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manipuri
▪ dance drama       one of the six classical dance styles of India, the others being bhārata-nāṭya, kathak, kathākali, kuchipudi, and oṛissī. It is indigenous to ...
Manisa
/mah"ni sah'/, n. a city in W Turkey, near the Aegean: Roman defeat of Antiochus the Great 190 B.C. 72,276. Ancient, Magnesia. * * * ▪ Turkey       city, western ...
Manises ware
▪ pottery       in ceramics, a style that evolved at Manises, Spain, in the 14th and 15th centuries. It combined Arabic and Christian Gothic influences, the former ...
Manistee
▪ Michigan, United States       city, seat (1855) of Manistee county, northwestern Lower Peninsula of Michigan, U.S. The city is situated at the mouth of the Manistee ...
manit
/man"it/, n. man-minute. [by syncope and respelling] * * *
Manitoba
—Manitoban, adj., n. /man'i toh"beuh/, n. 1. a province in central Canada. 1,005,953; 246,512 sq. mi. (638,466 sq. km). Abbr.: Man. Cap.: Winnipeg. 2. Lake, a lake in the S ...
Manitoba, flag of
▪ Flag History       Canadian provincial flag consisting of a red field (background) with the Union Jack (United Kingdom, flag of the) in the canton and the provincial ...
Manitoba, Lake
Lake, south-central Manitoba, Canada. Located northwest of Winnipeg, it drains into Lake Winnipeg. It is more than 125 mi (200 km) long and up to 28 mi (45 km) wide, with an ...
Manitoba, University of
Canadian public university in Winnipeg, founded in 1877. It has faculties of agricultural and food sciences, architecture, arts and sciences, education, engineering, law, ...
Manitoba,Lake
Manitoba, Lake A lake of southern Manitoba, Canada. It is a remnant of the glacial age Lake Agassiz. * * *
Manitoban
See Manitoba. * * *
manitou
/man"i tooh'/, n., pl. manitous, (esp. collectively) manitou. (among the Algonquian Indians) a supernatural being that controls nature; a spirit, deity, or object that possesses ...
Manitoulin
/man'i tooh"lin/, n. an island in N Lake Huron belonging to Canada. 80 mi. (130 km) long. Also called Manitoulin Island. * * *
Manitoulin Island
Manitoulin Island [man΄ə to͞o′lin] 〚earlier Manitoualin < 18th-c. Ojibwa dial. manitoowaalink, lit., at the god's den〛 Canadian island in N Lake Huron: 1,068 sq mi ...
Manitoulin Islands
▪ islands, North America       archipelago of limestone-cored islands in northern Lake Huron (Huron, Lake), straddling the U.S.-Canadian border and forming one of the ...
ManitoulinIslands
Man·i·tou·lin Islands (măn'ĭ-to͞oʹlĭn) A group of islands of southern Ontario, Canada, in northern Lake Huron. The principal island, Manitoulin, is the largest lake ...
Manitowoc
/man"i teuh wok'/, n. a port in E Wisconsin, on Lake Michigan. 32,547. * * * ▪ Wisconsin, United States       city, seat (1853) of Manitowoc county, eastern Wisconsin, ...
Maniu, Iuliu
▪ prime minister of Romania born Jan. 8, 1873, Şimleu Silvaniei, Transylvania, Hung. [now in Romania] died June 1953, Sighet, Rom.       statesman who served as prime ...
Manizales
/mah'nee sah"les/, n. a city in W Colombia. 199,904. * * * City (pop., 1999 est.: 337,580), central Colombia. It is situated on a ridge of the Cordillera Central of the Andes ...
Manjusri
/mun"joosh ree'/, n. Buddhism. a Bodhisattva personifying wisdom. * * * In Mahayana Buddhism, the bodhisattva personifying supreme wisdom. He is usually considered a celestial ...
Mankato
/man kay"toh/, n. a city in S Minnesota, on the Minnesota River. 28,651. * * * ▪ Minnesota, United States       city, seat of Blue Earth county, south-central ...
Mankiewicz
/mang"keuh wits/, n. Joseph L(eo), born 1909, U.S. motion-picture director, producer, and writer. * * *
Mankiewicz, Francis
▪ 1994       Canadian filmmaker (b. March 15, 1944, Shanghai, China—d. Aug. 14, 1993, Montreal, Que.), had a slender output but was considered one of the country's ...
Mankiewicz, Herman
▪ American writer born Nov. 7, 1897, New York, N.Y., U.S. died March 5, 1953, Los Angeles, Calif.       American screenwriter, journalist, playwright, and wit, notable ...
Mankiewicz, Joseph L(eo)
born Feb. 11, 1909, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., U.S. died Feb. 5, 1993, Mount Kisco, N.Y. U.S. film director, producer, and screenwriter. He wrote scripts for Paramount from 1929 and ...
Mankiewicz, Joseph L.
▪ American filmmaker born February 11, 1909, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., U.S. died February 5, 1993, Mount Kisco, N.Y.       major American producer, director, and screenwriter ...
Mankiewicz, Joseph Leo
▪ 1994       U.S. director, screenwriter, and producer (b. Feb. 11, 1909, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.—d. Feb. 5, 1993, Mount Kisco, N.Y.), infused witty and often biting ...
Mankiller, Wilma Pearl
▪ Native American leader born Nov. 18, 1945, Tahlequah, Okla., U.S.       Native American leader and activist, the first woman chief of a major ...
mankind
/man"kuynd"/ for 1; /man"kuynd'/ for 2, n. 1. the human race; human beings collectively without reference to sex; humankind. 2. men, as distinguished from women. [1250-1300; ME; ...
Mankowitz, Wolf
▪ 1999       British writer, playwright, and screenwriter who became an authority on and dealer in antique porcelain before gaining renown as the prolific author of such ...
