- 1 [uncountable] the state or time of being an adult man rather than a boy to reach manhood His youth and early manhood were spent in Canada.
- 2 [uncountable] the qualities that a man is supposed to have, for example courage, strength, and sexual power Her newfound power was a threat to his manhood.
- 3[singular] (literary or humorous) a man's penis. People use‘manhood’to avoid saying‘penis.’
- 4[uncountable] (literary) all the men of a country The nation's manhood died on the battlefields of World War I. compare womanhood