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man·hood

 (măn′ho͝od′)
n.
1. The state or time of being an adult male human.
2. The composite of qualities, such as courage, determination, and vigor, often thought to be appropriate to a man.
3. Adult males considered as a group; men.
4. The state of being human.
5. The male penis or genitals.

manhood

(ˈmænhʊd)
n
1. the state or quality of being a man or being manly
2. men collectively
3. archaic the state of being human
4. informal jocular a euphemism for a man's genitalia

man•hood

(ˈmæn hʊd)

n.
1. the state or time of being a man.
2. traditional manly qualities.
3. the male genitalia.
4. men collectively.
5. the state of being human.
[1200–50]

Manhood

 men collectively.
Example: manhood of Lancaster, 1588.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.manhood - the state of being a manmanhood - the state of being a man; manly qualities
adulthood - the state (and responsibilities) of a person who has attained maturity
2.manhood - the quality of being human; "he feared the speedy decline of all manhood"
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
3.manhood - the status of being a man
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"

manhood

noun
1. maturity, adulthood, sexual maturity They were failing to help their sons grow from boyhood to manhood.
Translations
رُجولَهصِفات الرُّجولَه
dospělostmužnostmužství
manddommandlig stolthed
ihmisyysmiehekkyysmiehuusmies
férfikor
manndómsármanndómur
dospelosťmužskosť
moškost

manhood

[ˈmænhʊd] N
1. (= age of majority) → mayoría f de edad, madurez f
to reach manhoodalcanzar la mayoría de edad, llegar a la madurez
2. (= manliness) → hombría f, virilidad f
3. (frm) (= men) → hombres mpl
English manhood; England's manhood (liter) → todos los ingleses, todos los hombres de Inglaterra
4. (euph) (= penis) → miembro m viril

manhood

[ˈmænhʊd] n
(= adulthood) → âge m d'homme
to reach manhood → atteindre l'âge d'homme
(= virility) → virilité f
as a test of his manhood → comme preuve de sa virilitéman-hour [ˈmænaʊər] nheure-homme f, heure f de main-d'œuvre

manhood

n
(= state)Mannesalter nt
(= manliness)Männlichkeit f
(= men)Männer pl; a fine example of American manhoodein gutes Beispiel für den amerikanischen Mann
(euph: = penis) → Männlichkeit f (inf)

manhood

[ˈmænhʊd] n
a. (state) → età f inv virile
b. (manliness) → virilità f inv
c. (men) → uomini mpl

man

(mӕn) plural men (men) noun
1. an adult male human being. Hundreds of men, women and children; a four-man team.
2. human beings taken as a whole; the human race. the development of man.
3. obviously masculine male person. He's independent, tough, strong, brave – a real man!
4. a word sometimes used in speaking informally or giving commands to someone. Get on with your work, man, and stop complaining!
5. an ordinary soldier, who is not an officer. officers and men.
6. a piece used in playing chess or draughts. I took three of his men in one move.
verbpast tense, past participle manned
to supply with men (especially soldiers). The colonel manned the guns with soldiers from our regiment.
-man (-mən) , (-mӕn) a person (formerly usually used for either sex; currently, often replaced by -person when the person referred to can be of either sex) who performs a particular activity, as in postman, *milkman, *chairman
etc.
ˈmanhood noun
1. (of a male) the state of being adult, physically (and mentally) mature etc. He died before he reached manhood.
2. manly qualities. He took her refusal to marry him as an insult to his manhood.
manˈkind noun
the human race as a whole. He worked for the benefit of all mankind.
ˈmanly adjective
having the qualities thought desirable in a man, ie strength, determination, courage etc. He is strong and manly.
ˈmanliness noun
manned adjective
supplied with men. a manned spacecraft.
ˈman-eating adjective
which will eat people. a man-eating tiger.
ˈman-eater noun
manˈhandle verb
1. to move, carry etc by hand. When the crane broke down, they had to manhandle the crates on to the boat.
2. to treat roughly. You'll break all the china if you manhandle it like that!
ˈmanhole noun
a hole (usually in the middle of a road or pavement) through which someone may go to inspect sewers etc.
ˌman-ˈmade adjective
made, happening or formed by man, not by natural means. a man-made lake.
ˈmanpower noun
the number of people available for employment etc. There's a shortage of manpower in the building industry.
ˈmanservantplural ˈmenservants noun
a male servant (especially one employed as a valet). He has only one manservant.
ˈmansize(d) adjective
of a size suitable for a man; large. a mansized breakfast.
ˈmanslaughter noun
the crime of killing someone, without intending to do so. He was found guilty of manslaughter.
ˈmenfolk noun plural
male people, especially male relatives. The wives accompanied their menfolk.
ˈmenswear (ˈmenz-) noun
clothing for men. Do you sell menswear?
as one man
simultaneously; together. They rose as one man to applaud his speech.
the man in the street
the ordinary, typical, average man. The man in the street often has little interest in politics.
man of letters
a writer and/or scholar. Shakespeare was perhaps Britain's greatest man of letters.
man of the world
a sophisticated man who is not likely to be shocked or surprised by most things. You can speak freely – we're all men of the world.
man to man as one man to another; openly or frankly: They talked man to man about their problems; adjective (etc)
a man-to-man discussion.
to a man
every one, without exception. They voted to a man to accept the proposal.

