Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Manuary adjective [ Latin manuarius , from manus hand.] Manual. -- noun An artificer. [ Obsolete] Bp. Hall.

Manubial adjective [ Latin manubialis , from manubiae money obtained from the sale of booty, booty.] Belonging to spoils; taken in war. [ Obsolete] Bailey.

Manubrial adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to a manubrium; shaped like a manubrium; handlelike.

Manubrium noun ; plural Latin Manubria , English Manubriums . [ Latin , handle, from manus hand.]


1. (Anat.) A handlelike process or part; esp., the anterior segment of the sternum, or presternum, and the handlelike process of the malleus.

2. (Zoology) The proboscis of a jellyfish; -- called also hypostoma . See Illust. of Hydromedusa .

Manucode noun [ Javanese manukdewata the bird of the gods: confer French manucode .] (Zoology) Any bird of the genus Manucodia , of Australia and New Guinea. They are related to the bird of paradise.

Manuducent noun One who leads by the hand; a manuductor. [ Obsolete]

Manuduction noun [ Latin manus hand + ductio a leading, ducere to lead: confer French manuduction .] Guidance by the hand. [ Obsolete] Glanvill. South.

Manuductor noun [ Latin manus the hand + ductor a leader, ducere to lead: confer French manuducteur .] (Mus.) A conductor; an officer in the ancient church who gave the signal for the choir to sing, and who beat time with the hand, and regulated the music. Moore (Encyc. of Music.)

Manufactory noun ; plural -ries . [ Confer Latin factorium an oil press, prop., place where something is made. See Manufacture .]
1. Manufacture. [ Obsolete]

2. A building or place where anything is manufactured; a factory.

Manufactory adjective Pertaining to manufacturing.

Manufactural adjective Of or pertaining to manufactures. [ R.]

Manufacture noun [ Latin manus the hand + factura a making, from facere to make: confer French manufacture . See Manual , and Fact .]
1. The operation of making wares or any products by hand, by machinery, or by other agency.

2. Anything made from raw materials by the hand, by machinery, or by art, as cloths, iron utensils, shoes, machinery, saddlery, etc.

Manufacture transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Manufactured ; present participle & verbal noun Manufacturing .] [ Confer French manufacturer .]
1. To make (wares or other products) by hand, by machinery, or by other agency; as, to manufacture cloth, nails, glass, etc.

2. To work, as raw or partly wrought materials, into suitable forms for use; as, to manufacture wool, cotton, silk, or iron.

Manufacture intransitive verb To be employed in manufacturing something.

Manufacturer noun One who manufactures.

Manufacturing adjective
1. Employed, or chiefly employed, in manufacture; as, a manufacturing community; a manufacturing town.

2. Pertaining to manufacture; as, manufacturing projects.

Manul noun (Zoology) A wild cat ( Felis manul ), having long, soft, light- colored fur. It is found in the mountains of Central Asia, and dwells among rocks.

Manumise transitive verb [ See Manumit .] To manumit. [ Obsolete] Dryden.

Manumission noun [ Latin manumissio : confer French manumission . See Manumit .] The act of manumitting, or of liberating a slave from bondage. "Given to slaves at their manumission ." Arbuthnot.

Manumit transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Manumitted ; present participle & verbal noun Manumitting .] [ Latin manumittere , manumissum ; manus the hand + mittere to send, to send off. See Manual , and Missile .] To release from slavery; to liberate from personal bondage or servitude; to free, as a slave. " Manumitted slaves." Hume.

Manumotive adjective [ Latin manus the hand + English motive .] Movable by hand. [ R.]

Manumotor noun [ Latin manus the hand + English motor .] A small wheel carriage, so constructed that a person sitting in it may move it.

Manurable adjective
1. Capable of cultivation. [ Obsolete] Sir M. Hale.

2. Capable of receiving a fertilizing substance.

Manurage noun Cultivation. [ Obsolete] Warner.

Manurance noun Cultivation. [ Obsolete] Spenser.

Manure (mȧ*nūr") transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Manured ; present participle & verbal noun Manuring .] [ Contr, from Old French manuvrer , manovrer , to work with the hand, to cultivate by manual labor, French manœuvrer . See Manual , Ure , Opera , and confer Inure .]
1. To cultivate by manual labor; to till; hence, to develop by culture. [ Obsolete]

To whom we gave the strand for to manure .
Surrey.

Manure thyself then; to thyself be improved;
And with vain, outward things be no more moved.
Donne.

2. To apply manure to; to enrich, as land, by the application of a fertilizing substance.

The blood of English shall manure the ground.
Shak.

Manure (mȧ*nūr") noun Any matter which makes land productive; a fertilizing substance, as the contents of stables and barnyards, dung, decaying animal or vegetable substances, etc. Dryden.

Manurement noun [ Confer Old French manouvrement .] Cultivation. [ Obsolete] W. Wotton.

Manurer noun One who manures land.

Manurial adjective Relating to manures.

Manuring noun The act of process of applying manure; also, the manure applied.