Manley
Man·ley (mănʹlē), Michael. 1924-1997. Jamaican socialist politician who served as prime minister (1972-1980 and 1989). A leader of the Jamaican trade union movement, he ...
Manley, John
▪ 2003       After Canadian Foreign Minister John Manley was appointed deputy prime minister in January 2002 and minister of finance in June, he emerged as the most ...
Manley, Mary de la Riviere
▪ British author born , April 7, 1663, Jersey, Channel Islands died July 11, 1724, London       British writer who achieved notoriety through presenting political ...
Manley, Michael
▪ prime minister of Jamaica in full  Michael Norman Manley  born December 10, 1924, St. Andrew, Jamaica died March 6, 1997, Kingston       Jamaican politician who ...
Manley, Michael (Norman)
born Dec. 10, 1924, St. Andrew, Jam. died March 6, 1997, Kingston Jamaican political leader. Son of a prime minister of Jamaica and a sculptor, Manley was a leader of the ...
Manley, Michael Norman
▪ 1998       Jamaican politician (b. Dec. 10, 1924, St. Andrew, Jam.—d. March 6, 1997, Kingston, Jam.), was a popular leader—nicknamed "Joshua" for the biblical ...
manlike
—manlikely, adv. —manlikeness, n. /man"luyk'/, adj. 1. resembling a human being; anthropoid. 2. belonging or proper to a man; manly: manlike fortitude. [1250-1300; ME; see ...
manliness
See manly. * * *
manly
—manliness, n. /man"lee/, adj., manlier, manliest, adv. adj. 1. having qualities traditionally ascribed to men, as strength or bravery. 2. pertaining to or suitable for males: ...
Mann
/mahn, man/ for 1, 3; /man/ for 2, n. 1. Heinrich /huyn"rik/; Ger. /huyn"rddikh/, 1871-1950, German novelist and dramatist, in the U.S. after 1940 (brother of Thomas Mann). 2. ...
Mann Act
/man/ an act of the U.S. Congress (1910) making it a federal offense to aid or participate in the interstate transportation of a woman for immoral purposes. Also called White ...
Mann, Abby
▪ 2009 Abraham Goodman        American screenwriter born Dec. 1, 1927, Philadelphia, Pa. died March 25, 2008, Beverly Hills, Calif. examined the Nazi war crimes trials ...
Mann, Delbert Martin, Jr.
▪ 2008       American film and television director born Jan. 30, 1920, Lawrence, Kan. died Nov. 11, 2007, Los Angeles, Calif. applied the low-budget intimacy of ...
Mann, Gottfried Angelo
▪ 1995       ("GOLO"), German-born historian (b. March 27, 1909, Munich, Germany—d. April 7, 1994, Leverkusen, Germany), was best known for his classic text Deutsche ...
Mann, Heinrich
▪ German writer born March 27, 1871, Lübeck, Ger. died March 12, 1950, Santa Monica, Calif., U.S.  German novelist and essayist, a socially committed writer whose ...
Mann, Herbie
▪ 2004 Herbert Jay Solomon        American musician (b. April 16, 1930, Brooklyn, N.Y.—d. July 1, 2003, Pecos, N.M.), was a full-time flutist, a rarity in jazz, and a ...
Mann, Horace
born May 4, 1796, Franklin, Mass., U.S. died Aug. 2, 1859, Yellow Springs, Ohio U.S. educator, the first great American advocate of public education. Raised in poverty, Mann ...
Mann, Sally
▪ 1994       By the fall of 1993, when "Sally Mann: Still Time," a 60-print photographic retrospective covering 20 years of work, opened at the Museum of Contemporary ...
Mann, Thomas
born June 6, 1875, Lübeck, Ger. died Aug. 12, 1955, near Zürich, Switz. German novelist and essayist, considered the greatest German novelist of the 20th century. After a ...
Mann, Tom
▪ British labour leader byname of  Thomas Mann   born April 15, 1856, Foleshill, Warwickshire, Eng. died March 13, 1941, Grassington, Yorkshire       radical labour ...
Mann,Horace
Mann (măn), Horace. 1796-1859. American educator who as the first secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Education (1837-1848) introduced reforms and regulations that greatly ...
Mann,Thomas
Mann (măn, män), Thomas. 1875-1955. German writer whose fascination with the artist's role in society and concern for the intellectual and spiritual well-being of Germany ...
manna
/man"euh/, n. 1. the food miraculously supplied to the Israelites in the wilderness. Ex. 16:14-36. 2. any sudden or unexpected help, advantage, or aid to success. 3. divine or ...
manna lichen
any of several crustose lichens of the genus Lecanora, esp. L. esculenta, found in the African and Arabian deserts, used for food by humans and other animals. [1860-65] * * *
manna sugar
mannitol. [1830-40] * * *
Mannaean
/ma nee"euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the ancient kingdom of Mannai or its inhabitants. n. 2. a native or inhabitant of Mannai. [MANNAI + -AN] * * *
Mannai
/man"ay/, n. an ancient kingdom in Iran, in Kurdistan. Also, Mana, Minni. * * * ▪ ancient kingdom, Iran also spelled  Manna, or Mana,         ancient country in ...
mannan
/man"an, -euhn/, n. Biochem. any of a group of polysaccharides, found in the ivory nut, carob bean, and the like, that yield mannose upon hydrolysis. [1890-95; MANN(OSE) + -AN] * ...
Mannar
/meuh nahr"/, n. Gulf of, an inlet of the Indian Ocean, bounded by W Sri Lanka, the island chain of Adam's Bridge, and S India. * * *
Mannar Island
▪ island, Sri Lanka       dry, barren island that lies at the eastern end of Adam's Bridge, a chain of shoals off the northwestern coast of Sri Lanka. Mannar Island has ...
Mannar, Gulf of
▪ gulf, Indian Ocean       inlet of the Indian Ocean, between southeastern India and western Sri Lanka. It is bounded to the northeast by Rameswaram (island), Adam's ...
