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man·u·script

 (măn′yə-skrĭpt′)
n.
1. A handwritten book, poem, or other document, or a collection of such handwritten documents bound together: The contents of the manuscript include a romance and a saint's life.
2. A version of a book, article, or other work before being published or prepared for publication: The author submitted the manuscript as a text file.
3. Handwriting, especially in contrast to print: Her last poems were left in manuscript.

[From Medieval Latin manūscrīptum, from neuter of manūscrīptus, handwritten : Latin manū, ablative of manus, hand; see man- in Indo-European roots + Latin scrīptus, past participle of scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.]

manuscript

(ˈmænjʊˌskrɪpt)
n
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a book or other document written by hand
2. (Journalism & Publishing) the original handwritten or typed version of a book, article, etc, as submitted by an author for publication
3.
a. handwriting, as opposed to printing
b. (as modifier): a manuscript document.
[C16: from Medieval Latin manūscriptus, from Latin manus hand + scribere to write]

man•u•script

(ˈmæn yəˌskrɪpt)

n.
1. a written, typewritten, or computer-produced text before being set in type.
2. writing as distinguished from print.
adj.
3. written by hand or using a typewriter or word processor: manuscript documents.
[1590–1600; < Medieval Latin manūscrīptus written by hand = Latin manū, abl. of manus hand + scrīptus written; see script]

manuscript

  • acephalous - A manuscript lacking a beginning could be called acephalous.
  • autograph - Comes from Greek, then Latin autographum, meaning "self-written"; it originally meant "author's own manuscript."
  • manuscript - Originally an adjective meaning "written by hand"; manuscript can refer to a handwritten piece of music.
  • palimpsest - Can describe a manuscript or writing surface that has been reused, erased, or altered while retaining traces of its earlier form—and, by extension, an object, place, or area that reflects its history.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.manuscript - the form of a literary work submitted for publicationmanuscript - the form of a literary work submitted for publication
piece of writing, written material, writing - the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); "the writing in her novels is excellent"; "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"
2.manuscript - handwritten book or documentmanuscript - handwritten book or document  
autograph - something written by one's own hand
leaf-book, codex - an unbound manuscript of some ancient classic (as distinguished from a scroll)
palimpsest - a manuscript (usually written on papyrus or parchment) on which more than one text has been written with the earlier writing incompletely erased and still visible
scroll, roll - a document that can be rolled up (as for storage)
Translations
كِتاب مَخْطوطمَخْطُوطٌمَخْطوطَه
rukopis
manuskriptskrifthåndskrift
käsikirjoituskäsin kirjoitettu teos
rukopis
handrit
原稿
원고
manuskriptasmašinraštisrankraštis
manuskriptsrokraksts
handskriftmanusmanuskript
หนังสือที่เขียนด้วยลายมือ
el yazması kitapelyazmasıkitap müsveddesi
bản viết tay

manuscript

[ˈmænjʊskrɪpt]
A. Nmanuscrito m; (= original of book, article) → original m
B. ADJmanuscrito

manuscript

[ˈmænjʊskrɪpt] n [book] → manuscrit m

manuscript

nManuskript nt; (ancient also) → Handschrift f; the novel is still in manuscriptder Roman ist noch in Manuskriptform; I read it first in manuscript formich habe es zuerst als Manuskript gelesen

manuscript

[ˈmænjʊˌskrɪpt] nmanoscritto

manuscript

(ˈmӕnjuskript) noun
1. the handwritten or typed material for a book etc, usually prepared for printing. The publishers have lost the manuscript of my book.
2. a book or document written by hand. a collection of manuscripts and printed books.

manuscript

مَخْطُوطٌ rukopis manuskript Manuskript χειρόγραφο manuscrito käsin kirjoitettu teos manuscript rukopis manoscritto 原稿 원고 manuscript manuskript rękopis manuscrito манускрипт manus หนังสือที่เขียนด้วยลายมือ elyazması bản viết tay 手稿
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She had just copied them with great care, and had destroyed the old manuscript, so that Amy's bonfire had consumed the loving work of several years.
My own story was never written, but the following narrative is Jim's manuscript, substantially as he brought it to me.
As this latter point was one which the daguerreotypist could not decide for himself, he forthwith produced his roll of manuscript, and, while the late sunbeams gilded the seven gables, began to read.
Prying further into the manuscript, I found the record of other doings and sufferings of this singular woman, for most of which the reader is referred to the story entitled "THE SCARLET LETTER"; and it should be borne carefully in mind that the main facts of that story are authorized and authenticated by the document of Mr.
Poor Douglas, before his death--when it was in sight--committed to me the manuscript that reached him on the third of these days and that, on the same spot, with immense effect, he began to read to our hushed little circle on the night of the fourth.
Cicero, when he buried his darling and only daughter, had a heart as full of honest grief as poor Tom's,--perhaps no fuller, for both were only men;--but Cicero could pause over no such sublime words of hope, and look to no such future reunion; and if he had seen them, ten to one he would not have believed,--he must fill his head first with a thousand questions of authenticity of manuscript, and correctness of translation.
He handed me his manuscript, and pointed out the place where I should begin:
3--to ask him to let you read the manuscript of his forthcoming book.
I began to nod drowsily over the dim page: my eye wandered from manuscript to print.
One of the pages of writing -- was folded down at the corner; and at that folded page the manuscript opened, when Magdalen first turned the leaves.
I redeemed that promise afterwards, in characters larger than those in which apartments are usually announced in manuscript, as being to let.
They were mostly of a felonious character; comprising the pen with which a celebrated forgery had been committed, a distinguished razor or two, some locks of hair, and several manuscript confessions written under condemnation - upon which Mr.