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Meaning of MENIAL

Pronunciation:  'meeneeul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a domestic servant
  2. [adj]  used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)
 

MENIAL is a 6 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: dogsbody, humble, lowly, unskilled
 
 See Also: retainer, servant

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Men"ial\, a. [OE. meneal, fr. meine, maine, household,
    OF. maisni['e]e, maisnie, LL. mansionaticum. See {Mansion},
    and cf. {Meine}, n., {Meiny}.]
    1. Belonging to a retinue or train of servants; performing
       servile office; serving.
    
             Two menial dogs before their master pressed.
                                                   --Dryden.
    
    2. Pertaining to servants, esp. domestic servants; servile;
       low; mean. `` Menial offices.'' --Swift.
    
    
  2. \Men"ial\, n.
    1. A domestic servant or retainer, esp. one of humble rank;
       one employed in low or servile offices.
    
    2. A person of a servile character or disposition.
    
    
 
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