Mannar,Gulf of
Man·nar (mə-närʹ), Gulf of An inlet of the Indian Ocean between southern India and Sri Lanka. It has important pearl fisheries. * * *
manned
/mand/, adj. carrying or operated by one or more persons: a manned spacecraft. [1610-20; MAN1 + -ED2] * * *
Manned Spaceflights, 1995
▪ Table Flight Date Crew Mission STS-63, Discovery February 3-12 James D. Wetherbee,* Demonstrate ...
Manned Spaceflights, 1996
▪ Table Manned Spaceflights, 1996 Flight Date Crew* Mission STS-72,    Endeavour January 11–20 Brian Duffy, Brent W. Jett, Jr.,    Winston E. Scott, Leroy ...
mannequin
/man"i kin/, n. 1. a styled and three-dimensional representation of the human form used in window displays, as of clothing; dummy. 2. a wooden figure or model of the human figure ...
manner
manner1 /man"euhr/, n. 1. a way of doing, being done, or happening; mode of action, occurrence, etc.: I don't like the manner in which he complained. 2. manners, a. the ...
manner of articulation
Phonet. the degree of obstruction or the type of channel imposed upon the passage of air at a given place of articulation, as denoted by such categories as stop, fricative, ...
Manner, Eeva Liisa
▪ Finnish author born Dec. 5, 1921, Helsinki, Fin. died July 7, 1995, Tampere       lyrical poet and dramatist, a central figure in the Finnish modernist movement of ...
mannered
/man"euhrd/, adj. 1. having manners as specified (usually used in combination): ill-mannered people. 2. having distinctive mannerisms; affected: a mannered walk. [1350-1400; ME ...
Mannerheim
/mah"neuhrdd haym'/, n. Baron Carl Gustaf Emil von /kahrddl goos"tahf ay"meel feuhn/, 1867-1951, Finnish soldier and statesman. * * *
Mannerheim line
a zone of Finnish fortification erected along part of the border between Finland and Russia before the Finno-Russian War. [named after Baron von MANNERHEIM] * * *
Mannerheim, Carl Gustaf
▪ president of Finland in full  Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim   born June 4, 1867, Villnäs, Fin. died Jan. 27, 1951, Lausanne, Switz.  Finnish military leader and ...
Mannerheim, Carl Gustaf (Emil)
born June 4, 1867, Villnäs, Fin. died Jan. 27, 1951, Lausanne, Switz. Finnish soldier and president of Finland (1944–46). A career officer in the Russian imperial army ...
mannerism
—mannerist, n. —manneristic, adj. —manneristically, adv. /man"euh riz'euhm/, n. 1. a habitual or characteristic manner, mode, or way of doing something; distinctive quality ...
mannerist
See mannerism. * * *
manneristic
See mannerist. * * *
mannerless
—mannerlessness, n. /man"euhr lis/, adj. without good manners; ill-mannered; discourteous; impolite. [1425-75; late ME manerles. See MANNER1, -LESS] * * *
mannerliness
See mannerly. * * *
mannerly
—mannerliness, n. /man"euhr lee/, adj. 1. having or showing good manners; courteous; polite. adv. 2. with good manners; courteously; politely. [1325-75; ME manerly. See ...
manners, comedy of
▪ narrative genre       witty, cerebral form of dramatic comedy that depicts and often satirizes the manners and affectations of a contemporary society. A comedy of ...
Mannes
/man"is/, n. Leopold Damrosch, 1899-1964, U.S. composer and chemist. * * *
Mannes, Leopold
▪ American musician and photography technician born Dec. 26, 1899, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Aug. 11, 1964, Vineyard Haven, Mass.       American musician and ...
Mannes, Marya
▪ American author and critic in full  Maria von Heimburg Mannes  born Nov. 14, 1904, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Sept. 13, 1990, San Francisco, Calif.       American ...
Mannheim
/man"huym/; Ger. /mahn"huym/, n. 1. Karl /kahrl/; Ger. /kahrddl/, 1893-1947, German sociologist. 2. a city in SW Germany at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar rivers. ...
Mannheim gold
a brass alloy used to imitate gold; red brass. * * *
Mannheim School
a group of musicians of the mid-18th century in Mannheim, Germany, notable for developing a style of orchestral composition and performance directly antecedent to and influential ...
Mannheim, Karl
born March 27, 1893, Budapest, Austria-Hungary died Jan. 9, 1947, London, Eng. Hungarian sociologist. Mannheim taught in Germany (University of Heidelberg, 1926–30; Frankfurt ...
Mannie
/man"ee/, n. a male given name, form of Emanuel. * * *
mannikin
/man"i kin/, n. 1. manikin. 2. any of several estrildine finches of the genus Lonchura, of Asia, Australia, and the Pacific islands, often kept as cage birds. [var. of MANIKIN] * ...
Manning
/man"ing/, n. Henry Edward, 1808-92, English prelate and ecclesiastical writer: cardinal 1875-92. * * *
Manning, Bernard John
▪ 2008       British comedian born Aug. 13, 1930, Manchester, Eng. died June 18, 2007, Manchester was as well known for the inflammatory invective with which he ...
Manning, Eli
▪ 2009 Elisha Nelson Manning  born Jan. 3, 1981, New Orleans, La.  Coming from the first family of U.S. football quarterbacks, Eli Manning had great expectations bestowed ...
Manning, Ernest Charles
▪ 1997       Canadian politician (b. Sept. 20, 1908, Carnduff, Sask.—d. Feb. 19, 1996, Calgary, Alta.), served (1943-68) as the dynamic and decisive premier of Alberta ...
Manning, Henry Edward
known as Cardinal Manning born July 15, 1808, Totteridge, Hertfordshire, Eng. died Jan. 14, 1892, London British Roman Catholic cardinal. The son of a banker and member of ...
