-hood 表示抽象名词的字尾 变化型 -head
1 state of being a man （男子的）成年, 成人
*reach manhood 达到成年.
2 qualities of a man, eg courage, virility, etc 男子的气质（如勇气、活力等）
*have doubts about one's manhood 对自己的男子气概有怀疑.
3 all the men collectively, esp of a country 男子的总称（尤指一国的）
*Our nation's manhood died on the battlefield. 我国的男儿已战死疆场.
qualities such as strength, courage, and sexual power, that people think a man should have Why did he feel he had to prove his manhood in the company of women?[U]
the state of being a man and no longer a boy
→womanhoodreach/attain manhood He had barely reached manhood when he married.[U]literary
all the men of a particular nation America's manhood [singular]especially literary
1. You´ll soon pass out of childhood into manhood. 你快要从童年进入到成年啦。