manuscript

adjective
man·u·script | \ˈman-yə-ˌskript \

Definition of manuscript 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: written by hand or typed manuscript letters manuscript poems

manuscript

noun

Definition of manuscript (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a written or typewritten composition or document as distinguished from a printed copy also : a document submitted for publication The library owns the author's original manuscript.

2 : writing as opposed to print

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Synonyms & Antonyms for manuscript

Synonyms: Noun

calligraphy, handwriting, longhand, penmanship, script

Antonyms: Noun

print, type, typewriting

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Examples of manuscript in a Sentence

Noun

The library owns the author's original manuscript. a copy of the composer's manuscript

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The beginnings of all the manuscripts remain missing. Henrik Knudsen, Smithsonian, "Buried by the Ash of Vesuvius, These Scrolls Are Being Read for the First Time in Millennia," 26 June 2018 Are these clues that Voth should have picked up on — ones indicating that this manuscript is a modern forgery? Clea Simon, BostonGlobe.com, "In Jordy Rosenberg’s new novel, it’s a trans, trans, trans, trans world," 22 June 2018 But beyond those facts, the manuscript offers more questions than answers. Jane Bracher, CNN, "The Voynich manuscript: Will this medieval mystery ever be solved?," 15 June 2018 The Basel team linked its papyrus to Galen by drawing parallels with the Ravenna papyri, a group of significant documents that includes many of the physician’s ancient manuscripts. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Researchers Unlock Secrets of Basel Papyrus," 13 July 2018 So, too, has the practice of journal editors asking independent, usually anonymous, experts to scrutinise manuscripts and reject those deemed flawed—a quality-control process now known as peer review. The Economist, "Some science journals that claim to peer review papers do not do so," 21 June 2018 He was brought into the Special Collections Library, which housed extremely valuable manuscripts. refinery29.com, "American Animals," 20 June 2018 Explore these ancient illuminated manuscripts which reveal the cultural exchange between Asia and Europe dating back to the medieval era. Brittany Martin, Los Angeles Magazine, "The Best Exhibits at Museums and Galleries in L.A. This Month," 5 June 2018 More than 8,000 of Ben Franklin’s original manuscripts and papers were just digitized through the Library of Congress. Aubrey Nagle, Philly.com, "One dead in emergency plane landing, Jose Garces fields multiple lawsuits | Morning Newsletter," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of manuscript

Adjective

1597, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1571, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for manuscript

Adjective

Latin manu scriptus

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manuscript

noun

English Language Learners Definition of manuscript

: the original copy of a play, book, piece of music, etc., before it has been printed

manuscript

noun
man·u·script | \ˈman-yə-ˌskript \

Kids Definition of manuscript

1 : a document written by hand especially before the development of printing

2 : the original copy of a writer's work before it is printed

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