manila

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adjective ma·nila \mə-ˈni-lə\

Definition of manila

  1. 1 capitalized :  made from Manila hemp

  2. 2 :  made of manila paper

manila

noun

1820

First Known Use of manila

1820

Variants of manila

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manilla


Manila

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geographical name Ma·nila \mə-ˈni-lə\

Definition of Manila

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


MANILA Defined for English Language Learners

manila

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adjective ma·nila \mə-ˈni-lə\

Definition of manila for English Language Learners

  • : made of strong, light brown paper


Manila

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geographical name Ma·nila \mə-ˈni-lə\

Definition of Manila for English Language Learners

  • : city in the Philippines



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