manner

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

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, in 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.
    • 1661, John Fell, The Life of the most learned, reverend and pious Dr. H. Hammond
      During the whole time of his abode in the university he generally spent thirteen hours of the day in study; by which assiduity besides an exact dispatch of the whole course of philosophy, he read over in a manner all classic authors that are extant []
    • 2014 November 14, Blake Bailey, “'Tennessee Williams,' by John Lahr [print version: Theatrical victory of art over life, International New York Times, 18 November 2014, p. 13]”[1], The New York Times:
      [S]he [Edwina, mother of Tennessee Williams] was indeed Amanda [Wingfield, character in Williams' play The Glass Menagerie] in the flesh: a doughty chatterbox from Ohio who adopted the manner of a Southern belle and eschewed both drink and sex to the greatest extent possible.
  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, in 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.
  9. Corruption of mainor, in the phrase "with the manner" i.e. in the very act, red handed.
    • 1611, Bible (KJV), Num 5:13:
      And a man lie with her carnally, and it be hid from the eyes of her husband, and be kept close, and she be defiled, and there be no witness against her, neither she be taken with the manner;

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Most common English words before 1923: kept · business · mean · #384: manner · following · fell · different

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  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑnːer/
  • Hyphenation: man‧ner

Noun[edit]

manner

  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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Adjective[edit]

manner

  1. comparative degree of mann