Man

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.

Read more about Man:  Etymology, Age and Terminology, Biology and Gender, Masculinity, Culture and Gender Roles

Famous quotes containing the word man:

    It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.
    Aeschylus (525–456 B.C.)

    I happened to find
    Your picture. That picture. I stopped there cold,
    Like a man raking piles of dead leaves in his yard
    Who has turned up a severed hand.
    William Dewitt Snodgrass (b. 1926)

    Oh! mock not the poniarded heart. The stabbed man knows the steel; prate not to him that it is only a ticking feather.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)