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:
“Genius ... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one, and where the man of talent sees two or three, plus the ability to register that multiple perception in the material of his art.”
—Ezra Pound (18851972)
“The man of knowledge must not only be able to love his enemies, he must also be able to hate his friends.”
—Friedrich Nietzsche (18441900)
“Call the bald man, Boy; make the sage thy toy;
Greet the youth with solemn face; praise the fat man for his grace.”
—Helen Rowland (18751950)