Definitions for Manualˈmæn yu əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. manual(noun)

    a small handbook

  2. manual of arms, manual(adj)

    (military) a prescribed drill in handling a rifle

  3. manual(adj)

    of or relating to the hands

    "manual dexterity"

  4. manual(adj)

    requiring human effort

    "a manual transmission"

  5. manual(a)(adj)

    doing or requiring physical work

    "manual labor"; "manual laborer"


  1. Manual(ProperNoun)

    : a rare spelling variant of Manuel, sometimes considered erratic.

  2. Origin: From manuel, manuel, from manualis, from manus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Manual(adj)

    of or pertaining to the hand; done or made by the hand; as, manual labor; the king's sign manual

  2. Manual(adj)

    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

  3. Manual(adj)

    a keyboard of an organ or harmonium for the fingers, as distinguished from the pedals; a clavier, or set of keys

  4. Manual(adj)

    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.)


  1. Manual

    A manual is a musical keyboard designed to be played with the hands, on an instrument such as a pipe organ, harpsichord, clavichord, electronic organ, or synthesizer. The term "manual" is used with regard to any hand keyboard on these instruments to distinguish it from the pedalboard, which is a keyboard that the organist plays with his or her feet. It is proper to use "manual" rather than "keyboard," then, when referring to the hand keyboards on any instrument that has a pedalboard.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Manual' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4118

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Manual' in Nouns Frequency: #2333

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Manual' in Adjectives Frequency: #884

Translations for Manual

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • يدوي, كتيب, كتيب التشغيلArabic
  • ручны́, даве́днікBelarusian
  • ръченBulgarian
  • manuál, manuální, příručka, ručníCzech
  • cyfarwyddiadurWelsh
  • manualDanish
  • Schaltgetriebe, Handbuch, Manual, manuellGerman
  • εγχειρίδιο, πληκτρολόγιο, χειροκίνητοςGreek
  • manualSpanish
  • käsiraamatEstonian
  • manuaalinen, manuaali, koskettimisto, käsivarainen, sormio, käsikäyttöinen, käsikirja, ohjekirjaFinnish
  • manuelle, manuelFrench
  • méarchlárIrish
  • manualGalician
  • kézi, kézikönyv, kalauz, billentyűzetHungarian
  • manuale, guida, libretto delle istruzioniItalian
  • 手引き, 説明書, マニュアル, 手動Japanese
  • 안내서Korean
  • мануал, рачен менувач, клавијатура, прирачник, рачен, упатствоMacedonian
  • handmatig, handleiding, handboek, manueel, met de handDutch
  • podręcznik, ręcznyPolish
  • manualPortuguese
  • manual, cutie de vitezeRomanian
  • руководство, ручной, клавиатура, инструкцияRussian
  • príručnīk, rȕčnīSerbo-Croatian
  • ručný, manuálnySlovak
  • elementarbok, växelspak, manual, manuell, handbok, klaviatur, bruksanvisningSwedish
  • інструкціяUkrainian

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