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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
References in classic literature ?
It cannot be said that the Everhard Manuscript is an important historical document.
I am forced to admit that even though I had traveled a long distance to place Bowen Tyler's manuscript in the hands of his father, I was still a trifle skeptical as to its sincerity, since I could not but recall that it had not been many years since Bowen had been one of the most notorious practical jokers of his alma mater.
MY BELOVED MAKAR ALEXIEVITCH,--So eager am I to do something that will please and divert you in return for your care, for your ceaseless efforts on my behalf--in short, for your love for me-- that I have decided to beguile a leisure hour for you by delving into my locker, and extracting thence the manuscript which I send you herewith.
She entered the room slowly with her everlasting manuscript in her hand.
Owen talked everything over with Captain Jim, but he would not let him see the manuscript.
In returning the extracts sent with it, he will refrain from mentioning any personal objection which he may entertain to this species of literature, and will merely say that the proposed additions to the manuscript are not necessary to the fulfilment of the purpose that he has in view.
Anne sat on the floor in a little circle of light cast by the lamp beside her, amid a surrounding snow of crumpled manuscript.
while, as if by accident, Madonna Selvaggia's moonlike bosom would once more slip out its heavenly silver, perceiving which, Messer Firenzuola would open his manuscript again and proceed with his sweet learning.
Twelve years had passed since I had read the remarkable manuscript of this remarkable man; this man who remembered no childhood and who could not even offer a vague guess as to his age; who was always young and yet who had dandled my grandfather's great-grandfather upon his knee; this man who had spent ten years upon the planet Mars; who had fought for the green men of Barsoom and fought against them; who had fought for and against the red men and who had won the ever beautiful Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, for his wife, and for nearly ten years had been a prince of the house of Tardos Mors, Jeddak of Helium.
As for the rest of us -- well, it is agreed that if any one of us ever escapes alive from this place, he will write the fact here, and loyally hide this Manuscript with The Boss, our dear good chief, whose property it is, be he alive or dead.
So, while he copied the manuscript a third time, he consoled himself by multiplying ten columns by ten dollars.
Liberty has been taken to replace the book version with an earlier, perhaps more original manuscript version --Ed}