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:
“A man may be in as just possession of truth as of a city, and yet be forced to surrender.”
—Thomas Browne (16051682)
“When a rich mans dog died, everyone commiserated. When a poor man lost his mother, no one noticed.”
—Punjabi proverb, trans. by Gurinder Singh Mann.
“When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.”
—François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (16131680)