Webster's Dictionary, 1913
; plural Men-of-war
. A government vessel employed for the purposes of war, esp. one of large size; a ship of war. Man-of-war bird (Zoology)
, The frigate bird; also applied to the skua gulls, and to the wandering albatross.
-- Man-of-war hawk (Zoology)
, the frigate bird.
-- Man-of- war's man
, a sailor serving in a ship of war.
-- Portuguese man-of-war (Zoology)
, any species of the genus Physalia . See Physalia .
Manioc noun [ Portuguese mandioca , from Braz.] (Botany) The tropical plants ( Manihot utilissima , and M. Aipi ), from which cassava and tapioca are prepared; also, cassava. [ Written also mandioc , manihoc , manihot .]
[ Latin manipulus
, a handful, a certain number of soldiers; manus
hand + root of plere
to fill, plenus
full: confer French maniple
. See Manual
, and Full
] 1. A handful.
[ R.] B. Jonson. 2. A division of the Roman army numbering sixty men exclusive of officers; any small body of soldiers; a company. Milton. 3. Originally, a napkin; later, an ornamental band or scarf worn upon the left arm as a part of the vestments of a priest in the Roman Catholic Church. It is sometimes worn in the English Church service.
Manipular adjective [ Latin manipularis : confer French manipulaire .]
1. Of or pertaining to the maniple, or company. 2. Manipulatory; as, manipular operations.
Manipulate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Manipulated
; present participle & verbal noun Manipulating
.] [ Late Latin manipulatus
, past participle of manipulare
to lead by the hand, from Latin manipulus
. See Maniple
.] 1. To treat, work, or operate with the hands, especially when knowledge and dexterity are required; to manage in hand work; to handle; as, to manipulate scientific apparatus. 2. To control the action of, by management; as, to manipulate a convention of delegates; to manipulate the stock market; also, to manage artfully or fraudulently; as, to manipulate accounts, or election returns.
Manipulate intransitive verb To use the hands in dexterous operations; to do hand work; specifically, to manage the apparatus or instruments used in scientific work, or in artistic or mechanical processes; also, specifically, to use the hand in mesmeric operations.
[ Confer French manipulation
.] 1. The act or process of manipulating, or the state of being manipulated; the act of handling work by hand; use of the hands, in an artistic or skillful manner, in science or art.
Manipulation is to the chemist like the external senses to the mind. Whewell. 2. The use of the hands in mesmeric operations. 3. Artful management; as, the manipulation of political bodies; sometimes, a management or treatment for purposes of deception or fraud.
Manipulative adjective Of or pertaining to manipulation; performed by manipulation.
Manipulator noun One who manipulates.
Manipulatory (mȧ*nĭp"u*lȧ*to*rȳ) adjective Of or pertaining to manipulation.
[ New Latin , from Latin manes
the ghosts or shades of the dead. So called from its dismal appearance, and because it seeks for its food by night.] (Zoology) A genus of edentates, covered with large, hard, triangular scales, with sharp edges that overlap each other like tiles on a roof. They inhabit the warmest parts of Asia and Africa, and feed on ants. Called also Scaly anteater . See Pangolin .
Manito, Manitou Man"i*tu noun A name given by tribes of American Indians to a great spirit, whether good or evil, or to any object of worship. Tylor.
Gitche Manito the mighty, Longfellow.
The Great Spirit, the creator,
Smiled upon his helpless children!
Mitche Manito the mighty, Longfellow.
He the dreadful Spirit of Evil,
As a serpent was depicted.
[ Latin manus
hand + English trunk
.] (Zoology) The anterior segment of the thorax in insects. See Insect .
[ Anglo-Saxon mancynn
. See Kin
] 1. The human race; man, taken collectively.
The proper study of mankind is man. Pore. 2. Men, as distinguished from women; the male portion of human race. Lev. xviii. 22. 3. Human feelings; humanity.
[ Obs] B. Jonson.
Mankind adjective Manlike; not womanly; masculine; bold; cruel.
Are women grown so mankind ? Must they be wooing? Beau. & Fl.
Be not too mankind against your wife. Chapman.
(mănks) prop. adjective Of or pertaining to the language or people of the Isle of Man.
-- noun The language spoken in the Isle of Man. See Manx .
1. Destitute of men. Bakon. 2. Unmanly; inhuman. [ Obsolete] Chapman.
Manlessly adverb Inhumanly. [ Obsolete]
.] Like man, or like a man, in form or nature; having the qualities of a man, esp. the nobler qualities; manly.
" Gentle, manlike
speech." Testament of Love.
" A right manlike
man." Sir P. Sidney.
In glaring Chloe's manlike taste and mien. Shenstone.
Manliness noun The quality or state of being manly.
