Visual Thesaurus Word of the Day
Tuesday, August 20th manipulate Real Handful Word of the Day:
The idea of hand lurks in many words that contain -man- (like manual, manage, and emancipate) and it does also in manipulate, a verb derived ultimately from Latin manipulus, "handful." Manipulate is a latecomer to English, being a back-formation from the noun manipulation. They both wandered in from French in the 19th century.
previous next
day view week view month view