manuscript Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun the form of a literary work submitted for publication
noun handwritten book or document
Written with or by the hand; not printed; as, a. manuscriptvolume
A literary or musical composition written with the hand, as distinguished from a printed copy.
Writing, as opposed to print;Craik. as, the book exists only in. manuscript ✍ The word is often abbreviated to MS., plural MSS.