1. The slaying of a human being; destruction of men. Milton.
2. (Law) The unlawful killing of a man, either in negligence or incidentally to the commission of some
unlawful act, but without specific malice, or upon a sudden excitement of anger.
(Man"slay`er) n. One who kills a human being; one who commits manslaughter.
(Man"steal`er) n. A person who steals or kidnaps a human being or beings.
(Man"steal`ing), n. The act or business of stealing or kidnaping human beings, especially
with a view to eslave them.
(Man"suete) a. [L. mansuetus, p. p. of mansuescere to tame; manus hand + suescere to
accustom: cf. F. mansuet.] Tame; gentle; kind. [Obs.] Ray.
(Man"sue*tude) n. [L. mansuetudo: cf. F. mansuétude.] Tameness; gentleness; mildness.
(Man"swear`) v. i. To swear falsely. Same as Mainswear.
(||Man"ta) n. [From the native name.] (Zoöl.) See Cephaloptera and Sea devil.
(Mant*choo") a. & n. Same as Manchu.
(||Man`teau") n.; pl. F. Manteaux E. Manteaus [F. See Mantle, n.]
1. A woman's cloak or mantle.
2. A gown worn by women. [Obs.]
(Man"tel) n. [The same word as mantle a garment; cf. F. manteau de cheminée. See Mantle.]
(Arch.) The finish around a fireplace, covering the chimney-breast in front and sometimes on both sides; especially,
a shelf above the fireplace, and its supports. [Written also mantle.]
(Man"tel*et) n. [F., dim. of manteau, OF. mantel. See Mantle.]
1. (a) A short cloak formerly worn by knights. (b) A short cloak or mantle worn by women.
A mantelet upon his shoulders hanging.Chaucer.
2. (Fort.) A musket-proof shield of rope, wood, or metal, which is sometimes used for the protection
of sappers or riflemen while attacking a fortress, or of gunners at embrasures; now commonly written
(Man"tel*piece`) n. Same as Mantel.
(Man"tel*shelf`) n. The shelf of a mantel.
(Man"tel*tree`) n. (Arch.) The lintel of a fireplace when of wood, as frequently in early houses.
(Man"tic) a. Of or pertaining to divination, or to the condition of one inspired, or supposed to be
inspired, by a deity; prophetic. [R.] "Mantic fury." Trench.
(Man*til"la) n. [Sp. See Mantle.]