manila definition by Webster's New World
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seaport & capital of the Philippines, in SW Luzon, on an inlet () of the South China Sea: pop. 10,546,000
manila definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- often Manila or Manilla A cheroot made in Manila.
- See abaca.
- Manila paper.
- A light yellow brown.
The capital and largest city of the Philippines, on southwest Luzon Island and Manila Bay, an inlet of the South China Sea. Founded in 1571, the city was controlled by Spain until it was seized by U.S. troops in 1898 during the Spanish-American War. It was held by the Japanese from 1942 to 1945 during World War II. Population: 1,580,000.
Variant of Manila