What does menial mean?

Definitions for menial
ˈmi ni əl, ˈmin yəlme·nial

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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.

    Etymology: From meinial, from meignial, from meignee, from mansionata, from mansio, mansion.

  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.

    Etymology: From meinial, from meignial, from meignee, from mansionata, from mansio, mansion.

  3. menial(Adjective)

    Of or relating to work normally performed by a servant.

    Etymology: From meinial, from meignial, from meignee, from mansionata, from mansio, mansion.

  4. menial(Adjective)

    Of or relating to unskilled work.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [OE. meneal, fr. meine, maine, household, OF. maisnie, maisnie, LL. mansionaticum. See Mansion, and cf. Meine, n., Meiny.]

  2. Menial(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OE. meneal, fr. meine, maine, household, OF. maisnie, maisnie, LL. mansionaticum. See Mansion, and cf. Meine, n., Meiny.]

  3. Menial(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OE. meneal, fr. meine, maine, household, OF. maisnie, maisnie, LL. mansionaticum. See Mansion, and cf. Meine, n., Meiny.]

  4. Menial(noun)

    a person of a servile character or disposition

    Etymology: [OE. meneal, fr. meine, maine, household, OF. maisnie, maisnie, LL. mansionaticum. See Mansion, and cf. Meine, n., Meiny.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Menial

    mē′ni-al, adj. of or pertaining to a train of servants: doing servile work: low.—n. a domestic servant: one performing servile work: a person of servile disposition. [O. Fr., mesnee, a household. See Mansion.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of menial in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of menial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of menial in a Sentence

  1. William John Bennett:

    There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes.

  2. Craig Huntly:

    At that time black servicemen were pretty much relegated to menial type work and my uncle didn't want to do that, but he was aware of the Tuskegee Experiment and how important it was.

  3. Og Mandino:

    The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams.

  4. Harriet Martineau:

    For my own part, I had rather suffer any inconvenience from having to work occasionally in chambers and kitchen... than witness the subservience in which the menial class is held in Europe.

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