Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Mangrove noun [ Malay manggi- manggi .]
1. (Botany) The name of one or two trees of the genus Rhizophora ( R. Mangle , and R. mucronata , the last doubtfully distinct) inhabiting muddy shores of tropical regions, where they spread by emitting aërial roots, which fasten in the saline mire and eventually become new stems. The seeds also send down a strong root while yet attached to the parent plant. » The fruit has a ruddy brown shell, and a delicate white pulp which is sweet and eatable. The bark is astringent, and is used for tanning leather. The black and the white mangrove ( Avicennia nitida and A. tomentosa ) have much the same habit. 2. (Zoology) The mango fish.
Mangue noun [ French] (Zoology) The kusimanse.
[ Compar. Mangier
; superl. Mangiest
.] [ French mangé
, past participle of manger
to eat. See Manger
.] Infected with the mange; scabby.
Manhandle transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle -handled
; present participle & verbal noun -handling
.] 1. To move, or manage, by human force without mechanical aid; as, to manhandle a cannon. 2. To handle roughly; as, the captive was manhandled .
Manhead noun Manhood. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Manhès process (Copper Metal.) A process by which copper matte is treated by passing through it a blast of air, to oxidize and remove sulphur. It is analogous in apparatus to the Bessemer process for decarbonizing cast iron. So called from Pierre Manhès, a French metallurgist, who invented it.
Manhole noun A hole through which a man may descend or creep into a drain, sewer, steam boiler, parts of machinery, etc., for cleaning or repairing.
+ - hood
.] 1. The state of being man as a human being, or man as distinguished from a child or a woman. 2. Manly quality; courage; bravery; resolution.
I am ashamed Shak.
That thou hast power to shake my manhood thus.
[ Latin mania
, Greek ..., from ... to rage; confer Middle English manie
, French manie
. Confer Mind
.] 1. Violent derangement of mind; madness; insanity. Confer Delirium . 2. Excessive or unreasonable desire; insane passion affecting one or many people; as, the tulip mania . Mania a potu
[ Latin ], madness from drinking; delirium tremens. Syn.
-- Insanity; derangement; madness; lunacy; alienation; aberration; delirium; frenzy. See Insanity
Maniable adjective [ French, from manier to manage, from Latin manus hand.] Manageable. [ Obsolete] Bacon.
[ French maniaque
. See Mania
.] Raving with madness; raging with disordered intellect; affected with mania; mad.
Maniac noun A raving lunatic; a madman.
Maniacal adjective Affected with, or characterized by, madness; maniac. -- Ma*ni"a*cal*ly , adverb
Manic adjective [ Greek ... mad, frenzied.] (Medicine) Of or pert. to, or characterized by, mania, or excitement.
Manicate adjective [ Latin manicatus sleeved, from manica a sleeve.] (Botany) Covered with hairs or pubescence so platted together and interwoven as to form a mass easily removed.
Manicheist noun [ Confer French manichéiste .] Manichæan.
[ Latin monochordon
, Greek ...; -- so called because it orig. had only one string. See Monochord
.] (Mus.) The clavichord or clarichord; -- called also dumb spinet .
Manichæan, Manichean Man"i*chee noun
[ Late Latin Manichaeus
: confer French manichéen
.] A believer in the doctrines of Manes, a Persian of the third century A. D., who taught a dualism in which Light is regarded as the source of Good, and Darkness as the source of Evil.
The Manichæans stand as representatives of dualism pushed to its utmost development. Tylor.
Manichæan, Manichean adjective Of or pertaining to the Manichæans.
Manichæism, Manicheism noun [ Confer French manichéisme .] The doctrines taught, or system of principles maintained, by the Manichæans.
[ French, from Latin manus
hand + curare
to cure.] A person who makes a business of taking care of people's hands, especially their nails.
[ Men] who had taken good care of their hands by wearing gloves and availing themselves of the services of a manicure . Pop. Sci. Monthly.
Manicure noun The care of the hands and nails.
Manicure transitive verb & i.
[ imperfect & past participle Manicured
; present participle & verbal noun Manicuring
.] To care for (the hands and nails); to care for the hands and nails of; to do manicure work.
Manid noun (Zoology) Any species of the genus Manis, or family Manidæ .
[ French See Mania
.] Mania; insanity.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
[ French manifeste
, Latin manifestus
, lit., struck by the hand, hence, palpable; manus
hand + fendere
(in comp.) to strike. See Manual
, and Defend
.] 1. Evident to the senses, esp. to the sight; apparent; distinctly perceived; hence, obvious to the understanding; apparent to the mind; easily apprehensible; plain; not obscure or hidden.
Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight. Hebrew iv. 13.
That which may be known of God is manifest in them. Rom. i. 19.
Thus manifest to sight the god appeared. Dryden. 2. Detected; convicted; -- with of .
Calistho there stood manifest of shame. Dryden. Syn.
-- Open; clear; apparent; evident; visible; conspicuous; plain; obvious. -- Manifest
. What is clear
can be seen readily; what is obvious
lies directly in our way, and necessarily arrests our attention; what is evident
is seen so clearly as to remove doubt; what is manifest
is very distinctly evident.
