3. Originally, a napkin; later, an ornamental band or scarf worn upon the left arm as a part of the vestments
of a priest in the Roman Catholic Church. It is sometimes worn in the English Church service.
(Ma*nip"u*lar) a. [L. manipularis: cf. F. manipulaire.]
1. Of or pertaining to the maniple, or company.
2. Manipulatory; as, manipular operations.
(Ma*nip"u*late) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Manipulated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Manipulating ] [LL. manipulatus,
p. p. of manipulare to lead by the hand, fr. L. manipulus. See Maniple.]
1. To treat, work, or operate with the hands, especially when knowledge and dexterity are required; to
manage in hand work; to handle; as, to manipulate scientific apparatus.
2. To control the action of, by management; as, to manipulate a convention of delegates; to manipulate
the stock market; also, to manage artfully or fraudulently; as, to manipulate accounts, or election returns.
(Ma*nip"u*late), v. i. To use the hands in dexterous operations; to do hand work; specifically,
to manage the apparatus or instruments used in scientific work, or in artistic or mechanical processes; also,
specifically, to use the hand in mesmeric operations.
(Ma*nip`u*la"tion) n. [Cf. F. manipulation.]
1. The act or process of manipulating, or the state of being manipulated; the act of handling work by
hand; use of the hands, in an artistic or skillful manner, in science or art.
Manipulation is to the chemist like the external senses to the mind.Whewell.
2. The use of the hands in mesmeric operations.
3. Artful management; as, the manipulation of political bodies; sometimes, a management or treatment
for purposes of deception or fraud.
(Ma*nip"u*la*tive) a. Of or pertaining to manipulation; performed by manipulation.
(Ma*nip"u*la`tor) n. One who manipulates.
(Ma*nip"u*la*to*ry) a. Of or pertaining to manipulation.
(||Ma"nis) n. [NL., fr. L. manes the ghosts or shades of the dead. So called from its dismal appearance,
and because it seeks for its food by night.] (Zoöl.) A genus of edentates, covered with large, hard, triangular
scales, with sharp edges that overlap each other like tiles on a roof. They inhabit the warmest parts of
Asia and Africa, and feed on ants. Called also Scaly anteater. See Pangolin.
(Man"i*to Man"i*tou Man"i*tu) , n. A name given by tribes of American Indians to a great spirit,
whether good or evil, or to any object of worship. Tylor.
Gitche Manito the mighty,Longfellow.
The Great Spirit, the creator,
Smiled upon his helpless children!
Mitche Manito the mighty,Longfellow.
He the dreadful Spirit of Evil,
As a serpent was depicted.
(Man"i*trunk) n. [L. manus hand + E. trunk.] (Zoöl.) The anterior segment of the thorax in
insects. See Insect.
(Man`kind") n. [AS. mancynn. See Kin kindred, Kind, n.]