Manning, James
▪ American educator born Oct. 22, 1738, Piscataway, N.J. died July 29, 1791, Providence, R.I., U.S.       U.S. Baptist clergyman who founded Rhode Island College ...
Manning, Marie
▪ American journalist pseudonym  Beatrice Fairfax  born Jan. 22, 1873?, Washington, D.C., U.S. died Nov. 28, 1945, Washington, D.C.       American journalist, best ...
Manning, Olivia
▪ British writer married name  Mrs. R.d. Smith   born March 2, 1911, Portsmouth, Hampshire, Eng. died July 23, 1980, Ryde, Isle of Wight       British journalist and ...
Manning, Peyton
▪ 2006  In 2005 quarterback Peyton Manning of the National Football League (NFL) Indianapolis Colts showed that if he demanded a little less from himself, he could expect ...
Manning, Preston
▪ 1998       In the Canadian general election held on June 2, 1997, Preston Manning's Reform Party of Canada received 19% of the popular vote and won 60 seats in the ...
mannish
—mannishly, adv. —mannishness, n. /man"ish/, adj. 1. being typical or suggestive of a man rather than a woman: mannish clothing styles for women; a mannish voice. 2. ...
mannishly
See mannish. * * *
mannishness
See mannishly. * * *
mannite
/man"uyt/, n. mannitol. [1820-30; MANN(OSE) + -ITE1] * * *
mannitol
/man"i tawl', -tol'/, n. 1. Chem. a white, crystalline, sweetish, water-soluble, carbohydrate alcohol, C6H8(OH)6, occurring in three optically different forms, the common one ...
mannitol hexanitrate
Chem., Pharm. a colorless, crystalline, water-insoluble, explosive solid, C6H8N6O18, used as a fulminating agent in percussion caps and in the treatment of hypertension and ...
Mannix, Daniel
▪ Australian archbishop born March 4, 1864, Charleville, County Cork, Ire. died Nov. 6, 1963, Melbourne       Roman Catholic prelate who became one of Australia's most ...
Mannlicher, Ferdinand, Ritter von
▪ Austrian arms designer born Jan. 30, 1848, Mainz, Rhenish Hesse died Jan. 20, 1904, Vienna       Austrian firearms designer who invented the cartridge clip, which ...
mannose
/man"ohs/, n. Chem. a hexose, C6H12O6, obtained from the hydrolysis of the ivory nut and yielding mannitol upon reduction. [1885-90; MANN(A) + -OSE2] * * *
Manny
/man"ee/, n. a male given name, form of Emanuel. * * *
Mannyng, Robert
▪ English poet in full  Robert Mannyng of Brunne  flourished c. 1330       early English poet and author of Handlyng Synne, a confessional manual, and of the ...
mano
/mah"noh/; Sp. /mah"naw/, n., pl. manos /-nohz/; Sp. /-naws/. the upper or hand-held stone used when grinding maize or other grains on a metate. [1895-1900, Amer.; < Sp: lit., ...
mano a mano
Sp. /mah"naw ah mah"naw/; Eng. /mah"noh euh mah"noh/, pl. manos a manos Sp. /mah"naws ah mah"naws/; Eng. /mah"noh euh mah"nohz, mah"nohz euh mah"nohz/ for 1, 2. 1. (italics) ...
Mano Nera, La
/lah mah"naw ne"rddah/, Italian. See Black Hand (def. 1a). * * *
Mano River
▪ river, West Africa also called  Bewa, or Gbeyar,         river rising in the Guinea Highlands northeast of Voinjama, Liberia. With its tributary, the Morro, it ...
manoa mano
ma·no a ma·no (mäʹnō ä mäʹnō) n. pl. ma·nos a ma·nos (mäʹnōs ä mäʹnōs) 1. A bullfight in which two rival matadors take turns fighting several bulls each. 2. A ...
Manoah
/meuh noh"euh/, n. the father of Samson. Judges 13. * * *
manoeuvre
/meuh nooh"veuhr/, n., v.t., v.i., manoeuvred, manoeuvring. Chiefly Brit. maneuver. * * *
manof God
man of God n. pl. men of God A clergyman. * * *
manof letters
man of letters n. pl. men of letters A man who is devoted to literary or scholarly pursuits. * * *
manof the cloth
man of the cloth n. pl. men of the cloth A clergyman. * * *
manof the hour
man of the hour n. pl. men of the hour 1. A man in whose honor a gathering is held. 2. A man who is currently an object of public attention. * * *
manof the house
man of the house n. pl. men of the house The primary male member of a household. * * *
manof the world
man of the world n. pl. men of the world A sophisticated, worldly man. * * *
Manohar
▪ Indian painter flourished 1580–1620, India       a leading miniaturist of the Mughal (Mughal painting) school of painting in India, noted for his outstanding ...
Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan
➡ Shyamalan * * *
Manolete
/mah'naw le"te/, n. (Manuel Laureano Rodríguez y Sánchez) 1917-47, Spanish matador. * * * ▪ Spanish bullfighter byname of  Manuel Laureano Rodríguez Sánchez  born July ...
manometer
—manometric /man'euh me"trik/, manometrical, adj. —manometrically, adv. —manometry, n. /meuh nom"i teuhr/, n. an instrument for measuring the pressure of a fluid, ...
manometric
See manometer. * * *
manometrical
See manometric. * * *
manometrically
See manometric. * * *
manometry
See manometric. * * *
Manon
/mann nawonn"/, n. an opera (1884) by Jules Massenet. * * *
manon horseback
man on horseback n. pl. men on horseback 1. A man, usually a military leader, whose popular influence and power may afford him the position of dictator, as in a time of political ...
