Definitions for menialˈmi ni əl, ˈmin yəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

me•ni•alˈmi ni əl, ˈmin yəl(adj.)

  1. servile; degrading:

    menial work.

  2. of or suitable for servants; humble.

  3. (n.)a domestic servant.

Origin of menial:

1350–1400; ME meynyal < AF me(i)nial

me′ni•al•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. menial(adj)

    a domestic servant

  2. humble, menial, lowly(adj)

    used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)

Wiktionary

  1. menial(Noun)

    A servant, especially a domestic servant.

  2. menial(Noun)

    A person who has a subservient nature.

    His sister was a menial girl, but he sought to help her develop a mind of her own.

  3. menial(Adjective)

    Of or relating to work normally performed by a servant.

  4. menial(Adjective)

    Of or relating to unskilled work.

  5. Origin: From meinial, from meignial, from meignee, from mansionata, from mansio, mansion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Menial(noun)

    belonging to a retinue or train of servants; performing servile office; serving

  2. Menial(noun)

    pertaining to servants, esp. domestic servants; servile; low; mean

  3. Menial(noun)

    a domestic servant or retainer, esp. one of humble rank; one employed in low or servile offices

  4. Menial(noun)

    a person of a servile character or disposition

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