Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Man-eater noun (Zoology) One who, or that which, has an appetite for human flesh; specifically, one of certain large sharks (esp. Carcharodon Rondeleti ); also, a lion or a tiger which has acquired the habit of feeding upon human flesh.

Maned adjective Having a mane.

Maned seal (Zoology) , the sea lion. -- Maned sheep (Zoology) , the aoudad.

Manducatory adjective Pertaining to, or employed in, chewing.

Manducus noun [ Latin , from manducare to chew.] (Gr. & Rom. Antiq.) A grotesque mask, representing a person chewing or grimacing, worn in processions and by comic actors on the stage.

Mane (mān) noun [ Anglo-Saxon manu ; akin to OD. mane , Dutch maan , German mähne , Old High German mana , Icelandic mön , Dan. & Swedish man , Anglo-Saxon mene necklace, Icelandic men , Latin monile , Greek ..., ..., Sanskrit manyā neck muscles. √275.]
1. The long and heavy hair growing on the upper side of, or about, the neck of some quadrupedal animals, as the horse, the lion, etc. See Illust. of Horse .

2. The hair growing on a person's head, especially hair that is long and thick; -- usually used humorously. [ jocose]
[ PJC]

Manege noun [ French manège . See Manage , noun ]
1. Art of horsemanship, or of training horses.

2. A school for teaching horsemanship, and for training horses. Chesterfield.

Maneh noun [ Hebrew māneh .] A Hebrew weight for gold or silver, being one hundred shekels of gold and sixty shekels of silver. Ezek. xlv. 12.

Maneless adjective Having no mane.

Maneless lion (Zoology) , a variety of the lion having a short, inconspicuous mane. It inhabits Arabia and adjacent countries.

Manequin noun [ See Manikin .] An artist's model of wood or other material.

Manerial adjective See Manorial .

Manes noun plural [ Latin ] (Rom. Antiq.) The benevolent spirits of the dead, especially of dead ancestors, regarded as family deities and protectors.

Hail, O ye holy manes !
Dryden.

Manesheet noun A covering placed over the upper part of a horse's head.

Maneuver, Manœuvre noun [ French manœuvre , Old French manuevre , Late Latin manopera , lit., hand work, manual labor; Latin manus hand + opera , from opus work. See Manual , Operate , and confer Mainor , Manure .]


1. Management; dexterous movement; specif., a military or naval evolution, movement, or change of position.

2. Management with address or artful design; adroit proceeding; stratagem.

Maneuver, Manœuvre intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Maneuvered or Manœuvred ; present participle & verbal noun Maneuvering or Manœuvring ] [ Confer French manœuvrer . See Maneuver , noun ]
1. To perform a movement or movements in military or naval tactics; to make changes in position with reference to getting advantage in attack or defense.

2. To manage with address or art; to scheme.

Maneuver, Manœuvre transitive verb To change the positions of, as of troops of ships.

Maneuverer, Manœuvrer noun One who maneuvers.

This charming widow Beaumont is a nanœuvrer . We can't well make an English word of it.
Miss Edgeworth.

Manful adjective Showing manliness, or manly spirit; hence, brave, courageous, resolute, noble. " Manful hardiness." Chaucer. -- Man"ful*ly , adverb -- Man"ful*ness , noun

Mangabey noun [ So called by Buffon from Mangaby , in Madagascar, where he erroneously supposed them be native.] (Zoology) Any one of several African monkeys of the genus Cercocebus , as the sooty mangabey ( C. fuliginosus ), which is sooty black. [ Also written mangaby .]

Mangan noun See Mangonel .

Manganate noun [ Confer French manganate .] (Chemistry) A salt of manganic acid.

» The manganates are usually green, and are well-known compounds, though derived from a hypothetical acid.

Manganesate noun (Chemistry) A manganate. [ Obsolete]

Manganese noun [ French manganèse , Italian manganese , sasso magnesio ; probably corrupted from Latin magnes , because of its resemblance to the magnet. See Magnet , and confer Magnesia .] (Chemistry) An element obtained by reduction of its oxide, as a hard, grayish white metal, fusible with difficulty, but easily oxidized. Its ores occur abundantly in nature as the minerals pyrolusite, manganite, etc. Symbol Mn. Atomic weight 54.8.

» An alloy of manganese with iron (called ferromanganese ) is used to increase the density and hardness of steel.

Black oxide of manganese , Manganese dioxide or peroxide , or Black manganese (Chemistry) , a heavy black powder MnO 2 , occurring native as the mineral pyrolusite, and valuable as a strong oxidizer; -- called also familiarly manganese . It colors glass violet, and is used as a decolorizer to remove the green tint of impure glass. -- Manganese bronze , an alloy made by adding from one to two per cent of manganese to the copper and zinc used in brass.

Manganese steel Cast steel containing a considerable percentage of manganese, which makes it very hard and tough. See Alloy steel , above.

Manganesian adjective [ Confer French manganésien .] (Chemistry) Manganic. [ R.]

Manganesic adjective [ Confer French manganésique .] (Chemistry) Manganic. [ Obsolete]

Manganesious adjective (Chemistry) Manganous.

Manganesium noun [ New Latin ] Manganese.

Manganesous adjective (Chemistry) Manganous.

Manganic adjective [ Confer French manganique .] (Chemistry) Of, pertaining to resembling, or containing, manganese; specif., designating compounds in which manganese has a higher valence as contrasted with manganous compounds. Confer Manganous .

Manganic acid , an acid, H 2 MnO 4 , formed from manganese, analogous to sulphuric acid.

Manganiferous adjective [ Manganese + -ferous .] Containing manganese.

