What does Manual mean?

Definitions for Manual
ˈmæn yu əlMan·u·al

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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"

GCIDE

  1. Manual(a.)

    Done or made by the hand. In some contexts, contrasted with automatic or mechanical.

    Etymology: [OE. manuel, F. manuel, L. manualis, fr. manus hand; prob. akin to AS. mund hand, protection, OHG. munt, G. mndel a ward, vormund guardian, Icel. mund hand. Cf. Emancipate, Legerdemain, Maintain, Manage, Manner, Manure, Mound a hill.]

Wiktionary

  1. Manual(ProperNoun)

    a rare spelling variant of Manuel, sometimes considered erratic.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [OE. manuel, F. manuel, L. manualis, fr. manus hand; prob. akin to AS. mund hand, protection, OHG. munt, G. mndel a ward, vormund guardian, Icel. mund hand. Cf. Emancipate, Legerdemain, Maintain, Manage, Manner, Manure, Mound a hill.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. manuel, F. manuel, L. manualis, fr. manus hand; prob. akin to AS. mund hand, protection, OHG. munt, G. mndel a ward, vormund guardian, Icel. mund hand. Cf. Emancipate, Legerdemain, Maintain, Manage, Manner, Manure, Mound a hill.]

  3. Manual(adj)

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

    Etymology: [OE. manuel, F. manuel, L. manualis, fr. manus hand; prob. akin to AS. mund hand, protection, OHG. munt, G. mndel a ward, vormund guardian, Icel. mund hand. Cf. Emancipate, Legerdemain, Maintain, Manage, Manner, Manure, Mound a hill.]

  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.)

    Etymology: [OE. manuel, F. manuel, L. manualis, fr. manus hand; prob. akin to AS. mund hand, protection, OHG. munt, G. mndel a ward, vormund guardian, Icel. mund hand. Cf. Emancipate, Legerdemain, Maintain, Manage, Manner, Manure, Mound a hill.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Manual

    man′ū-al, adj. pertaining to the hand: done, made, or used by the hand.—n. drill in the use of weapons, &c.: a handbook: a handy compendium of a large subject or treatise: the key-board of an organ, &c.: an old office-book like the modern R.C. ritual.—adv. Man′ually.—Manual alphabet, the letters made by the deaf and dumb with the hand in conversation; Manual exercise, the exercise by which soldiers are made to handle their arms. [L. manualismanus, the hand.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. manual

    Book of reference; as, ordnance manual, etc.

  2. manual

    A prescribed exercise by means of which soldiers are taught to handle and use their weapons. The manual of arms is the exercise with the musket; the manual of the piece, the exercise with the field-gun. There are also manuals for the sabre, pistol, etc.

Editors Contribution

  1. manual

    A type of electronic document with instructions for how to use a product.

    The manual with the oven was easy, simple and crystal clear.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 6, 2020  

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

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How to say Manual in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Manual in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Manual in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Manual in a Sentence

  1. Bradley Podliska:

    I was accused of a security violation along with several other people, when I asked him,' Hey, what here is classified, what classification manual did you use ?' he said,' I didn't use a classification manual.' I said,' Well, honestly ? Like you could have gotten that information from Wikipedia that I put in there. How is this classified ?' And he -- he backed down. He said,' Look, it's not classified, it's just sensitive information.' And I left it at that. And the next thing I know I was being charged with it for a security violation.

  2. New Hampshire Perry:

    They didn't hand me a manual to say, 'Here's how you deal with a space shuttle disintegrating in your state,'.

  3. Chris Christie:

    I think that if you give it 25 years, which is what we're giving it, you're going to see advances in medical science ... and pharmaceutical treatments that are going to allow us to even have manual laborers who will be able to work longer, much longer than they're able to work now, even to 65?

  4. Terry Pratchett, Jingo:

    One of the universal rules of happiness is: always be wary of any helpful item that weighs less than its operating manual.

  5. Sherwin Gatchalian:

    I was advised by the president of TransCo that they have studied this type of possibility. I was advised that manual operation of transmission lines is possible. A takeover can happen, but TransCo, with their technical capability, can then manually take over, with a single switch, no electricity would be transmitted to any of our homes, our businesses,( or) any of our military facilities.

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Translations for Manual

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  • 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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