minister who ... «Lancashire Evening Post, Jun 15»
9
This Dark Spoof On Action Figures Delivers A Message On Military …
The film opens with flickering scenes from '90s children's TV and then breaks to an "ad" for "Action Man Battlefield Causalities," a range of ... «Co.Create, Jun 15»
10
Deleted 'SNL' Chris Pratt Sketch — Why Was It Cut? & 9 Other …
In the sketch, Pratt dons a bald cap and tough action man leather jacket as well as a quasi-cockney accent. He's got Statham's serious ... «Bustle, Jun 15»

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