Manon Lescaut
Fr. /mann nawonn les koh"/ 1. a novel (1731) by Antoine François Prévost. 2. an opera (1893) by Giacomo Puccini. * * *
manor
—manorial /meuh nawr"ee euhl, -nohr"-/, adj. /man"euhr/, n. 1. (in England) a landed estate or territorial unit, originally of the nature of a feudal lordship, consisting of a ...
manor house
the house of the lord of a manor. Also called mansion. [1565-75] * * * ▪ dwelling  during the European Middle Ages, the dwelling of the lord of the manor or his residential ...
manor houses
➡ stately homes * * *
manorhouse
manor house n. 1. The main house on an estate. 2. The house of the lord of a manor. * * *
manorial
See manor. * * *
manorial court
▪ feudal law       in feudal law (manorialism), court through which a lord exercised jurisdiction over his tenants. The manorial court was presided over by the steward ...
manorial system
manorialism. [1955-60] * * *
manorialism
/meuh nawr"ee euh liz'euhm, -nohr"-/, n. the manorial organization, or its principles and practices in the Middle Ages. [1895-1900; MANORIAL + -ISM] * * * or ...
manorialize
/meuh nawr"ee euh luyz', -nohr"-/, v.t., manorialized, manorializing. to bring under manorialism. Also, esp. Brit., manorialise. [1895-1900; MANORIAL + -IZE] * * *
manpower
/man"pow'euhr/, n. power in terms of people available or required for work or military service: the manpower of a country. [1860-65; MAN1 + POWER] * * *
Manpower, Inc.
▪ 1998       In 1997 Manpower, Inc., a company that provided workers for other employers and by 1997 the largest such firm in the world, was seeking to expand its roster ...
manque
/mahonnk/, n. French. the numbers 1 to 18 in roulette. Cf. passe. [lit., lack] * * *
manqué
/mahng kay"/; Fr. /mahonn kay"/, adj. having failed, missed, or fallen short, esp. because of circumstances or a defect of character; unsuccessful; unfulfilled or frustrated ...
Manresa
▪ Spain       city, Barcelona provincia (province), in the comunidad autónoma (autonomous community) of Catalonia, northeastern Spain. It lies along the Cardoner ...
Manrique, Gómez
▪ Spanish author born c. 1412, , Amusco, Castile [now in Spain] died c. 1490, , Toledo       soldier, politician, diplomat and poet, chiefly famous as one of the ...
Manrique, Jorge
▪ Spanish poet and soldier born 1440, probably at Paredes de Nava, Castile [now in Spain] died March 27, 1479, in front of Castle Garci-Muñoz, near Calatrava, ...
manroot
/man"rooht', -root'/, n. man-of-the-earth. [MAN1 + ROOT1] * * *
manrope
/man"rohp'/, n. Naut. a rope placed at the side of a gangway, ladder, or the like, to serve as a rail. [1760-70; MAN1 + ROPE] * * *
Mansa
▪ Zambia formerly  Fort Rosebery,         town, northern Zambia. It is located between Lake Bangweulu to the east and the frontier with Congo (Kinshasa) to the west. ...
manṣabdār
▪ Mughal official       member of the imperial bureaucracy of the Mughal Empire in India. The manṣabdārs governed the empire and commanded its armies in the emperor's ...
mansard
/man"sahrd, -seuhrd/, n. 1. Also called mansard roof. a hip roof, each face of which has a steeper lower part and a shallower upper part. See illus. under roof. Cf. French ...
mansard (roof)
mansard (roof) or mansard [man′särd] n. 〚Fr mansarde, after F. Mansard (1598-1666), Fr architect, who revived the use of such roofs〛 a roof with two slopes on each of the ...
mansarded
See mansard. * * *
mansardroof
mansard roof n. A four-sided roof having a double slope on all sides, with the lower slope much steeper than the upper. * * *
Mansart
/mahonn sannrdd"/; Eng. /man"sahrt, -seuhrt/, n. 1. Jules Hardouin /zhyuul annrdd dwaonn"/, (Jules Hardouin), 1646-1708, French architect: chief architectural director for Louis ...
Mansart, François
▪ French architect Introduction Mansart also spelled  Mansard   born January 1598, Paris died September 1666       architect important for establishing classicism in ...
Mansart, Jules Hardouin-
▪ French architect born , c. April 16, 1646 Paris, Fr. died May 11, 1708, Marly-le-Roi  French architect and city planner to King Louis XIV who completed the design of ...
Mansbridge, Albert
▪ English educator born Jan. 10, 1876, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, Eng. died Aug. 22, 1952, Torquay, Devon  largely self-educated educator, the founder and chief organizer ...
manse
/mans/, n. 1. the house and land occupied by a minister or parson. 2. the dwelling of a landholder; mansion. [1480-90; earlier manss, mans < ML mansus a farm, dwelling, n. use of ...
Mānsehra
▪ Pakistan       town, northeastern North-West Frontier (North-West Frontier Province) Province, Pakistan. The town is situated at the southern end of the Pakhli Plain ...
Mansel, Henry Longueville
▪ British philosopher and theologian born Oct. 6, 1820, Cosgrove, Northamptonshire, Eng. died July 30, 1871, Cosgrove       British philosopher and Anglican theologian ...
Mansell
(1954– ) an English racing driver. After many Grand Prix successes in the 1980s and 1990s he became Formula One world champion in 1992 in a Williams car. He later had some ...
manservant
/man"serr'veuhnt/, n., pl. menservants. a male servant, esp. a valet. [1545-55; MAN1 + SERVANT] * * *
Mansfeld, Ernst, Graf von
▪ German general in full  Peter Ernst, count von Mansfeld  born 1580, Luxembourg died Nov. 29, 1626, Rakovica, near Sarajevo, Bosnia       Roman Catholic mercenary ...
Mansfield
/manz"feeld'/, n. 1. Katherine (Kathleen Beauchamp Murry), 1888-1923, English short-story writer. 2. Michael Joseph (Mike), born 1903, U.S. politician: senator 1953-77. 3. ...
