ETYM Old Eng. manuel, French manuel, Latin manualis, from manus hand; prob. akin to as. mund hand, protection, Old High Germ. munt, German mündel a ward, vormund guardian, Icel. mund hand. Related to Emancipate, Legerdemain, Maintain, Manage, Manner, Manure, Mound a hill.
1. Of or relating to the hands.
2. Requiring human effort.
Doing or requiring physical work.
1. According with material things or natural laws
2. Concerned with material things
3. Having substance or material existence; perceptible to the senses; SYN. tangible, touchable.
4. Involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit
5. Relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics