What is 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".

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Famous quotes containing the word man:

    A man may begin as a bad sound, or even as a bad echo, but he is to be distrusted if he begins as a good echo.
    Samuel Butler (1835–1902)

    No man will be present in those mysteries,
    yet all men will kneel,
    no man will be potent,
    yet all men will feel
    what it is to be a woman.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)

    While man can still his body keep
    Wine or love drug him to sleep,
    Waking he thanks the Lord that he
    Has body and its stupidity....
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)