- Present participle of man.
This person is manning a forklift.
Manning is defined as operating or in control of someone or something.
When you are operating a machine, this is an example of a time when you are manning the machine.
- Manning (1693), and the "Funeral Oration of Marshal Turenne" in H.
- They had considered showing Jeffrey Byrne's picture to some of the bike tour workers, especially those volunteers manning the frequent rest stops where every biker would pass sooner or later.
- Edward Purcell was an obscure Catholic journalist, to whom Manning, late in life, had entrusted, rather by way of charitable bequest, his private diaries and other confidential papers.
- And certainly Manning does betray in these autobiographical fragments an unheroic sensitiveness to the verdict of posterity on his career.
- But independent critics (among whom may specially be named Francois de Pressense) held that Manning came well through the ordeal, and that Purcell's Life had great value as an unintentionally frank revelation of character.