Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “manual”

See all translations

manual

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈmæn·ju·əl/ us  

manual adjective [not gradable] (DONE BY HAND)

done or operated with the hands: The mail can be sorted faster by machine then by manual sorting. He has callouses on his hands from years of manual labor. If a machine is manual, it does not use electricity to operate: We all used manual typewriters in those days.
manually
adverb  /ˈmæn·ju·ə·li/ us  
a manually operated pump

manual

noun [C]  /ˈmæn·ju·əl/ us  

manual noun [C] (BOOK)

a book that gives you practical instructions on how to do something or how to use something: Get the computer manufacturer’s operating manual.
Translations of “manual”
in Korean 손으로 하는…
in Arabic يَدَوي…
in French manuel…
in Turkish elle yapılan…
in Italian manuale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 用手做的, 手工的, (機器)用手操作的,手動的…
in Russian ручной, физический…
in Polish fizyczny, ręczny…
in Spanish manual…
in Portuguese manual…
in German manuell…
in Catalan manual…
in Japanese 手作業の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 用手做的, 手工的, (机器)用手操作的,手动的…
(Definition of manual from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of manual?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “manual” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

past participle

the form of a verb, usually made by adding -ed, used in some grammatical structures such as the passive and the present perfect

Word of the Day

Euphemisms (Words used to Avoid Offending People)

by Kate Woodford,
March 04, 2015
​​​ We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More