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Definition of "manhood" []

  • The state or time of being an adult male human. (noun)
  • The composite of qualities, such as courage, determination, and vigor, often thought to be appropriate to a man. (noun)
  • Adult males considered as a group; men. (noun)
  • The state of being human. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "manhood" in a sentence
  • "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."