What does manifesto mean?

Definitions for manifestoˌmæn əˈfɛs toʊ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word manifesto.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. manifesto, pronunciamento(noun)

    a public declaration of intentions (as issued by a political party or government)


  1. manifesto(Noun)

    A public declaration of principles, policies, or intentions, especially that of a political party

  2. manifesto(Verb)

    To issue a manifesto

Webster Dictionary

  1. Manifesto

    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

  2. Origin: [It. manifesto. See Manifest, n. & a.]


  1. Manifesto

    A manifesto is a published verbal declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of the issuer, be it an individual, group, political party or government. A manifesto usually accepts a previously published opinion or public consensus and/or promotes a new idea with prescriptive notions for carrying out changes the author believes should be made. It often is political or artistic in nature, but may present an individual's life stance. Manifestos relating to religious belief are generally referred to as creeds.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Manifesto

    man-i-fest′ō, n. a public written declaration of the intentions, opinions, or motives of a sovereign or of a leader of a party.—v.i. (rare) to issue a manifesto. [It.,—L.; see Manifest.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of manifesto in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of manifesto in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke:

    There was nothing on Faisel Mohammad computer or in Faisel Mohammad dorm room or in the manifesto to suggest any ties to terrorism or terrorists groups.

  2. Deputy Labour Minister Dimitris Stratoulis:

    I repeat: The deal will either be compatible with the basic lines of Syriza's election manifesto, or there will be no deal, the prime minister is negotiating with this in mind.

  3. David Moore:

    There were two themes in the manifesto, he was anti-government, and he certainly had his concerns on the federal government and (was) anti-religion. Those seem to be the two strongest themes.

  4. Clemens Prokop:

    I did not offer any gifts like some candidates did and I am proud of that, secondly there was a reform of anti-doping in my manifesto and thirdly the (recent) coverage of doping in German media and I am proud to be living in a country with a free media landscape.

  5. Ahmed Moosa:

    The late Mr. Archie Augustine (a Roman Catholic) from Estcourt, Kwa Zulu Natal put it beautifully when he said the following about the Qur’an: “Despite your religious or non-religious attitudes, the Holy Qur’aan is a boon to your intellectual and moral strength. Even if you are not concerned with moral issues, then pamper your intellectual curiosity and read the Qur’aan. The greater the level of your education, in any field, or the greater your social or political standing in your community, the more reason why you should procure your own copy of the Book and begin to read it”. “Nothing, but nothing, is left ambiguous or unanswered. It is a Book of Law interwoven in morality till it touches every facet of the human experience. It includes politics, economics, moral behaviour, personal cleanliness and propriety, inter-family relationships, bequests and inheritance, inter-religious respect and tolerance, charity, the sin of taking and of giving commercial interest, the importance of prayer, the belief in ONE GOD, religious-sociology and oneness of humankind. Bring any manner or word, concept or subject matter to mind and you will find, not only a reference to such a matter, but a treatise, succinctly and poignantly illustrating, advising, illuminating and directing”. A POEM ON THE HOLY QURAN WRITTEN SOME 35 YEARS AGO BY THE NINTH PRESIDENT OF INDIA, DR. PANDIT SHANKER DAYAL SHARMA: (IT WAS A COMMAND FOR ACTION. YOU TURNED IT INTO A BOOK OF PRAYER.) (IT WAS A BOOK TO UNDERSTAND. YOU READ IT WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING.) (IT WAS A CODE FOR THE LIVING. YOU TURNED IT INTO A MANIFESTO OF THE DEAD.) (THAT WHICH WAS A BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE; YOU ABDICATED TO THE IGNORAMUS). (IT CAME TO GIVE KNOWLEDGE OF CREATION. YOU ABANDONED IT TO THE MADRASA.) (IT CAME TO GIVE LIFE TO DEAD NATIONS. YOU USED IT FOR SEEKING MERCY FOR THE DEAD.) (O’ MUSLIMS! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?)

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