manhood

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noun man·hood \ˈman-ˌhu̇d\

Definition of manhood

  1. 1 :  the condition of being a human being

  2. 2 :  qualities associated with men :  manliness

  3. 3 :  the condition of being an adult male as distinguished from a child or female

  4. 4 :  adult males :  men

  5. 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

13th Century

First Known Use of manhood

13th century



MANHOOD Defined for English Language Learners

manhood

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noun man·hood \ˈman-ˌhu̇d\

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. 1 :  qualities (as strength and courage) believed to be typical of men

  2. 2 :  the state of being an adult human male

  3. 3 :  adult human males



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