(Man"a*ble) a. Marriageable. [Obs.]
(Man"ace) n. & v. Same as Menace. [Obs.]
(Man"a*cle) n. [OE. manicle, OF. manicle, F. manicle sort glove, manacle, L. manicula a
little hand, dim. of manus hand; cf. L. manica sleeve, manacle, fr. manus. See Manual.] A handcuff; a
shackle for the hand or wrist; usually in the plural.
Doctrine unto fools is as fetters on the feet, and like manacles on the right hand.Ecclus. xxi. 19.
(Man"a*cle), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Manacled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Manacling ] To put handcuffs
or other fastening upon, for confining the hands; to shackle; to confine; to restrain from the use of the
limbs or natural powers.
Is it thus you use this monarch, to manacle and shackle him hand and foot ?Arbuthnot.
(Man"age) n. [F. manège, It. maneggio, fr. maneggiare to manage, fr. L. manushand. Perhaps
somewhat influenced by F. ménage housekeeping, OF. mesnage, akin to E. mansion. See Manual,
and cf. Manege.] The handling or government of anything, but esp. of a horse; management; administration.
See Manege. [Obs.]
Young men, in the conduct and manage of actions, embrace more than they can hold.Bacon.
Down, down I come; like glistering PhaëthonShak.
Wanting the manage of unruly jades.
The unlucky manage of this fatal brawl.Shak.
This word, in its limited sense of management of a horse, has been displaced by manege; in its more
general meaning, by management.
(Man"age) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Managed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Managing ] [From Manage, n.]
1. To have under control and direction; to conduct; to guide; to administer; to treat; to handle.
Long tubes are cumbersome, and scarce to be easily managed.Sir I. Newton.
What wars Imanage, and what wreaths I gain.Prior.
2. Hence: Esp., to guide by careful or delicate treatment; to wield with address; to make subservient by
artful conduct; to bring around cunningly to one's plans.
It was so much his interest to manage his Protestant subjects.Addison.
It was not her humor to manage those over whom she had gained an ascendant.Bp. Hurd.
3. To train in the manege, as a horse; to exercise in graceful or artful action.
4. To treat with care; to husband. Dryden.
5. To bring about; to contrive. Shak.