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mantle a full, sleeveless cloak. [9 definitions]
mantra a Hindu sacred formula to be spoken or sung in prayer.
manual of, pertaining to, or involving use of the hands. [5 definitions]
manual alphabet a set of hand signals representing the letters of the alphabet, used as a means of communication by and with deaf-mutes.
manual training specialized instruction given to develop dexterity of the hands, esp. for various arts and crafts such as woodcarving.
manufacture to make by machine, usu. in great quantities. [7 definitions]
manufacturer a company that makes things in large quantities, usually in a factory and using machines.
manufacturing the process or business of producing a large quantity of products, often from raw materials, using machines and human labor.
manumission a freeing from slavery, servitude, or bondage; emancipation.
manumit to free (a slave or bondman); emancipate.
manure the waste matter of animals, esp. that of cows and horses, used as a fertilizer. Manure is often mixed with other organic materials such as straw. [2 definitions]
manuscript a text as prepared by the author to submit for publication. [3 definitions]
Manx cat a short-haired domestic cat with either a rudimentary tail, or no tail at all.
many a large number of. [4 definitions]
many-sided having many aspects or elements. [2 definitions]
Manzanar Relocation Center an internment camp located in east-central California that was built for the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II between 1942 and 1945. At its peak in late 1942, there were over 10,000 people being held there. Manzanar was the first and largest of the relocation centers and is now preserved as a National Historic Site.
manzanita any of various low evergreen shrubs of the western United States, bearing clusters of pink or white flowers.
Maoism the theories and policies of Mao Tse-Tung, esp. those concerning revolution and communism.
Maori a member of a brown-skinned Polynesian people that is native to New Zealand. [3 definitions]
mao tai a strong, transparent liquor from China that is distilled from sorghum, a cereal grass.
Mao Tse-Tung a Chinese Communist leader and chairman of the People's Republic of China from 1949 to 1959 (b.1893--d.1976).