Manrope Man"rope` noun (Nautical) One of the side ropes to the gangway of a ship. Totten.
Mansard roof Man"sard roof" [ So called from its inventor, François Mansard , or Mansart , a distinguished French architect, who died in 1666.] (Architecture) A hipped curb roof; that is, a roof having on all sides two slopes, the lower one being steeper than the upper one.
Manse Manse noun [ Late Latin mansa , mansus , mansum , a farm, from Latin manere , mansum , to stay, dwell. See Mansion , Manor .] 1. A dwelling house, generally with land attached. 2. The parsonage; a clergyman's house. [ Scot.] Capital manse , the manor house, or lord's court.
Manservant Man"serv`ant noun A male servant.
Mansion Man"sion noun
[ Old French mansion
, French maison
, from Latin mansio
a staying, remaining, a dwelling, habitation, from manere
, to stay, dwell; akin to Greek .... Confer Manse
.] 1. A dwelling place, -- whether a part or whole of a house or other shelter.
In my Father's house are many mansions . John xiv. 2.
These poets near our princes sleep, Den...am. 2. The house of the lord of a manor; a manor house; hence: Any house of considerable size or pretension. 3. (Astrol.) A twelfth part of the heavens; a house. See 1st House , 8. Chaucer. 4. The place in the heavens occupied each day by the moon in its monthly revolution.
And in one grave their mansions keep.
The eight and twenty mansions Chaucer. Mansion house
That longen to the moon .
, the house in which one resides; specifically, in London and some other cities, the official residence of the Lord Mayor. Blackstone.
Mansion Man"sion intransitive verb To dwell; to reside. [ Obsolete] Mede.
Mansionary Man"sion·a·ry adjective Resident; residentiary; as, mansionary canons.
Mansionry Man"sion·ry noun The state of dwelling or residing; occupancy as a dwelling place. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Manslaughter Man"slaugh`ter noun 1. The slaying of a human being; destruction of men. Milton. 2. (Law) The unlawful killing of a man, either in negligence or incidentally to the commission of some unlawful act, but without specific malice, or upon a sudden excitement of anger.
Manslayer Man"slay`er noun One who kills a human being; one who commits manslaughter.
Manstealer Man"steal`er noun A person who steals or kidnaps a human being or beings.
Manstealing Man"steal`ing noun The act or business of stealing or kidnaping human beings, especially with a view to e...slave them.
Mansuete Man"suete adjective [ Latin mansuetus , past participle of mansuescere to tame; manus hand + suescere to accustom: confer French mansuet .] Tame; gentle; kind. [ Obsolete] Ray.
Mansuetude Man"sue·tude noun [ Latin mansuetudo : confer French mansuétude .] Tameness; gentleness; mildness. [ Archaic]
Manswear Man"swear` intransitive verb To swear falsely. Same as Mainswear .
Manta Man"ta noun [ From the native name.] (Zoology) See Cephaloptera and Sea devil .
Mantchoo Mant·choo" adjective & noun Same as Manchu .
Manteau Man`teau" noun
, English Manteaus
. [ French See Mantle
] 1. A woman's cloak or mantle. 2. A gown worn by women.
Mantel Man"tel noun [ The same word as mantle a garment; confer French manteau de cheminée . See Mantle .] (Architecture) The finish around a fireplace, covering the chimney-breast in front and sometimes on both sides; especially, a shelf above the fireplace, and its supports. [ Written also mantle .]
Mantelet Man"tel·et noun
[ French, dim. of manteau
, Old French mantel
. See Mantle
.] 1. (a) A short cloak formerly worn by knights. (b) A short cloak or mantle worn by women.
A mantelet upon his shoulders hanging. Chaucer. 2. (Fort.) A musket-proof shield of rope, wood, or metal, which is sometimes used for the protection of sappers or riflemen while attacking a fortress, or of gunners at embrasures; -- now commonly written mantlet .
Mantelletta Man`tel·let"ta noun [ Italian mantelletta . See Mantelet .] (R. C. Ch.) A silk or woolen vestment without sleeves worn by cardinals, bishops, abbots, and the prelates of the Roman court. It has a low collar, is fastened in front, and reaches almost to the knees.
Mantelpiece Man"tel·piece` noun Same as Mantel .
Mantelshelf Man"tel·shelf` noun The shelf of a mantel.
Manteltree Man"tel·tree` noun (Architecture) The lintel of a fireplace when of wood, as frequently in early houses.
Mantic Man"tic adjective [ Greek ... prophetic.] Of or pertaining to divination, or to the condition of one inspired, or supposed to be inspired, by a deity; prophetic. [ R.] " Mantic fury." Trench.
Mantilla Man·til"la noun [ Spanish See Mantle .] 1. A lady's light cloak of cape of silk, velvet, lace, or the like. 2. A kind of veil, covering the head and falling down upon the shoulders; -- worn in Spain, Mexico, etc.
Mantis Man"tis noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... a prophet.] (Zoology) Any one of numerous species of voracious orthopterous insects of the genus Mantis , and allied genera. They are remarkable for their slender grotesque forms, and for holding their stout anterior legs in a manner suggesting hands folded in prayer. The common American species is M. Carolina . Mantis shrimp . (Zoology) See Sguilla .
Mantispid Man·tis"pid noun (Zoology) Any neuropterous insect of the genus Mantispa , and allied genera. The larvæ feed on plant lice. Also used adjectively. See Illust. under Neuroptera .
Mantissa Man·tis·sa noun [ Latin , an addition, makeweight; of Tuscan origin.] (Math.) The decimal part of a logarithm, as distinguished from the integral part, or characteristic .