Mansfield Park
a novel (1814) by Jane Austen. It tells the story of Fanny Price, a young girl who goes to live with her rich uncle and his family at their country house, Mansfield Park. They ...
Mansfield, Arabella
▪ American educator née  Belle Aurelia Babb  born May 23, 1846, near Burlington, Iowa, U.S. died Aug. 2, 1911, Aurora, Ill.       American educator who was the first ...
Mansfield, Katherine
orig. Kathleen Mansfield Beauchamp born Oct. 4, 1888, Wellington, N.Z. died Jan. 9, 1923, Gurdjieff Institute, near Fontainebleau, France New Zealand-born British ...
Mansfield, Michael
▪ United States senator in full  Michael Joseph Mansfield , byname  Mike Mansfield   born March 16, 1903, New York, New York, U.S. died October 5, 2001, Washington, ...
Mansfield, Michael (Joseph)
known as Mike Mansfield born March 16, 1903, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Oct. 5, 2001, Washington, D.C. U.S. politician who was the longest-serving majority leader (1961–77) in ...
Mansfield, Michael Joseph
▪ 2002 “Mike”        American politician and diplomat (b. March 16, 1903, New York, N.Y.—d. Oct. 5, 2001, Washington, D.C.), served as majority leader of the U.S. ...
Mansfield, Mount
▪ mountain, Vermont, United States       highest point (4,393 feet [1,339 metres]) in Vermont, U.S., standing 20 miles (30 km) northeast of Burlington in the Green ...
Mansfield, Richard
▪ German actor born May 24, 1854 or 1857, Berlin, Prussia [Germany] died Aug. 30, 1907, New London, Conn., U.S.  one of the last of the great Romantic actors in the United ...
Mansfield, Sir Peter
▪ British physiologist born October 9, 1933, London, England       English physicist who, with American chemist Paul Lauterbur (Lauterbur, Paul), won the 2003 Nobel ...
Mansfield, William Murray, 1st earl of
born March 2, 1705, Scone, Perthshire, Scot. died March 20, 1793, London, Eng. British jurist. Called to the bar in 1730, he gained a wide reputation in 1737 when he eloquently ...
Mansfield, William Murray, 1st Earl of, Earl Of Mansfield, Baron Of Mansfield, Lord Mansfield
▪ English jurist Introduction born March 2, 1705, Scone, Perthshire, Scot. died March 20, 1793, London, Eng.       chief justice of the King's Bench of Great Britain ...
Mansfield,Katherine
Mansfield, Katherine. 1888-1923. New Zealand-born British writer known for her short stories. Her collections include Bliss (1920) and The Dove's Nest (1923). * * *
Mansfield,Mount
Mansfield, Mount The highest peak, 1,339.9 m (4,393 ft), of the Green Mountains in north-central Vermont. It is a winter sports area. * * *
mansfieldite
      arsenate mineral (AlAsO4·2H2O) similar to scorodite (q.v.). * * *
Manship, Paul
▪ American sculptor born December 25, 1885, St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S. died January 31, 1966, New York, New York       American sculptor whose subjects and modern, ...
Mansholt, Sicco Leendert
▪ 1996       Dutch politician (b. Sept. 13, 1908, Ulrum, near Groningen, Neth.—d. June 30, 1995, Wapserveen, Neth.), was the guiding force behind the Mansholt Plan, a ...
Mansi
/mahn"see/, n., pl. Mansis, (esp. collectively) Mansi for 1. 1. a member of a Uralic people now living in scattered settlements along western tributaries of the Ob River in ...
mansion
/man"sheuhn/, n. 1. a very large, impressive, or stately residence. 2. See manor house. 3. Often, mansions. Brit. a large building with many apartments; apartment house. 4. ...
Mansion House
the official home of the Lord Mayor of London, in the City of London. The building was completed in 1753 and contains the Egyptian Hall, where official dinners and other events ...
manslaughter
/man"slaw'teuhr/, n. 1. Law. the unlawful killing of a human being without malice aforethought. 2. the killing of a human being by another; homicide. [1250-1300; ME; see MAN1, ...
manslayer
—manslaying, n., adj. /man"slay'euhr/, n. a person who kills another human being. [bef. 1000; ME; manslaer. See MAN1, SLAYER] * * *
Mansôa
▪ town, Guinea-Bissau       town located near the source of the Mansôa River in central Guinea-Bissau. The area around Mansôa is agricultural, with rice predominating ...
Manson
(1934– ) the leader of a group of hippies, called his ‘family’. In 1969 the group, acting on Manson’s orders, murdered seven people including the actor Sharon Tate near ...
Manson, Charles
born Nov. 12, 1934, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. U.S. cult leader and mass murderer. From age 9 he spent a great deal of his life in the care of the state, first in juvenile ...
Manson, Sir Patrick
▪ Scottish parasitologist born Oct. 3, 1844, Old Meldrum, Aberdeen, Scot. died April 9, 1922, London, Eng.  British parasitologist who founded the field of tropical ...
manstealing
/man"stee'ling/, n. the act of kidnapping. [1570-80; MAN1 + STEALING] * * *
Manstein, Erich von
▪ German general original name  Erich Von Lewinski   born Nov. 24, 1887, Berlin, Ger. died June 11, 1973, Irschenhausen, near Munich, W.Ger.       German field ...
mansuetude
/man"swi toohd', -tyoohd'/, n. mildness; gentleness: the mansuetude of Christian love. [1350-1400; ME < L mansuetudo tameness, mildness, equiv. to mansue-, base of mansuescere to ...
Mansur
Mansur [man soor′] A.D. 712?-775; Arab caliph (754-775): founder of Baghdad: also al-Mansur * * * ▪ Indian painter also called  Ustād (“Master”) ...
