noun, plural Men·des, (especially collectively) Men·de for 1.
- a member of a people living in Sierra Leone and Liberia.
- a Niger-Congo language of the Mande branch spoken by the Mende people.
- a department in S France. 2000 sq. mi. (5180 sq. km). Capital: Mende.
- a department of S central France, in Languedoc-Roussillon region. Capital: Mende. Pop: 74 234 (2003 est). Area: 5180 sq km (2020 sq miles)