ma·​nila | \ mə-ˈni-lə How to pronounce manila (audio) \
variants: or less commonly manilla

Definition of manila

1 capitalized : made from Manila hemp
2 : made of manila paper

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Other Words from manila

manila noun

Examples of manila in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That's where the experts come in to put us on the right track and save us from grabbing a manila envelope, stuffing, sighing, and calling it a day. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, 26 May 2020 Several graduates wore caps and gowns; one had fashioned a makeshift diploma from a manila envelope. Eren Orbey, The New Yorker, 6 May 2020 At the fourth door, Kuhn ran through the rain to drop off the bag of food and the manila envelope. Anne Saker,, 24 Apr. 2020 That meant buying a high-definition webcam and packaging art supplies into large manila envelopes. Dallas News, 27 Mar. 2020 Rather than the packets of paper and binders that occupy most senators’ desks, Cotton just had a few sheets in a manila folder. NBC News, 25 Jan. 2020 As Paula Reed Ward reports for the Priore hid illustrated pages or plates in manila envelopes, rolled up larger items, or simply carried books out of the library. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 Jan. 2020 Her only possessions were the few clothes inside her black duffel bag and a manila envelope with documents. Nicole Chavez, CNN, 30 Nov. 2019 Copies of some of these stories were later sent to the State Department stuffed in a manila envelope. Anchorage Daily News, 11 Oct. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of manila

1820, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Manila geographical name

Ma·​nila | \ mə-ˈni-lə How to pronounce Manila (audio) \

Definition of Manila

city and port on Manila Bay (an inlet of the South China Sea), on the western coast of Luzon, Philippines population 1,661,000

Note: Manila serves as capital of the Philippines.

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