In English, lower case man (pl. men) refers to an adult human male (the term boy is the usual term for a human male child or adolescent). Although men typically have a male reproductive system, some intersex people with ambiguous genitals, and biologically female transgender people, may also be classified or self-identify as a "man".
The term manhood is used to refer to masculinity, the various qualities and characteristics attributed to men such as strength and male sexuality.
Famous quotes containing the word man:
“If there be any thing a man might well pray against, that thing is the responsive gratification of some of the devoutest prayers of his youth.”
—Herman Melville (18191891)
“The real trouble about women is that they must always go on trying to adapt themselves to mens theories of women, as they always have done. When a woman is thoroughly herself, she is being what her type of man wants her to be. When a woman is hysterical its because she doesnt quite know what to be, which pattern to follow, which mans picture of woman to live up to.”
—D.H. (David Herbert)
“The man who is ostentatious of his modesty is twin to the statue that wears a fig-leaf.”
—Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (18351910)