Manling noun A little man. [ Obsolete] B. Jonson.
[ Compar. Manlier
; superl. Manliest
.] [ Man
. Confer Manlike
.] Having qualities becoming to a man; not childish or womanish; manlike, esp. brave, courageous, resolute, noble.
Let's briefly put on manly readiness. Shak.
Serene and manly , hardened to sustain Dryden. Syn.
The load of life.
-- Bold; daring; brave; courageous; firm; undaunted; hardy; dignified; stately.
Manly adverb In a manly manner; with the courage and fortitude of a manly man; as, to act manly .
[ Latin , from Greek ma`nna
, Hebrew mān
; confer Arabic mann
, properly, gift (of heaven).] 1. (Script.) The food supplied to the Israelites in their journey through the wilderness of Arabia; hence, divinely supplied food. Ex. xvi. 15. 2. (Botany) A name given to lichens of the genus Lecanora , sometimes blown into heaps in the deserts of Arabia and Africa, and gathered and used as food. 3. (Bot. & Med.) A sweetish exudation in the form of pale yellow friable flakes, coming from several trees and shrubs and used in medicine as a gentle laxative, as the secretion of Fraxinus Ornus , and F. rotundifolia , the manna ashes of Southern Europe.
» Persian manna
is the secretion of the camel's thorn (see Camel's thorn
, under Camel
); Tamarisk manna
, that of the Tamarisk mannifera
, a shrub of Western Asia; Australian, manna
, that of certain species of eucalyptus; Briançon manna
, that of the European larch. Manna grass (Botany)
, a name of several tall slender grasses of the genus Glyceria . they have long loose panicles, and grow in moist places. Nerved manna grass is Glyceria nervata , and Floating manna grass is G. fluitans .
-- Manna insect (Zoöl)
, a scale insect ( Gossyparia mannipara ), which causes the exudation of manna from the Tamarix tree in Arabia.
Manna croup (krōp`). [ Manna + Russian & Pol. krupa groats, grits.]
1. The portions of hard wheat kernels not ground into flour by the millstones: a kind of semolina prepared in Russia and used for puddings, soups, etc. -- called also manna groats . 2. The husked grains of manna grass.
[ Middle English manere
, French manière
, from Old French manier
, adj., manual, skillful, handy, from (assumed) Late Latin manarius
, for Latin manuarius
belonging to the hand, from manus
the hand. See Manual
.] 1. Mode of action; way of performing or effecting anything; method; style; form; fashion.
The nations which thou hast removed, and placed in the cities of Samaria, know not the manner of the God of the land. 2 Kings xvii. 26.
The temptations of prosperity insinuate themselves after a gentle, but very powerful, manner . Atterbury. 2. Characteristic mode of acting, conducting, carrying one's self, or the like; bearing; habitual style.
Specifically: (a) Customary method of acting; habit.
Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them. Acts xvii. 2.
Air and manner are more expressive than words. Richardson. (b) plural Carriage; behavior; deportment; also, becoming behavior; well-bred carriage and address.
Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices. Emerson. (c) The style of writing or thought of an author; characteristic peculiarity of an artist. 3. Certain degree or measure; as, it is in a manner done already.
The bread is in a manner common. 1 Sam. xxi.5. 4. Sort; kind; style; -- in this application sometimes having the sense of a plural, sorts or kinds.
Ye tithe mint, and rue, and all manner of herbs. Luke xi. 42.
I bid thee say, Coleridge.
What manner of man art thou?
» In old usage, of
was often omitted after manner
, when employed in this sense. "A manner
Latin corrupt was her speech." Chaucer. By any manner of means
, in any way possible; by any sort of means.
-- To be taken in, or with the manner
. [ A corruption of to be taken in the mainor
. See Mainor
.] To be taken in the very act.
[ Obsolete] See Mainor
. -- To make one's manners
, to make a bow or courtesy; to offer salutation.
-- Manners bit
, a portion left in a dish for the sake of good manners. Hallwell. Syn.
-- Method; mode; custom; habit; fashion; air; look; mien; aspect; appearance. See Method
Mannered adjective 1. Having a certain way, esp. a polite way, of carrying and conducting one's self.
Give her princely training, that she may be Shak. 2. Affected with mannerism; marked by excess of some characteristic peculiarity.
Mannered as she is born.
His style is in some degree mannered and confined. Hazlitt.
[ Confer French maniérisme
.] Adherence to a peculiar style or manner; a characteristic mode of action, bearing, or treatment, carried to excess, especially in literature or art.
Mannerism is pardonable,and is sometimes even agreeable, when the manner, though vicious, is natural . . . . But a mannerism which does not sit easy on the mannerist, which has been adopted on principle, and which can be sustained only by constant effort, is always offensive. Macaulay.