manhood

n. virilidad; edad viril.

manhood

n edad f viril; masculinidad f, virilidad f
References in classic literature ?
The infancy of youth, the youth of manhood, the entire
George Willard, the Ohio village boy, was fast growing into manhood and new thoughts had been coming into his mind.
Into the manhood of the race: for I, for my own part cannot think that these latter days of weak experiment, fragmentary theory, and mutual discord are indeed man's culminating time
I could only listen to the two sea-dogs, and show my manhood by drinking with them, fairly and squarely, drink and drink.
Nor, to this day can I permit my manhood to look back upon those events and feel entirely exonerated.
The universal experience of ages, showing that children do grow imperceptibly from the cradle to manhood, did not exist for the countess.
Mugambi from childhood had eaten no meat until it had been cooked, while Tarzan, on the other hand, had never tasted cooked food of any sort until he had grown almost to manhood, and only within the past three or four years had he eaten cooked meat.
All of virtue and chivalry and true manhood which his old guardian had neglected to inculcate in the boy's mind the good priest planted there, but he could not eradicate his deep-seated hatred for the English or his belief that the real test of manhood lay in a desire to fight to the death with a sword.
I had believed in the best parlour as a most elegant saloon; I had believed in the front door, as a mysterious portal of the Temple of State whose solemn opening was attended with a sacrifice of roast fowls; I had believed in the kitchen as a chaste though not magnificent apartment; I had believed in the forge as the glowing road to manhood and independence.
Immoral, licentious, anarchical, unscientific -- call them by what names you will -- yet, from an aesthetic point of view, those ancient days of the Colour Revolt were the glorious childhood of Art in Flatland -- a childhood, alas, that never ripened into manhood, nor even reached the blossom of youth.
Possessed myself of a strong stomach and a hard head, inured to hardship, cruelty, and brutality, nevertheless I found, as I came to manhood, that I unconsciously protected myself from the hurt of the trained-animal turn by getting up and leaving the theatre whenever such turns came on the stage.
Now Nietzsche's philosophy might be called an attempt at giving back to healthy and normal men innocence and a clean conscience in their desires--NOT to applaud the vulgar sensualists who respond to every stimulus and whose passions are out of hand; not to tell the mean, selfish individual, whose selfishness is a pollution (see Aphorism 33, "Twilight of the Idols"), that he is right, nor to assure the weak, the sick, and the crippled, that the thirst of power, which they gratify by exploiting the happier and healthier individuals, is justified;--but to save the clean healthy man from the values of those around him, who look at everything through the mud that is in their own bodies,--to give him, and him alone, a clean conscience in his manhood and the desires of his manhood.