Definition of Manuscript

1. Noun. The form of a literary work submitted for publication.

Exact synonyms: Ms
Generic synonyms: Piece Of Writing, Writing, Written Material

2. Noun. Handwritten book or document.
Exact synonyms: Holograph
Generic synonyms: Autograph
Specialized synonyms: Codex, Leaf-book, Palimpsest, Roll, Scroll

Definition of Manuscript

1. a. Written with or by the hand; not printed; as, a manuscript volume.

2. n. A literary or musical composition written with the hand, as distinguished from a printed copy.

Definition of Manuscript

1. Adjective. Which is handwritten, or by extension typewritten, as opposed to mechanical reproduction ¹

2. Noun. A book, composition or any other document, (type)written by hand, not mechanically reproduced. ¹

3. Noun. A single, original copy of a book, article, composition etc, written by hand or even printed, submitted as original for (copy-editing and) reproductive publication. ¹

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Definition of Manuscript

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Manuscript

manus cava
manus extensa
manus flexa
manus plana
manus superextensa
manus valga
manus vara
manuscript (current term)
manuscript paper

Literary usage of Manuscript

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Book Prices Current (1917)
"Original Autograph manuscript Poem, " Hymn." From the German of Martin Luther. ... Original Autograph manuscript, entitled, " Samuel Cowles and his horse ..."

2. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1902)
"ON A HITHERTO UNEXAMINED manuscript OF JOHN DE PLANO CARPINI. By C. RAYMOND BEAZLEY, MA WHILE working lately in the Library of Corpus Christi College, ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"All of these are still retained in their manuscript form; their printing was ... In view of the exclusively manuscript character of the Vatican ae a ..."

4. Publications by Musical Antiquarian Society (1845)
"A note on the recently discovered manuscript of Henry the Fourth. Since this manuscript has been published by the Society, the Rev. ..."

5. The Red Badge of Courage and Four Stories by Stephen Crane (1997)
"The final handwritten manuscript consists of 176 pages, folio, and part of the earlier draft appears on the verso of fifty-eight leaves of this manuscript. ..."

6. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1873)
"with autograph corrections; original draft of the third chapter of "The Picture of Dorian Gray" ; typewritten manuscript of "A Good Woman. ..."

7. Publications by Dorset Record Society, Ohio Civil War Centennial Commission, Ohio Historical Society (1905)
"APPENDIX VIII THE ORIGINAL manuscript OF THE BARON COURT RECORDS AND ITS TRANSCRIBER It is greatly to be regretted that the original manuscript from which ..."

8. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"Bishop William's memorial elegiacs on the date of the primate's assassination are to be found in one manuscript of the ' Chronicle of Ger- vase of ..."

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