Manṣūr, Abū Yūsuf Yaʿqūb al-
▪ Almohad and Muʾminid ruler in full  Abū Yūsuf Yaʿqub Ibn ʿabd Al-muʾmin Al-manṣūr   born c. 1160 died Jan. 23, 1199, Marrakech, Mor.       third ruler of ...
Manṣūr, Abū ʿĀmir al-
▪ Spanish Umayyad vizier in full  Muḥammad Ibn Abū ʿāmir Al-manṣūr,  Latin  and Spanish Almanzor  born c. 938 died Aug. 10, 1002, Spain       the chief ...
Mansur, al-
/al"man soor"/, ('Abdullah al-Mansur) A.D. 712?-775, Arab caliph 754-775: founder of Baghdad 764. * * * ▪ ʿAbbāsid caliph in full  Abū Jaʿfar Abd Allāh Al-manṣūr Ibn ...
Mansur,al-
Man·sur (măn-so͝orʹ), al-. 712?-775. Arab caliph (754-775) who founded Baghdad in 764. * * *
Mansûra
/man soor"euh/; Arab. /mon sooh"rddah/, n. See El Mansûra. * * *
Manṣūrah, Al-
▪ Egypt also spelled  El-Mansura,         capital of Al-Daqahlīyah (Daqahliyyah, Al-) muḥāfaẓah (governorate) on the east bank of the Damietta Branch of the ...
manta
/man"teuh/; Sp. /mahn"tah/, n., pl. mantas /-teuhz/; Sp. /-tahs/. 1. (in Spain and Spanish America) a cloak or wrap. 2. the type of blanket or cloth used on a horse or mule. 3. ...
Manta
/mahn"tah, -teuh/, n. a seaport in W Ecuador, on Manta Bay. 64,569. * * * ▪ Ecuador       port city, western Ecuador, on the Bahía (bay) de Manta. Originally known as ...
Manta Bay
an inlet of the Pacific, on the W coast of Ecuador. * * *
manta ray
or devil ray or devilfish Any of several genera of warm-water marine rays, constituting the family Mobulidae, that are wider than they are long. Extensions of the pectoral fins ...
mantapa
/mun"teuh peuh/, n. a porch or vestibule of a Brahman temple. Also, mantappa. Also called chaori. [ < Hindi mandap < Skt mandapa] * * *
mantaray
manta ray n. See manta. * * *
Mantaro
/mahn tah"rddaw/; Eng. /man tahr"oh, mahn-/, n. a river in central Peru, flowing SE to the Apurímac River. ab. 360 mi. (580 km) long. * * *
manteau
/man"toh, man toh"/, n., pl. manteaus, manteaux /-tohz, -tohz"/. Obs. a mantle or cloak, esp. one worn by women. [1665-75; < F; see MANTLE] * * *
Manteca
/man tee"keuh/, n. a town in central California. 24,925. * * *
Mantegna
/mahn te"nyah/, n. Andrea /ahn drdde"ah/, 1431-1506, Italian painter and engraver. * * *
Mantegna, Andrea
born 1431?, near Vicenza, Republic of Venice died Sept. 13, 1506, Mantua, March of Mantua Italian painter. The son of a woodworker, he was adopted by Francesco Squarcione, a ...
Mantegna,Andrea
Man·te·gna (män-tānʹyə, -tĕʹnyä), Andrea. 1431-1506. Italian painter who was a pioneer in the Renaissance style. Among his works are the altarpiece for the Church of ...
mantel
/man"tl/, n. 1. a construction framing the opening of a fireplace and usually covering part of the chimney breast in a more or less decorative manner. 2. Also called mantelshelf. ...
mantelboard
/man"tl bawrd', -bohrd'/, n. Chiefly South Midland U.S. mantel. [1880-85; MANTEL + BOARD] * * *
mantelet
/man"tl et', mant"lit/, n. 1. a short mantle. 2. Also, mantlet. Mil. a. manta (def. 3). b. any of various bulletproof shelters or screens. [1350-1400; ME < MF; see MANTLE, -ET] * ...
Mantell, Gideon Algernon
▪ British paleontologist born Feb. 3, 1790, Lewes, Sussex, Eng. died Nov. 10, 1852, London  British physician, geologist, and paleontologist, who discovered four of the five ...
mantelletta
/man'tl et"euh/, n. Rom. Cath. Ch. a silk or woolen sleeveless vestment reaching to the knees, worn by cardinals, bishops, and other prelates. [1850-55; < It, prob. < ML ...
mantellone
/man'tl oh"nee/, n. Rom. Cath. Ch. a purple mantle extending to the ankles, worn over the cassock by lesser prelates of the papal court. [ < It, aug. of mantello MANTLE] * * *
mantelpiece
mantelpiece [man′təl pēs΄] n. the projecting shelf of a mantel, or this shelf and the side elements framing the fireplace in front * * * man·tel·piece ...
mantelshelf
/man"tl shelf'/, n., pl. mantelshelves. mantel (def. 2). [1820-30; MANTEL + SHELF] * * *
manteltree
/man"tl tree'/, n. 1. a wooden or stone lintel over the opening of a fireplace. 2. a masonry arch used in place of such a lintel. Also, mantletree. [1425-75; late ME; see MANTEL, ...
mantes
man·tes (mănʹtēz) n. A plural of mantis. * * *
Manteuffel, Edwin, Freiherr (baron) von
▪ Prussian general in full  Edwin Hans Karl, Freiherr von Manteuffel  born Feb. 24, 1809, Dresden, Saxony [Germany] died June 17, 1885, Carlsbad, Bohemia, ...
Manteuffel, Hasso, Freiherr von
▪ German military strategist born Jan. 14, 1897, Potsdam, Ger. died Sept. 24, 1978, Tyrol, Austria       German military strategist whose skillful deployment of tanks ...
