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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 ?
Hilbery had evolved a theory that Anne Hathaway had a way, among other things, of writing Shakespeare's sonnets; the idea, struck out to enliven a party of professors, who forwarded a number of privately printed manuals within the next few days for her instruction, had submerged her in a flood of Elizabethan literature; she had come half to believe in her joke, which was, she said, at least as good as other people's facts, and all her fancy for the time being centered upon Stratford-on-Avon.
He's doing publishing of a kind, and issuing natural science manuals and what a circulation they have
It would seem long practice had rendered this manual accompaniment necessary; for it did not cease until the preposition which the poet had selected for the close of his verse had been duly delivered like a word of two syllables.
Dick was the foreman of a gang of paid workmen, who had replaced the millionaires in mere manual labor, and the WE was a polite figure of speech.
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.
But his self-love would endure no further torment: I heard, and not altogether disapprovingly, a manual cheek given to her saucy tongue.
The less the skill and exertion of strength implied in manual labour, in other words, the more modern industry becomes developed,the more is the labour of men superseded by that of women.
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.
And as to this book," added she, pointing to the manual with her finger but without touching it, as if she must be contaminated by it, "you may carry it back and make use of it yourself, for doubtless you are doubly the accomplice of Lord de Winter--the accomplice in his persecutions, the accomplice in his heresies.
I hardly think that any Socialist, nowadays, would seriously propose that an inspector should call every morning at each house to see that each citizen rose up and did manual labour for eight hours.
It is the only way of dealing with diffident, easily embarrassed characters, and with some slight manual aid I presently got her placed just where wanted her to be, that is, between my desk and the window, where she was screened from the rush of the second division, and where no one could sneak behind her to listen.
But to no fine gentleman born to hereditary opulence, does this manual labour come more unkindly than to the luxurious Indian when thus robbed of the bounty of heaven.