Meaning of MANIFOLD in English
[ 'manɪfəʊld ]
■ adjective formal or literary
1》 many and various.
2》 having many different forms.
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.
OE manigfeald .
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004