Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Manhood; the state of one of the male sex who has arrived at the maturity and strength of a man, and acquired the power of procreation.
  • noun The power of procreation.
  • noun Character or conduct of man, or befitting a man; masculine action or aspect; hence, strength; vigor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being virile; developed manhood; manliness; specif., the power of procreation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of being virile
  • noun Manly character
  • noun The ability to procreate

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the masculine property of being capable of copulation and procreation
  • noun the trait of being manly; having the characteristics of an adult male

Etymologies

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From Latin virīlitās

Examples

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  • The high-pitched, tinny sound of this word isn't very manly.

    October 5, 2008