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.

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. Plato, _Phaedrus_:

    ...Then anyone who leaves behind him a written manual, and likewise anyone who receives it, in the belief that such writing will be clear and certain, must be exceedingly simple-minded...

  2. Donald Walker:

    A bigger issue is how fast do you have intelligent robotics replace manual labor everywhere in the world.

  3. James Scott:

    The cyber industry is riddled with faux experts and self-proclaimed scholars, Tallinn Manual 2.0 is a perfect example of what happens when cyber-upstarts try to proclaim authority on a topic they know nothing about.

  4. Steve Holen:

    The bones and several teeth show clear signs of having been deliberately broken by humans with manual dexterity and experiential knowledge.

  5. Heather Titus:

    If they still sold cars with manual locks and windows, that's what Bernie would have.

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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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