So clear , so shining, and so evident , Shak.
That it will glimmer through a blind man's eye.
Entertained with solitude, Milton.
Where obvious duty erewhile appeared unsought.
I saw, I saw him manifest in view, Dryden.
His voice, his figure, and his gesture knew.
; plural Manifests
. [ Confer French manifeste
. See Manifest
, and confer Manifesto
.] 1. A public declaration; an open statement; a manifesto. See Manifesto .
[ Obsolete] 2. A list or invoice of a ship's cargo, containing a description by marks, numbers, etc., of each package of goods, to be exhibited at the customhouse. Bouvier.
Manifest transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Manifested
; present participle & verbal noun Manifesting
.] 1. To show plainly; to make to appear distinctly, -- usually to the mind; to put beyond question or doubt; to display; to exhibit.
There is nothing hid which shall not be manifested . Mark iv. 22.
Thy life did manifest thou lovedst me not. Shak. 2. To exhibit the manifests or prepared invoices of; to declare at the customhouse. Syn.
-- To reveal; declare; evince; make known; disclose; discover; display.
Manifestable adjective Such as can be manifested.
[ Latin manifestatio
: confer F. manifestation
.] The act of manifesting or disclosing, or the state of being manifested; discovery to the eye or to the understanding; also, that which manifests; exhibition; display; revelation; as, the manifestation of God's power in creation.
The secret manner in which acts of mercy ought to be performed, requires this public manifestation of them at the great day. Atterbury.
Manifestible adjective Manifestable.
Manifestly adverb In a manifest manner.
Manifestness noun The quality or state of being manifest; obviousness.
; plural Manifestoes
. [ Italian manifesto
. See Manifest
, noun & adjective
] A public declaration, usually of a prince, sovereign, or other person claiming large powers, showing his intentions, or proclaiming his opinions and motives in reference to some act done or contemplated by him; as, a manifesto declaring the purpose of a prince to begin war, and explaining his motives. Bouvier.
it was proposed to draw up a manifesto , setting forth the grounds and motives of our taking arms. Addison.
Frederick, in a public manifesto , appealed to the Empire against the insolent pretensions of the pope. Milman.
[ Anglo-Saxon manigfeald
. See Many
, and Fold
.] 1. Various in kind or quality; many in number; numerous; multiplied; complicated.
O Lord, how manifold are thy works! Ps. civ. 24.
I know your manifold transgressions. Amos v. 12. 2. Exhibited at divers times or in various ways; -- used to qualify nouns in the singular number.
wisdom of God." Eph. iii. 10.
grace of God." 1 Pet. iv. 10. Manifold writing
, a process or method by which several copies, as of a letter, are simultaneously made, sheets of coloring paper being infolded with thin sheets of plain paper upon which the marks made by a stylus or a type-writer are transferred.
1. A copy of a writing made by the manifold process. 2. (Mech.) A cylindrical pipe fitting, having a number of lateral outlets, for connecting one pipe with several others. 3. plural The third stomach of a ruminant animal. [ Local, U.S.]
Manifold transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Manifolded
; present participle & verbal noun Manifolding
.] To take copies of by the process of manifold writing; as, to manifold a letter.
Manifolded adjective Having many folds, layers, or plates; as, a manifolded shield. [ Obsolete]
Manifoldly adverb In a manifold manner.
1. Multiplicity. Sherwood. 2. (Math.) A generalized concept of magnitude.
Maniform adjective [ Latin manus hand + -form .] Shaped like the hand.
[ Italian maniglio
, bracelet, handle. Confer Manilio
.] (Gun.) Either one of two handles on the back of a piece of ordnance.
Manihoc, Manihot noun See Manioc .
[ OD. manneken
, dim. of man
man. See Man
, and -kin
.] 1. A little man; a dwarf; a pygmy; a manakin. 2. A model of the human body, made of papier- mache or other material, commonly in detachable pieces, for exhibiting the different parts and organs, their relative position, etc.
Manila, Manilla adjective Of or pertaining to Manila or Manilla, the capital of the Philippine Islands; made in, or exported from, that city. Manila cheroot or cigar , a cheroot or cigar made of tobacco grown in the Philippine Islands. -- Manila hemp , a fibrous material obtained from the Musa textilis , a plant allied to the banana, growing in the Philippine and other East India islands; - - called also by the native name abaca . From it matting, canvas, ropes, and cables are made. -- Manila paper , a durable brown or buff paper made of Manila hemp, used as a wrapping paper, and as a cheap printing and writing paper. The name is also given to inferior papers, made of other fiber.
Manilio noun See Manilla , 1. Sir T. Herbert.
Manilla noun [ Spanish manilla ; confer Italian maniglio , maniglia ; F. manille ; Portuguese manilha ; all from Latin manus hand, and formed after the analogy of Latin monile , plural monilia , necklace: confer French manille .]
1. A ring worn upon the arm or leg as an ornament, especially among the tribes of Africa. 2. A piece of copper of the shape of a horseshoe, used as money by certain tribes of the west coast of Africa. Simmonds.
Manilla adjective Same as Manila .
[ French] See 1st Manilla , 1.