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manhole an opening in a street large enough for a person to climb into to make repairs underneath the street. A manhole is usually covered by a lid.
manhood the condition of being an adult male.
maniac a person who is insane. [3 definitions]
manicure a treatment for the fingernails that includes trimming, shaping, and sometimes polishing. [2 definitions]
Manitoba a Canadian province between Ontario and Saskatchewan. Its capital is Winnipeg.
mankind the whole human race.
man-made made or formed by human beings; not natural.
manner a way of doing something; style. [3 definitions]
manoeuvre a spelling of "maneuver" used in Canada and Britain. See "maneuver" for more information.
man-of-war an old word for warship. [2 definitions]
manor a large estate and its main house or mansion.
mansion a large, grand, expensive home.
manslaughter the crime of killing a person without planning or meaning to do so.
mantel a frame around the sides and top of a fireplace. [2 definitions]
mantle the layer of the earth that lies between the crust and the core. The crust is the top layer of the earth--the layer we live on. The core is the center of our earth. The mantle is very thick and makes up most of the entire planet. [2 definitions]
manual having to do with use of the hands. [3 definitions]
manufacture to make by machine in a large quantity. [3 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.
manure the waste matter of animals, such as cows and horses, used to fertilize the soil and help plants grow.
manuscript a piece of writing prepared by the author before it becomes a printed article or book.