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manhood the state of being a male adult. [3 definitions]
manhood suffrage within a nation, the right of all adult men to vote regardless of their status. In the United States in the nineteenth century, the movement within individual states toward manhood suffrage sought to guarantee that poor and propertyless white men would not be denied the vote. This movement succeeded in its particular aims but did nothing to ensure the right to vote for non-whites. Although the Fifteenth Amendment was passed after the Civil War to prevent states from denying the right to vote to anyone based on race, manhood suffrage continued to be denied to non-white adult males in many states.
man-hour a unit of industrial time or production equal to the amount of work one person can or does produce in one hour.
manhunt an organized, intensive search, usu. for a fugitive or fugitives from the law.
-mania a mental or behavioral disorder characterized by obsession, compulsion, or the like. [2 definitions]
mania an extreme desire or enthusiasm. [2 definitions]
maniac (outdated; no longer in scientific use) one who suffers from mania, or from insanity generally. [4 definitions]
maniacal marked by wildness, craziness, and violence.
manic of, related to, or affected by mania, esp. the excitable state in manic-depressive disorders.
manic-depressive denoting or suffering from a psychological disorder characterized by periodic alternation between high excitement and severe depression. [2 definitions]
Manichaean an adherent of Manichaeism. [2 definitions]
Manichaeism a dualistic religious system originating in the third century A.D., which attempts to unite elements from Gnostic Christianity, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, and other sources, and which is considered by the Roman Catholic Church to be heretical.
manicotti a dish of Italian origin that uses pasta usu. stuffed with a cheese mixture, topped with a tomato sauce, and baked.
manicure grooming of the fingernails, including shaping and polishing, esp. as provided by a professional beautician. [3 definitions]
manicurist one who gives manicures, esp as a profession.
manifest clear and unmistakable to the eye or mind; plain; obvious. [5 definitions]
manifestation a display, demonstration, or indication of something. [4 definitions]
Manifest Destiny the nineteenth century belief that justified American imperialistic expansion by asserting that it was the destiny and duty of the United States to expand its territory throughout North America.
manifesto a public statement of principles and intentions, usu. by an organized political group or person.
manifold abundant and varied. [6 definitions]
manikin a little man or person; dwarf. [2 definitions]