What does manuscript mean?

Definitions for manuscriptˈmæn yəˌskrɪpt

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. manuscript, ms(noun)

    the form of a literary work submitted for publication

  2. manuscript, holograph(noun)

    handwritten book or document


  1. Manuscript(n.)

    An original literary or musical composition written by the author, formerly with the hand, now usually by typewriter or word processor. It is contrasted with a printed copy.

  2. Origin: [LL. manuscriptum, lit., something written with the hand. See Manuscript, a.]


  1. manuscript(Noun)

    A book, composition or any other document, (type)written by hand, not mechanically reproduced.

  2. manuscript(Noun)

    A single, original copy of a book, article, composition etc, written by hand or even printed, submitted as original for (copy-editing and) reproductive publication.

  3. manuscript(Adjective)

    Which is handwritten, or by extension typewritten, as opposed to mechanical reproduction

  4. Origin: 1597, from manuscriptum, from manu + scriptus, calqued from a word of origin, compare hantschrift, hantgeschrift, handgewrit, handrit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Manuscript(adj)

    written with or by the hand; not printed; as, a manuscript volume

  2. Manuscript(adj)

    a literary or musical composition written with the hand, as distinguished from a printed copy

  3. Manuscript(adj)

    writing, as opposed to print; as, the book exists only in manuscript

  4. Origin: [LL. manuscriptum, lit., something written with the hand. See Manuscript, a.]


  1. Manuscript

    A manuscript is any document written by hand, as opposed to being printed or reproduced in some other way. Before the arrival of printing, all documents and books were manuscripts. In publishing and academic contexts, a manuscript is the text submitted to the publisher or printer in preparation for publication, regardless of the format. Until recently a typescript prepared on a typewriter was usual, but today a digital file with a printout, prepared in manuscript format is most common. Manuscripts are not defined by their contents, which may combine writing with mathematical calculations, maps, explanatory figures or illustrations. Manuscripts may be in book form, scrolls or in codex format. Illuminated manuscripts are enriched with pictures, border decorations, elaborately embossed initial letters or full-page illustrations. They were written by earlier people.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Manuscript

    man′ū-skript, adj. written by the hand: not printed.—n. a book or paper written by the hand.—adj. Manuscript′al. [L. manus, the hand, scribĕre, scriptum, to write.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'manuscript' in Nouns Frequency: #2450


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of manuscript in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of manuscript in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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