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mantel a frame, usu. decorative, around the sides and top of a fireplace. [2 definitions]
mantelet a short sleeveless cloak or cape.
mantelletta a sleeveless vestment worn by Roman Catholic cardinals, bishops, and the like.
mantelpiece an ornamental shelf that projects over a fireplace; mantel.
mantilla a decorative, usu. lace scarf that is draped from a high comb fixed in the hair and that covers the head and shoulders, worn by women in Latin America and Spain. [2 definitions]
mantis any of various related predatory insects having two pairs of walking legs and one pair of strong forelegs usu. upraised as if in prayer; praying mantis.
mantissa the decimal portion of a common logarithm.
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.
manually by using one's hands, or without using a machine or an automated process.
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.