+noun 1[U] the state or time of being an adult man rather than a boy: to reach manhood + His youth and early manhood were spent in America. 2[U] the qualities that a man is supposed to have, for example courage, strength and sexual power: Her new-found power was a threat to his manhood. 3[sing.] (written or humorous) a man's PENIS. People use 'manhood' to avoid saying 'penis'. 4[U] (literary) all the men of a country: The nation's manhood died on the battlefields of World War I. Compare: WOMANHOOD
Collocation Dictionary noun
VERB + MANHOOD
grow to, reach
He grew from adolescence to young manhood.
It seemed they were fighting to prove their manhood.
He began to go bald in early manhood.
Random quote: I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.: Jimmy Dean