Manti
▪ Utah, United States       city, seat (1850) of Sanpete county, central Utah, U.S. Located in an agricultural district at an altitude of 5,530 feet (1,685 metres), the ...
mantic
—mantically, adv. /man"tik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to divination. 2. having the power of divination. [1580-90; < Gk mantikós of a soothsayer, prophetic. See MANTIS, -IC] * ...
mantically
See mantic. * * *
manticore
/man"ti kawr', -kohr'/, n. a legendary monster with a man's head, horns, a lion's body, and the tail of a dragon or, sometimes, a scorpion. [1300-50; ME < L mantichoras < Gk, ...
mantid
/man"tid/, n. mantis. [MANT(IS) + -ID2] * * * ▪ insect also called  mantis,  praying mantid,  or  praying mantis    any of approximately 2,000 species of large, ...
mantilla
/man til"euh, -tee"euh/, n. 1. a silk or lace head scarf arranged over a high comb and falling over the back and shoulders, worn in Spain, Mexico, etc. 2. a short mantle or light ...
Mantinea
/man'teuh nee"euh/, n. an ancient city in S Greece, in Arcadia: battles 362 B.C., 223 B.C. * * *
Mantineia
or Mantinea Ancient Greek city of Arcadia, situated north of modern Trípolis. At the first Battle of Mantineia in 418 BC, Sparta defeated the coalition of Mantineia, Elis, ...
Mantiqueira Mountains
▪ mountain range, Brazil Portuguese  Serra Da Mantiqueira,         mountain range of eastern Brazil, rising abruptly from the northwestern bank of the Rio Paraíba do ...
mantis
/man"tis/, n., pl. mantises, mantes /-teez/. any of several predaceous insects of the order Mantidae, having a long prothorax and typically holding the forelegs in an upraised ...
mantis shrimp
any stomatopod crustacean having a pair of appendages modified for grasping prey and resembling those of a mantis. Also called mantis crab. [1870-75] * * * ▪ crustacean  any ...
mantiscrab
mantis crab n. See squilla. * * *
mantispid
/man tis"pid/, n. any neuropterous, mantislike insect of the family Mantispidae, the larvae of which are parasites in the nests of spiders or wasps. [ < NL Mantispidae family of ...
mantissa
/man tis"euh/, n. 1. Math. the decimal part of a common logarithm. Cf. characteristic (def. 3a). 2. Obs. an addition of little or no importance, as to a literary work. [1860-65; ...
mantisshrimp
mantis shrimp n. See squilla. * * *
mantle
/man"tl/, n., v., mantled, mantling. n. 1. a loose, sleeveless cloak or cape. 2. something that covers, envelops, or conceals: the mantle of darkness. 3. Geol. the portion of the ...
Mantle
/man"tl/, n. 1. Mickey (Charles), 1931-95, U.S. baseball player. 2. (Robert) Burns, 1873-1948, U.S. journalist. * * * That part of the Earth that lies beneath the crust and ...
mantle plume
Geol. plume (def. 10). [1970-75] * * *
mantle rock
Physical Geog. the layer of disintegrated and decomposed rock fragments, including soil, just above the solid rock of the earth's crust; regolith. [1890-95] * * *
Mantle, Mickey
in full Mickey Charles Mantle born Oct. 20, 1931, Spavinaw, Okla., U.S. died Aug. 13, 1995, Dallas, Texas U.S. baseball player. Mantle joined the New York Yankees in 1951 and ...
Mantle,Mickey Charles
Man·tle (mănʹtl), Mickey Charles. 1931-1995. American baseball player. One of the greatest sluggers of the game, he played center field for the New York Yankees (1951-1968) ...
mantlepiece
/man"tl pees'/, n. mantel. [MANTLE + PIECE] * * *
mantlerock
mantle rock n. See regolith. * * *
mantlet
/mant"lit/, n. Mil. mantelet (def. 2). * * *
mantletree
/man"tl tree'/, n. manteltree. * * *
mantling
/mant"ling/, n. Heraldry. a decorative piece of cloth represented as hanging from a torse so as to cover the sides and rear of a helmet and often so as to frame the escutcheon ...
Manto
▪ Greek mythology Greek“Prophetess”       in Greek legend, the daughter and assistant of the Theban prophet Tiresias. After the sack of Thebes by the Epigoni (the ...
Mantoux test
/man tooh", man"tooh/; Fr. /mahonn tooh"/, Med. a test for tuberculosis in which a hypersensitive reaction to an intracutaneous injection of tuberculin indicates a previous or ...
Mantouxtest
Man·toux test (măn-to͞oʹ, män-) n. A tuberculin test in which a small amount of tuberculin is injected under the skin.   [After Charles Mantoux (1877-1947), French ...
mantra
—mantric, adj. /man"treuh, mahn"-, mun"-/, n. Hinduism. a word or formula, as from the Veda, chanted or sung as an incantation or prayer. Also, mantram. [1800-10; < Skt] * * ...
mantrap
man·trap (mănʹtrăp') n. 1. A trap set to catch trespassers or poachers. 2. Slang. A woman considered dangerously seductive and scheming. * * *
mantric
See mantra. * * *
mantua
/man"chooh euh/, n. 1. a woman's loose gown worn as a robe or overdress in the early 18th century. 2. a mantle. [1670-80; var. of MANTEAU, by assoc. with MANTUA] * * * ▪ ...
Mantua
—Mantuan, adj., n. /man"chooh euh/, n. a city in E Lombardy, in N Italy: birthplace of Vergil. 65,390. Italian, Mantova /mahn"taw vah/. * * * ▪ Italy Italian ...
Mantua, Siege of
▪ European history       (June 4, 1796–Feb. 2, 1797), the crucial episode in Napoleon Bonaparte's first Italian campaign; his successful siege of Mantua excluded the ...
Mantuan
See Mantua. * * *

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