Manhood meaning

mănho͝od
Adult males considered as a group; men.
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The state or time of being an adult male human.
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The composite of qualities, such as courage, determination, and vigor, often thought to be appropriate to a man.
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The state of being human.
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The state or time of being a human being or, esp., an adult male human being.
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Manly qualities; manliness.
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Status or prestige associated with manliness.

Public humiliation robbed him of his manhood.

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Men collectively.
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The state of being man as a human being.

He feared the speedy decline of all manhood.

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State of being a man as distinguished from a child or a woman.

A strapping youth poised on the brink of manhood.

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The qualities ascribed to manliness; courage; bravery; resolve.
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The male genitalia.

She spied on him in the shower and glimpsed his manhood.

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Men, considered as a group.
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The male penis or genitals.
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Origin of manhood

  • From Middle English manhode, also manhede, from man + -hede (“-head"), equivalent to man +"Ž -hood. Cognate with Middle Low German manheit (“manhood"), German Mannheit (“manhood"). More at man, -head, -hood.

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