HyperDic: manual

English > 5 senses of the word manual:
ADJECTIVEpertmanualof or relating to the hands
allmanualrequiring human effort
allmanualdoing or requiring physical work
NOUNcommunicationmanuala small handbook
actmanual, manual of arms(military) a prescribed drill in handling a rifle
manual > pronunciation
Soundsmae'nyuwahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > manual: 5 senses > adjective 1, pert
MeaningOf or relating to the hands.
Example"manual dexterity"
Spanishmanual
Catalanmanual
Nounshandthe (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
Adverbsmanuallyby hand
English > manual: 5 senses > adjective 2
Meaningrequiring human effort.
Example"a manual transmission"
Narrowerhand-operated, non-automaticoperated by hand
Oppositeautomaticoperating with minimal human intervention
Spanishmanual
Catalanmanual
English > manual: 5 senses > adjective 3
MeaningDoing or requiring physical work.
Examples
  • "manual labor"
  • "manual laborer"
Broaderblue-collarOf or designating manual industrial work or workers
Spanishmanual
Catalanmanual
English > manual: 5 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA small handbook.
Narrowerconsuetudinary, consuetudinalA manual describing the customs of a particular group (especially the ceremonial practices of a monastic order)
grimoireA manual of black magic (for invoking spirits and demons)
instruction manual, instructions, book of instructions, operating instructionsA manual usually accompanying a technical device and explaining how to install or operate it
reference manualA manual containing information organized in a summary manner
sex manualA manual containing instruction in sexual techniques
Broaderhandbook, enchiridion, vade mecumA concise reference book providing specific information about a subject or location
Spanishmanual
Catalanmanual
English > manual: 5 senses > noun 2, act
Meaning(military) a prescribed drill in handling a rifle.
Synonymmanual of arms
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Partsorder armsA position in the manual of arms
Broaderexercise, practice, drill, practice session, recitationSystematic training by multiple repetitions

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