Manus noun ; plural Manus . [ Latin , the hand.] (Anat.) The distal segment of the fore limb, including the carpus and fore foot or hand.

Manuscript adjective [ Latin manu scriptus . See Manual , and Scribe .] Written with or by the hand; not printed; as, a manuscript volume.

Manuscript noun [ Late Latin manuscriptum , lit., something written with the hand. See Manuscript , adjective ]
1. A literary or musical composition written with the hand, as distinguished from a printed copy.

2. Writing, as opposed to print; as, the book exists only in manuscript . Craik.

» The word is often abbreviated to MS ., plural MSS .

Manuscriptal adjective Manuscript. [ Obsolete]

Manutenency noun [ Latin manus hand + tenere to hold.] Maintenance. [ Obsolete] Abp. Sancroft.

Manway noun A small passageway, as in a mine, that a man may pass through. Raymond.

Manx adjective Of or pertaining to the Isle of Man, or its inhabitants; as, the Manx language.

Manx cat (Zoology) , a breed of domestic cats having a rudimentary tail, containing only about three vertebrae. -- Manx shearwater (Zoology) , an oceanic bird ( Puffinus anglorum , or P. puffinus ), called also Manx petrel , Manx puffin . It was formerly abundant in the Isle of Man.

Manx noun The language of the inhabitants of the Isle of Man, a dialect of the Celtic.

Many noun [ See Meine , Mansion .] A retinue of servants; a household. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Many adjective or pron. [ It has no variation to express degrees of comparison; more and most , which are used for the comparative and superlative degrees, are from a different root.] [ Middle English mani , moni , Anglo-Saxon manig , mænig , monig ; akin to Dutch menig , Old Saxon & Old High German manag , German manch , Danish mange , Swedish månge , Goth. manags , OSlav. mnog' , Russian mnogii ; confer Icelandic margr , Prov. English mort . √103.] Consisting of a great number; numerous; not few.

Thou shalt be a father of many nations.
Gen. xvii. 4.

Not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called.
1 Cor. i. 26.

» Many is freely prefixed to participles, forming compounds which need no special explanation; as, many- angled, many- celled, many- eyed, many- footed, many- handed, many- leaved, many- lettered, many- named, many- peopled, many- petaled, many- seeded, many- syllabled (polysyllabic), many- tongued, many- voiced, many- wived, and the like. Comparison is often expressed by many with as or so . "As many as were willing hearted . . . brought bracelets." Exod. xxxv. 22. "So many laws argue so many sins." Milton. Many stands with a singular substantive with a or an .

Many a , a large number taken distributively; each one of many. "For thy sake have I shed many a tear." Shak. "Full many a gem of purest ray serene." Gray. -- Many one , many a one; many persons. Bk. of Com. Prayer. -- The many , the majority; -- opposed to the few . See Many , noun -- Too many , too numerous; hence, too powerful; as, they are too many for us. L'Estrange.

Syn. -- Numerous; multiplied; frequent; manifold; various; divers; sundry.

Many noun [ Anglo-Saxon menigeo , menigo , menio , multitude; akin to German menge , Old High German managī , menigī , Goth. managei . See Many , adjective ]
1. The populace; the common people; the majority of people, or of a community.

After him the rascal many ran.
Spenser.

2. A large or considerable number.

A many of our bodies shall no doubt
Find native graves.
Shak.

Seeing a great many in rich gowns.
Addison.

It will be concluded by many that he lived like an honest man.
Fielding.

» In this sense, many is connected immediately with another substantive (without of ) to show of what the many consists; as, a good many [ of] people think so.

He is liable to a great many inconveniences.
Tillotson.

Many-minded adjective Having many faculties; versatile; many-sided.

Many-sided adjective
1. Having many sides; -- said of figures. Hence, presenting many questions or subjects for consideration; as, a many-sided topic.

2. Interested in, and having an aptitude for, many unlike pursuits or objects of attention; versatile.

-- Ma"ny-sid`ed*ness , noun

Manyplies noun [ Many , adj. + plies , plural of ply a fold.] (Anat.) The third division, or that between the reticulum, or honeycomb stomach, and the abomasum, or rennet stomach, in the stomach of ruminants; the omasum; the psalterium. So called from the numerous folds in its mucous membrane. See Illust of Ruminant .

Manyways, Manywise adverb In many different ways; variously.

Manzanilla noun (Olive Trade) A kind of small roundish olive with a small freestone pit, a fine skin, and a peculiar bitterish flavor. Manzanillas are commonly pitted and stuffed with Spanish pimientos.

Manzanita noun [ Spanish , dim. of munzana an apple.] (Botany) A name given to several species of Arctostaphylos , but mostly to A. glauca and A. pungens , shrubs of California, Oregon, etc., with reddish smooth bark, ovate or oval coriaceous evergreen leaves, and bearing clusters of red berries, which are said to be a favorite food of the grizzly bear.

Maori noun ; plural Maoris (Ethnol.) One of the aboriginal inhabitants of New Zealand; also, the original language of New Zealand. -- adjective Of or pertaining to the Maoris or to their language.