(computing) A file containing metadata describing other files.
Other Word Forms of Manifest
Origin of Manifest
Middle French manifeste, from Latin manifestus, manufestus (“palpable, manifest"), from manus (“hand") + *festus, participle of *fendere "strike" (seen also in defendere, offendere, etc.).
Middle English manifeste from Old French from Latin manufestus, manifestus caught in the act, blatant, obvious gwhedh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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