Of or pertaining to Manila or Manilla, the capital of the Philippines; made in, or exported from, that city.
Made of manila paper or material like it.
A manila envelope.
Yellow-brown; colored like manila paper.
Origin of Manila
TagalogMaynila, from may nilad (may (“there is"), nilad a kind of flowering plant once found in the low-lying banks of the Pasig River), probably under influence via Spanish, from أمان الله (amān Allāh, “God's protection").
Manila Sentence Examples
The typhoon warnings sent out from the Manila observatory annually save heavy loss of life and property.
Calbayog has an important export trade in hemp, which is shipped to Manila.
It is, however, principally a cordage fibre, and in tensile strength it is second only to manila hemp; but it does not bear well the alternations of wet and dry to which ship-ropes are subject.
Among the imported flora are tea, Siberian coffee, cocoa, Ceara rubber (which has not done well), Manila hemp, teak, cocoanut and a number of ornamental trees, fruit-trees, vegetables and garden plants.
His young widow took command of the survivors and brought them safely to Manila.