Meaning of MANIFOLD in English

MANIFOLD

[ 'manɪfəʊld ]

■ adjective formal or literary

1》 many and various.

2》 having many different forms.

■ noun

1》 a pipe or chamber branching into several openings.

2》 (in an internal-combustion engine) the part conveying air and fuel from the carburettor to the cylinders or that leading from the cylinders to the exhaust pipe.

Derivatives

~ly adverb

~ness noun

Origin

OE manigfeald .

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