What does the word manly mean?

Usage examples for manly

  1. In that case, would it not be manly and candid to say that he does not know? – Love's Final Victory by Horatio
  2. George was a fine, manly little fellow whom any big brother could love, and he looked up to Lawrence as a model. – George Washington by Calista McCabe Courtenay
  3. I beg your pardon, Placide; but it is so new to me to have a manly son beside me-! – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau