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man·u·al

 (măn′yo͞o-əl)
adj.
1.
a. Of or relating to the hands: manual skill.
b. Done by, used by, or operated with the hands.
c. Employing human rather than mechanical energy: manual labor.
2. Of, relating to, or resembling a small reference book.
n.
1. A small reference book, especially one giving instructions.
2. Music A keyboard, as of an organ or harpsichord, played with the hands.
3. A machine operated by hand.
4.
a. A manual transmission.
b. A vehicle having a manual transmission.
5. Prescribed movements in the handling of a weapon, especially a rifle: the manual of arms.
6. A maneuver in certain board sports, such as skateboarding, in which all of the board except one end is lifted off the ground, especially when the tip of the board is kept from making contact with the ground.

[Middle English, from Old French manuel, from Latin manuālis, from manus, hand; see manus.]

man′u·al·ly adv.

manual

(ˈmænjʊəl)
adj
1. of or relating to a hand or hands
2. operated or done by hand: manual controls.
3. physical, as opposed to mental or mechanical: manual labour.
4. by human labour rather than automatic or computer-aided means
5. of, relating to, or resembling a manual
n
6. a book, esp of instructions or information: a car manual.
7. (Music, other) music one of the keyboards played by hand on an organ
8. (Military) military the prescribed drill with small arms
[C15: via Old French from Latin manuālis, from manus hand]
ˈmanually adv

man•u•al

(ˈmæn yu əl)

adj.
1. operated by hand rather than mechanically or automatically: a manual gearshift.
2. involving or requiring human effort; physical: manual labor.
3. of or pertaining to the hands.
n.
4. a book easily held in the hand, esp. one giving information or instructions.
5. a typewriter whose keys and carriage are powered solely by the typist's hands.
6. the prescribed drill in handling a rifle: military manual of arms.
7. a musical keyboard, esp. one of several belonging to a pipe organ.
[1400–50; (< Middle French) < Latin manuālis that can be held in the hand, derivative of manus hand]
man′u•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.manual - a small handbookmanual - a small handbook      
enchiridion, handbook, vade mecum - a concise reference book providing specific information about a subject or location
consuetudinal, consuetudinary - a manual describing the customs of a particular group (especially the ceremonial practices of a monastic order)
grimoire - a manual of black magic (for invoking spirits and demons)
book of instructions, instruction manual, instructions, operating instructions - a manual usually accompanying a technical device and explaining how to install or operate it
reference manual - a manual containing information organized in a summary manner
sex manual - a manual containing instruction in sexual techniques; intended to enhance the reader's sexual life
2.manual - (military) a prescribed drill in handling a riflemanual - (military) a prescribed drill in handling a rifle
practice session, practice, drill, exercise, recitation - systematic training by multiple repetitions; "practice makes perfect"
order arms - a position in the manual of arms; the rifle is held vertically on the right side with the butt on the ground; often used as a command
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
Adj.1.manual - of or relating to the handsmanual - of or relating to the hands; "manual dexterity"
2.manual - requiring human effortmanual - requiring human effort; "a manual transmission"
automatic - operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control; "automatic transmission"; "a budget deficit that caused automatic spending cuts"
3.manual - doing or requiring physical workmanual - doing or requiring physical work; "manual labor"; "manual laborer"
blue-collar - of or designating manual industrial work or workers

manual

adjective
1. physical, human, done by hand semi-skilled and unskilled manual work
2. hand-operated, hand, non-automatic There is a manual pump to get rid of water.
noun
1. handbook, guide, instructions, bible, guidebook, workbook, enchiridion (rare) the instruction manual
Translations
دَلِيلكِتاب مَعلومات عَن الآلَه، مُرْشِدكُتَيِّب، مُرْشِدمُشَغَّل يَدَوِيّاًمَفاتيح الأرْغُن
příručkamanuálmanuálníruční
manualmanuelarbejdsmandhånd-instruktionsbog
käsikirjakäyttöohjekoskettimistomanuaaliohjekirja
manuelmanuellemode d’emploiclavier
priručnikručni
kézikézi mûködtetésûkézikönyvmanuálbillentyűzet
-hand-hand-, handa-handvirkur; beinskipturleiîarvísirnótnaborî, lyklaborî
マニュアル
안내서
fizinio darbofizinismanualasrankinė klaviatūrarankomis
ar roku vadāmsfizisksklaviatūramanuālisrokasgrāmata
manuálmanuálnyručný
navodilo za uporabopriročnikročen
bruksanvisningelementarbokmanual
หนังสือคู่มือ
el kitabıelle çalışırelle ilgilielle işletilenklâvye
sách hướng dẫn

manual

[ˈmænjʊəl]
A. ADJmanual
manual labour or > labor (US) → trabajo m manual
manual trainingenseñanza f de artes y oficios
manual workertrabajador(a) m/f manual
B. N
1. (= book) → manual m
2. (Mus) → teclado m

manual

[ˈmænjuəl]
adj
[tool] → manuel(le); [gearbox] → manuel(le)
[dexterity, skills] → manuel(le)
n (= book) → manuel m

manual

adjmanuell; labourkörperlich; manual workmanuelle Arbeit, Handarbeit f; manual labourer (Brit) or laborer (US) → Schwerarbeiter(in) m(f); manual workerHandarbeiter(in) m(f); manual skillHandwerk nt; he was trained in several manual skillser hatte verschiedene Handwerksberufe plerlernt; manual gear change (Brit) or shift (US) → Schaltung fvon Hand; manual controlHandsteuerung f; manual operationHandbetrieb m
n
(= book)Handbuch nt; (Comput) → Benutzerhandbuch nt
(Mus) → Manual nt
(= manual operation)Handbetrieb m, → manueller Betrieb; to run on manualim Handbetrieb laufen; to put a machine on manualeine Maschine auf Handbetrieb stellen

manual

[ˈmænjʊəl]
1. adjmanuale
2. n (book) → manuale m

manual

(ˈmӕnjuəl) adjective
1. of the hand or hands. manual skills/labour.
2. working with the hands. a manual worker.
3. worked or operated by the hand. a car with a manual gearbox.
noun
1. a handbook eg of technical information about a machine etc. an instruction manual.
2. a keyboard of an organ etc.
ˈmanually adverb
by hand. You have to operate this sewing-machine manually – it is not electric.

manual

دَلِيل příručka manual Handbuch εγχειρίδιο manual käyttöohje manuel priručnik manuale マニュアル 안내서 handleiding håndbok instrukcja obsługi manual руководство manual หนังสือคู่มือ kullanım kılavuzu sách hướng dẫn 手册

manual

a. manual, manuable.

manual

adj manual
References in classic literature ?
This book aims to provide a general manual of English Literature for students in colleges and universities and others beyond the high-school age.
Those who knew him will recognize in my third act the allusion to the patent Shorthand in which he used to write postcards, and which may be acquired from a four and six-penny manual published by the Clarendon Press.
This was the period, about three months after she had commenced, that the first report of her case was made, in which it was stated that "she has just learned the manual alphabet, as used by the deaf mutes, and it is a subject of delight and wonder to see how rapidly, correctly, and eagerly, she goes on with her labours.
Of the different sorts of the first are husbandmen, artificers, exchange-men, who are employed in buying and selling, seamen, of which some are engaged in war, some in traffic, some in carrying goods and passengers from place to place, others in fishing, and of each of these there are often many, as fishermen at Tarentum and Byzantium, masters of galleys at Athens, merchants at AEgina and Chios, those who let ships on freight at Tenedos; we may add to these those who live by their manual labour and have but little property; so that they cannot live without some employ: and also those who are not free-born on both sides, and whatever other sort of common people there may be.
I saw the wheels of the social machine go around, and I learned that the dignity of manual labour wasn't what I had been told it was by the teachers, preachers, and politicians.
This last device produces an intensely brilliant far-reaching white light, but as the natural oil which it requires can only be obtained by mining in one of several widely separated and remote localities it is seldom used by these creatures whose only thought is for today, and whose hatred for manual labor has kept them in a semi-barbaric state for countless ages.
The good-natured locksmith was still patting her on the back and applying such gentle restoratives, when a message arrived from Mrs Varden, making known to all whom it might concern, that she felt too much indisposed to rise after her great agitation and anxiety of the previous night; and therefore desired to be immediately accommodated with the little black teapot of strong mixed tea, a couple of rounds of buttered toast, a middling-sized dish of beef and ham cut thin, and the Protestant Manual in two volumes post octavo.
There are wise people who talk ever so knowingly and complacently about "the working classes," and satisfy themselves that a day's hard in- tellectual work is very much harder than a day's hard manual toil, and is righteously entitled to much bigger pay.
The main dependence was on bodily strength and manual dexterity.
We are like people living in a country whose language they know so little that, with all manner of beautiful and profound things to say, they are condemned to the banalities of the conversation manual.
Their children attended schools especially built for them, and in these schools manual training and applied science were specialized upon.
Poetry, indeed, may perhaps be thought an exception; but then it demands numbers, or something like numbers: whereas, to the composition of novels and romances, nothing is necessary but paper, pens, and ink, with the manual capacity of using them.