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Definition of "manuscript" []

  • A book, document, or other composition written by hand. (noun)
  • A typewritten or handwritten version of a book, an article, a document, or other work, especially the author's own copy, prepared and submitted for publication in print. (noun)
  • Handwriting. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "manuscript" in a sentence
  • "Publishers will not buy a novel manuscript from a first-time novelist unless the manuscript is completed."
  • "Download the first six chapters free, the balance of the manuscript is yours for $10.00 using a credit-card."
  • "Your manuscript is as stiff as my smoking pen barrel"