from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state or time of being an adult male human.
- n. The composite of qualities, such as courage, determination, and vigor, often thought to be appropriate to a man.
- n. Adult males considered as a group; men.
- n. The state of being human.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being man as a human being.
- n. State of being a man as distinguished from a child or a woman.
- n. The qualities ascribed to manliness; courage; bravery; resolve.
- n. The male genitalia.
- n. Men, considered as a group.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being man as a human being, or man as distinguished from a child or a woman.
- n. Manly quality; virility; courage; bravery; resolution.
- n. The genitalia of a male human.
- n. The condition of being a human being.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being man, or of belonging to the human race, as distinguished from higher or lower orders of existence.
- n. The state of being a man, as distinguished from a woman or a boy; virility.
- n. The quality of being a man or manly; manliness; possession of masculine qualities, as courage, fortitude, resolution, honor, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the status of being a man
- n. the quality of being human
- n. the state of being a man; manly qualities
It's unclear exactly what "men" entails, and it seems like everyone's imitating someone else, and not even the biological men have worked out what their manhood is all about.
Like most very young men Copplestone on arriving at what he called manhood (by which he meant the age of twenty-one years), had drawn up for himself a code of ethics, wherein he had mentally scheduled certain things to be done and certain things not to be done.
It seems to me that what you term your manhood was composed largely of pride, conceit, ignorance of yourself, and inexperience of the world.
The great world which I knew in my boyhood and early manhood is gone.
And now, in manhood, my brother commits a lurid act, an act repulsive to me, one capable of arousing emotions of anger, of bitterness, of hatred.
Needless to say, viewers were left to ponder if Spitzer's manhood is large enough to accommodate a future appearance on "Unfinished Business" starring Ms Dupré.
As I have read the comments negatively addressing HuntingMom3, I must say I feel sorry for you guys who understand so little of what true manhood is that you would feel you need to defend yourselves against a Mother with valid concerns.
For Mr. McAllister one measure of manhood is the willingness to face an enemy and mete out punishment without flinching.
"And the two boys lost their best friend and an example of what manhood is really about."
You can't suck manhood from the dugs of a creature whose only claim to womanhood is her petticoats.