[ Confer French maniériste
.] One addicted to mannerism; a person who, in action, bearing, or treatment, carries characteristic peculiarities to excess. See citation under Mannerism .
Mannerliness noun The quality or state of being mannerly; civility; complaisance. Sir M. Hale.
Mannerly adjective Showing good manners; civil; respectful; complaisant.
What thou thinkest meet, and is most mannerly . Shak.
Mannerly adverb With good manners. Shak.
Mannheim gold [ From Mannheim in Germany, where much of it was made.] A kind of brass made in imitation of gold. It contains eighty per cent of copper and twenty of zinc. Ure.
Mannide noun [ Mann ite + anhydr ide .] (Chemistry) A white amorphous or crystalline substance, obtained by dehydration of mannite, and distinct from, but convertible into, mannitan.
+ - ish
: confer Anglo-Saxon mennisc
.] 1. Resembling a human being in form or nature; human. Chaucer.
But yet it was a figure Gower. 2. Resembling, suitable to, or characteristic of, a man, manlike, masculine. Chaucer.
Most like to mannish creature.
A woman impudent and mannish grown. Shak. 3. Fond of men; -- said of a woman.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Mannitan noun [ Mannite + an hydrite.] (Chemistry) A white amorphous or crystalline substance obtained by the partial dehydration of mannite.
Mannitate noun (Chemistry) A salt of mannitic acid.
[ Confer French mannite
.] 1. (Chemistry) A white crystalline substance of a sweet taste obtained from a so-called manna , the dried sap of the flowering ash ( Fraxinus ornus ); -- called also mannitol , and hydroxy hexane . Confer Dulcite . 2. (Botany) A sweet white efflorescence from dried fronds of kelp, especially from those of the Laminaria saccharina , or devil's apron.
Mannitic adjective (Chemistry) Of, pertaining to, resembling, or derived from, mannite. Mannitic acid (Chemistry) , a white amorphous substance, intermediate between saccharic acid and mannite, and obtained by the partial oxidation of the latter.
.] (Chemistry) The technical name of mannite. See Mannite .
Mannitose noun (Chemistry) A variety of sugar obtained by the partial oxidation of mannite, and closely resembling levulose.
Mano noun [ Spanish , lit., hand.] The muller, or crushing and grinding stone, used in grinding corn on a metate. [ Mexico & Local U. S.]
Manograph noun [ Greek ... thin, rare + -graph : confer French manographe .] (Engineering) An optical device for making an indicator diagram for high-speed engines. It consists of a light-tight box or camera having at one end a small convex mirror which reflects a beam of light on to the ground glass or photographic plate at the other end. The mirror is pivoted so that it can be moved in one direction by a small plunger operated by an elastic metal diaphragm which closes a tube connected with the engine cylinder. It is also moved at right angles to this direction by a reducing motion, called a reproducer , so as to copy accurately on a smaller scale the motion of the engine piston. The resultant of these two movements imparts to the reflected beam of light a motion similar to that of the pencil of the ordinary indicator, and this can be traced on the sheet of ground glass, or photographed.
[ Greek ... thin, rare + -meter
: confer French manomètre
.] An instrument for measuring the tension or elastic force of gases, steam, etc., constructed usually on the principle of allowing the gas to exert its elastic force in raising a column of mercury in an open tube, or in compressing a portion of air or other gas in a closed tube with mercury or other liquid intervening, or in bending a metallic or other spring so as to set in motion an index; a pressure gauge. See Pressure , and Illust. of Air pump .
Manometric, Manometrical adjective [ Confer French manométrique .] Of or pertaining to the manometer; made by the manometer.
[ Middle English maner
, Old French maneir
habitation, village, French manoir
manor, prop. the Old French inf. maneir
to stay, remain, dwell, Latin manere
, and so called because it was the permanent residence of the lord and of his tenants. See Mansion
, and confer Remain
.] 1. (Eng. Law) The land belonging to a lord or nobleman, or so much land as a lord or great personage kept in his own hands, for the use and subsistence of his family.
My manors , rents, revenues, l forego. Shak.
» In these days, a manor
rather signifies the jurisdiction and royalty incorporeal, than the land or site, for a man may have a manor in gross, as the law terms it, that is, the right and interest of a court-baron, with the perquisites thereto belonging. 2. (American Law) A tract of land occupied by tenants who pay a free-farm rent to the proprietor, sometimes in kind, and sometimes by performing certain stipulated services. Burrill. Manor house
, or Manor seat
, the house belonging to a manor.
Manorial adjective Of or pertaining to a manor. " Manorial claims." Paley.
[ Greek ... thin, rare + -scope
.] Same as Manometer .
Manoscopy noun The science of the determination of the density of vapors and gases.