The properties characteristic of the male sex; SYN. masculinity.
1. The condition of being a human being
2. Qualities associated with men; manliness
3. The condition of being an adult male as distinguished from a child or female
4. Adult males; men
5. The state of being a man; manly qualities.
The trait of behaving in ways considered typical for men.
ETYM Latin virilitas: cf. French virilité.
The property of being capable of copulation and procreation.