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From Anglo-Norman manere, from Old French maniere, from Vulgar Latin *manaria, from feminine of Latin manuarius (belonging to the hand), from manus (hand)



manner (plural manners)

  1. Mode of action; way of performing or effecting anything; method; style; form; fashion.
    • William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
      The treacherous manner of his mournful death.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 15, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      Edward Churchill still attended to his work in a hopeless mechanical manner like a sleep-walker who walks safely on a well-known round. But his Roman collar galled him, his cossack stifled him, his biretta was as uncomfortable as a merry-andrew's cap and bells.
  2. Characteristic mode of acting, conducting, carrying one's self; bearing; habitual style.
    His natural manner makes him seem like the boss.
  3. Customary method of acting; habit.
    These people have strange manners.
  4. Carriage; behavior; deportment; also, becoming behavior; well-bred carriage and address.
    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 6, A Cuckoo in the Nest:
      But Sophia's mother was not the woman to brook defiance. After a few moments' vain remonstrance her husband complied. His manner and appearance were suggestive of a satiated sea-lion.
  5. The style of writing or thought of an author; characteristic peculiarity of an artist.
  6. Certain degree or measure.
    It is in a manner done already.
  7. Sort; kind; style.
    All manner of persons participate.
  8. Standards of conduct cultured and product of mind.

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  1. continent (in geological sense)
    Euraasia on manner, mutta Eurooppa ei ole.
    Eurasia is a continent, but Europe is not (in this sense).
  2. The main island of Åland archipelago (Ahvenanmaan manner).
  3. As a modifier in compound terms, of or pertaining to the continent.


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  1. comparative form of mann