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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 ?
Women work a good many miracles, and I have a persuasion that they may perform even that of raising the standard of manhood by refusing to echo such sayings.
Thoughts of his coming manhood passed and he was content to be a boy with a boy's impulses.
In short, the magnifying influence of fear began to set at naught the calculations of reason, and to render those who should have remembered their manhood, the slaves of the basest passions.
Applying himself in earlier manhood to the study of the law, and having a natural tendency towards office, he had attained, many years ago, to a judicial situation in some inferior court, which gave him for life the very desirable and imposing title of judge.
The boy, also in due time, passed from the forecastle to the cabin, spent a tempestuous manhood, and returned from his world-wanderings, to grow old, and die, and mingle his dust with the natal earth.
Now, as you well know, it is not seldom the case in this conventional world of ours --watery or otherwise; that when a person placed in command over his fellow-men finds one of them to be very significantly his superior in general pride of manhood, straightway against that man he conceives an unconquerable dislike and bitterness; and if he have a chance he will pull down and pulverize that subaltern's tower, and make a little heap of dust of it.
In his manhood he worked in a cotton mill, but then a coughing fell upon him, and he had to leave; out in the country the trouble disappeared, but he has been working in the pickle rooms at Durham's, and the breathing of the cold, damp air all day has brought it back.
Time, however, overgrew this softness with the rough bark of manhood, and but few knew how living and fresh it still lay at the core.
Through this wound a man's real manhood and immortality flow out, and he bleeds to an everlasting death.
My pipe was ready and would have been lit, if I had not been lost in thinking about how to banish oppression from this land and restore to all its people their stolen rights and manhood without disobliging anybody.
It rekindled the few expiring embers of freedom, and revived within me a sense of my own manhood.
After a youth and manhood passed half in unutterable misery and half in dreary solitude, I have for the first time found what I can truly love--I have found you.