Mantle Man"tle noun
[ Middle English mantel
, Old French mantel
, French manteau
, from Latin mantellum
, a cloth, napkin, cloak, mantle (cf. mantele
, towel, napkin); probably from manus
hand + the root of tela
cloth. See Manual
, and confer Mandil
.] 1. A loose garment to be worn over other garments; an enveloping robe; a cloak. Hence, figuratively, a covering or concealing envelope.
[ The] children are clothed with mantles of satin. Bacon.
The green mantle of the standing pool. Shak.
Now Nature hangs her mantle green Burns. 2. (Her.) Same as Mantling . 3. (Zoology) (a) The external fold, or folds, of the soft, exterior membrane of the body of a mollusk. It usually forms a cavity inclosing the gills. See Illusts . of Buccinum , and Byssus . (b) Any free, outer membrane. (c) The back of a bird together with the folded wings. 4. (Architecture) A mantel. See Mantel . 5. The outer wall and casing of a blast furnace, above the hearth. Raymond. 6. (Hydraulic Engin.) A penstock for a water wheel.
On every blooming tree.
Mantle Man"tle transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Mantled ; present participle & verbal noun Mantling .] To cover or envelop, as with a mantle; to cloak; to hide; to disguise. Shak.
Mantle Man"tle intransitive verb 1. To unfold and spread out the wings, like a mantle; -- said of hawks. Also used figuratively.
Ne is there hawk which mantleth on her perch. Spenser.
Or tend his sparhawk mantling in her mew. Bp. Hall.
My frail fancy fed with full delight. Spenser. 2. To spread out; -- said of wings.
Doth bathe in bliss, and mantleth most at ease.
The swan, with arched neck Milton. 3. To spread over the surface as a covering; to overspread; as, the scum mantled on the pool.
Between her white wings mantling proudly, rows.
Though mantled in her cheek the blood. Sir W. Scott. 4. To gather, assume, or take on, a covering, as froth, scum, etc.
There is a sort of men whose visages Shak.
Do cream and mantle like a standing pond.
Nor bowl of wassail mantle warm. Tennyson.
Mantlet Man"tlet noun See Mantelet .
Mantling Man"tling noun (Her.) The representation of a mantle, or the drapery behind and around a coat of arms: -- called also lambrequin .
Manto Man"to noun [ Italian or Spanish manto , abbrev., from Latin mantelum . See Mantle .] See Manteau . [ Obsolete] Bailey.
Mantologist Man·tol"o·gist noun One who is skilled in mantology; a diviner. [ R.]
Mantology Man·tol"o·gy noun [ Greek ... prophet + -logy .] The act or art of divination. [ R.]
Mantra Man"tra noun [ Sanskrit ] A prayer; an invocation; a religious formula; a charm. [ India] » Among the Hindoos each caste and tribe has a mantra peculiar to itself; as, the mantra of the Brahmans. Balfour (Cyc. of India).
Mantrap Man"trap` noun 1. A trap for catching trespassers. [ Eng.] 2. A dangerous place, as an open hatch, into which one may fall.
Mantua Man"tu·a noun 1. A superior kind of rich silk formerly exported from Mantua in Italy. [ Obsolete] Beck (Draper's Dict.). 2. A woman's cloak or mantle; also, a woman's gown. [ Obsolete]
Mantuamaker Man"tu·a·mak`er noun One who makes dresses, cloaks, etc., for women; a dressmaker.
Mantuan Man"tu·an adjective Of or pertaining to Mantua. -- noun A native or inhabitant of Mantua.
Manu Ma"nu noun [ Sanskrit ] (Hind. Myth.) One of a series of progenitors of human beings, and authors of human wisdom.
Manual Man"u·al (măn"u* a l) adjective [ Middle English manuel , French manuel , Latin manualis , from manus hand; probably akin to Anglo-Saxon mund hand, protection, Old High German munt , German münd el a ward, vor mund guardian, Icelandic mund hand. Confer Emancipate , Legerdemain , Maintain , Manage , Manner , Manure , Mound a hill.] Of or pertaining to the hand; done or made by the hand; as, manual labor; the king's sign manual . " Manual and ocular examination." Tatham. Manual alphabet . See Dactylology . -- Manual exercise (Mil.) the exercise by which soldiers are taught the use of their muskets and other arms. -- Seal manual , the impression of a seal worn on the hand as a ring. -- Sign manual . See under Sign .
Manual Man"u·al noun
[ Confer French manuel
, Late Latin manuale
. See Manual
] 1. A small book, such as may be carried in the hand, or conveniently handled; a handbook; specifically, the service book of the Roman Catholic Church.
This manual of laws, styled the Confessor's Laws. Sir M. Hale. 2. (Mus.) A keyboard of an organ or harmonium for the fingers, as distinguished from the pedals; a clavier, or set of keys. Moore (Encyc. of Music). 3. (Mil.) A prescribed exercise in the systematic handing of a weapon; as, the manual of arms; the manual of the sword; the manual of the piece (cannon, mortar, etc.).
Manualist Man"u·al·ist noun One who works with the hands; an artificer.
Manually Man"u·al·ly adverb By hand.
Manuary Man"u·a·ry adjective [ Latin manuarius , from manus hand.] Manual. -- noun An artificer. [ Obsolete] Bp. Hall.
Manubial Ma·nu"bi·al adjective [ Latin manubialis , from manubiae money obtained from the sale of booty, booty.] Belonging to spoils; taken in war. [ Obsolete] Bailey.
Manubrial Ma·nu"bri·al adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to a manubrium; shaped like a manubrium; handlelike.
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