Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.

Manila paper

strong, light-brown or buff paper, originally made from Manila hemp but now also from wood pulp substitutes and various other fibers.
any paper resembling Manila paper.
Also called Manila, manilla.
Origin of Manila paper
First recorded in 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Manila paper
Historical Examples
  • A 70-pound Manila paper may be used instead of kraft, if desired.

    Library Bookbinding Arthur Low Bailey
  • One of these should be a 60-pound and the other an 80-pound Manila paper, both guarded entirely around the fold with jaconet.

    Library Bookbinding Arthur Low Bailey
  • The fibres that have served their usefulness as rope are pulped and manufactured into Manila paper.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway
  • The sheets should be kept in heavy envelopes of Manila paper and placed in a box just the size to hold them.

    Outdoor Sports and Games

    Claude H. Miller
British Dictionary definitions for Manila paper

Manila paper

a strong usually brown paper made from Manila hemp or similar fibres
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for manila paper

Word Value for Manila

Scrabble Words With Friends