manhood

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noun man·hood \ ˈman-ˌhu̇d \

Definition of manhood

1 :the condition of being a human being
2 :qualities associated with men :manliness
3 :the condition of being an adult male as distinguished from a child or female
4 :adult males :men
5 :penis

Examples of manhood in a Sentence

  1. He took the comment as a challenge to his manhood.

  2. He grew from boyhood to manhood in a small southern town.

  3. the manhood of a nation

Recent Examples of manhood from the Web

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First Known Use of manhood

13th century



MANHOOD Defined for English Language Learners

manhood

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Definition of manhood for English Language Learners

  • : the qualities (such as strength and courage) that are expected in a man

  • : the state or condition of being an adult man and no longer a boy

  • : adult men


MANHOOD Defined for Kids

manhood

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noun man·hood \ ˈman-ˌhu̇d \

Definition of manhood for Students

1 :qualities (as strength and courage) believed to be typical of men
2 :the state of being an adult human male
3 :adult human males


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