What does manual mean?

Definitions for manual
ˈmæn yu əlman·u·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. manualnoun

    a small handbook

  2. manual of arms, manualadjective

    (military) a prescribed drill in handling a rifle

  3. manualadjective

    of or relating to the hands

    "manual dexterity"

  4. manualadjective

    requiring human effort

    "a manual transmission"

  5. manual(a)adjective

    doing or requiring physical work

    "manual labor"; "manual laborer"

GCIDE

  1. Manualadjective

    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. Manualnoun

    a rare spelling variant of Manuel, sometimes considered erratic.

    Etymology: From manuel, manuel, from manualis, from manus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Manualadjective

    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. Manualadjective

    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. Manualadjective

    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. Manualadjective

    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.

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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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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. Mohammed Aziz:

    I've been really for the past 20 to 25 years pushing people to fly manual, automation is what makes your life much easier but then the minute you need to use your skills you find that most pilots have lost some.

  2. Jason Jensen:

    I wouldn’t be surprised that it’s manual strangulation, i wouldn’t be surprised if he’s choked her before. Any victim that’s been choked before — their natural reaction is to lower their chin to their clavicle to prevent that hand from going around their throat.

  3. Kee Kim:

    One study found that the prevalence of back pain was 40 percent among manual laborers as opposed to 18 percent among those who had sedentary jobs.

  4. Selina Seah:

    Meet Grace's quite common for our young nurses to get backaches two or three years into the job. Robots can do this dangerous, manual work so that our nurses then can concentrate on providing good clinical care for our patients.

  5. Donald Walker:

    If you have a high labour, easy-to-ship part, it has already gone, for the most part, to a low-cost jurisdiction, a bigger issue is how fast do you have intelligent robotics replace manual labour everywhere in the world.

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Translations for manual

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  • يدوي, كتيب التشغيل, كتيبArabic
  • даве́днік, ручны́Belarusian
  • ръченBulgarian
  • manuál, příručka, ruční, manuálníCzech
  • cyfarwyddiadurWelsh
  • manualDanish
  • Manual, Handbuch, manuell, SchaltgetriebeGerman
  • πληκτρολόγιο, χειροκίνητος, εγχειρίδιοGreek
  • manualSpanish
  • käsiraamatEstonian
  • koskettimisto, manuaali, sormio, käsivarainen, manuaalinen, käsikäyttöinen, käsikirja, ohjekirjaFinnish
  • manuel, manuelleFrench
  • méarchlárIrish
  • manualGalician
  • kézi, billentyűzet, kalauz, kézikönyvHungarian
  • manuale, libretto delle istruzioni, guidaItalian
  • 手動, 手引き, 説明書, マニュアルJapanese
  • 안내서Korean
  • клавијатура, упатство, рачен, рачен менувач, прирачник, мануалMacedonian
  • met de hand, handboek, handleiding, handmatig, manueelDutch
  • ręczny, podręcznikPolish
  • manualPortuguese
  • manual, cutie de vitezeRomanian
  • клавиатура, ручной, руководство, инструкцияRussian
  • príručnīk, rȕčnīSerbo-Croatian
  • manuálny, ručnýSlovak
  • manuell, bruksanvisning, elementarbok, växelspak, klaviatur, manual, handbokSwedish
  • інструкціяUkrainian

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