Manganite noun
1. (Min.) One of the oxides of manganese; -- called also gray manganese ore . It occurs in brilliant steel-gray or iron- black crystals, also massive.

2. (Chemistry) A compound of manganese dioxide with a metallic oxide; so called as though derived from the hypothetical manganous acid.

Manganium noun [ New Latin ] Manganese.

Manganous adjective (Chemistry) Of, pertaining to, designating, those compounds of manganese in which the element has a lower valence as contrasted with manganic compounds; as, manganous oxide.

Manganous acid , a hypothetical compound analogous to sulphurous acid, and forming the so-called manganites .

Mangcorn noun [ Middle English mengen to mix. See Mingle , and Corn .] A mixture of wheat and rye, or other species of grain. [ Prov Eng.]

Mange noun [ See Mangy .] (Vet.) The scab or itch in cattle, dogs, and other beasts.

Mange insect (Zoology) , any one of several species of small parasitic mites, which burrow in the skin of cattle. horses, dogs, and other animals, causing the mange. The mange insect of the horse ( Psoroptes, or Dermatodectes, equi ), and that of cattle ( Symbiotes, or Dermatophagys, bovis ) are the most important species. See Acarina .

Mangel-wurzel noun [ G., corrupted from mangoldwurzel ; mangold beet + wurzel root.] (Botany) A kind of large field beet ( B. macrorhiza ), used as food for cattle, -- by some considered a mere variety of the ordinary beet. See Beet . [ Written also mangold- wurzel .]

Manger noun [ French mangeoire , from manger to eat, from Latin manducare , from mandere to chew. Confer Mandible , Manducate .]
1. A trough or open box in which fodder is placed for horses or cattle to eat.

2. (Nautical) The fore part of the deck, having a bulkhead athwart ships high enough to prevent water which enters the hawse holes from running over it.

Mangily adverb In a mangy manner; scabbily.

Manginess noun [ From Mangy .] The condition or quality of being mangy.

Mangle transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Mangled ; present participle & verbal noun Mangling .] [ A frequentative from Middle English manken to main, Anglo-Saxon mancian , in bemancian to mutilate, from Latin mancus maimed; perhaps akin to German mangeln to be wanting.]
1. To cut or bruise with repeated blows or strokes, making a ragged or torn wound, or covering with wounds; to tear in cutting; to cut in a bungling manner; to lacerate; to mutilate.

Mangled with ghastly wounds through plate and mail.
Milton.

2. To mutilate or injure, in making, doing, or performing; as, to mangle a piece of music or a recitation.

To mangle a play or a novel.
Swift.

Mangle noun [ Dutch mangel , from Middle English mangonel a machine for throwing stones, Late Latin manganum , Greek ... a machine for defending fortifications, axis of a pulley. Confer Mangonel .] A machine for smoothing linen or cotton cloth, as sheets, tablecloths, napkins, and clothing, by roller pressure.

Mangle rack (Machinery) , a contrivance for converting continuous circular motion into reciprocating rectilinear motion, by means of a rack and pinion, as in the mangle. The pinion is held to the rack by a groove in such a manner that it passes alternately from one side of the rack to the other, and thus gives motion to it in opposite directions, according to the side in which its teeth are engaged. -- Mangle wheel , a wheel in which the teeth, or pins, on its face, are interrupted on one side, and the pinion, working in them, passes from inside to outside of the teeth alternately, thus converting the continuous circular motion of the pinion into a reciprocating circular motion of the wheel.

Mangle transitive verb [ Confer Dutch mangelen . See Mangle , noun ] To smooth with a mangle, as damp linen or cloth.

Mangler noun [ See 1st Mangle .] One who mangles or tears in cutting; one who mutilates any work in doing it.

Mangler noun [ See 3d Mangle .] One who smooths with a mangle.

Mango noun ; plural Mangoes . [ Portuguese manga , from Tamil mānkāy .]
1. The fruit of the mango tree. It is rather larger than an apple, and of an ovoid shape. Some varieties are fleshy and luscious, and others tough and tasting of turpentine. The green fruit is pickled for market.

2. A green muskmelon stuffed and pickled.

Mango bird (Zoology) , an oriole ( Oriolus kundoo ), native of India. -- Mango fish (Zoology) , a fish of the Ganges ( Polynemus risua ), highly esteemed for food. It has several long, slender filaments below the pectoral fins. It appears about the same time with the mango fruit, in April and May, whence the name. -- Mango tree (Botany) , an East Indian tree of the genus Mangifera ( M. Indica ), related to the cashew and the sumac. It grows to a large size, and produces the mango of commerce. It is now cultivated in tropical America.

Mangoldwurzel noun [ G.] (Botany) See Mangel-wurzel .

Mangonel noun [ Old French mangonel , Late Latin manganellus , manganum , from Greek ... See Mangle , noun ] A military engine formerly used for throwing stones and javelins.

Mangonism noun The art of mangonizing, or setting off to advantage. [ Obsolete]

Mangonist noun
1. One who mangonizes. [ Obsolete]

2. A slave dealer; also, a strumpet. [ Obsolete]

Mangonize transitive verb [ Latin mangonizare , from mango a dealer in slaves or wares, to which he tries to give an appearance of greater value by decking them out or furbishing them up.] To furbish up for sale; to set off to advantage. [ Obsolete or R.] B. Jonson.

Mangosteen, Mangostan noun [ Malay mangusta , mangis .] (Botany) A tree of the East Indies of the genus Garcinia ( G. Mangostana ). The tree grows to the height of eighteen feet, and bears fruit also called mangosteen , of the size of a small apple, the pulp of which is very delicious food.