manner

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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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manner (plural manners)

  1. Mode of action; way of performing or doing 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 or behaving; bearing
    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]”, in The New York Times[1]:
      [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. One's customary method of acting; habit.
    These people have strange manners.
  4. good, polite behaviour
    • 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; the characteristic peculiarity of an artist.
  6. A 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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Most common English words before 1923 in Project Gutenberg: kept · business · mean · #384: manner · following · fell · different

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Of Finnic origin. Cognate with Finnish manner.

Noun[edit]

manner (genitive mandri, partitive mandrit)

  1. continent

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Finnish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

manner

  1. mainland (main landmass of a country, continent or sometimes of a group of islands)
    Sen tytärkaupungit, jotka ovat mantereella, surmataan miekalla, ja he tulevat tietämään, että minä olen Herra. (Hesekiel 26:6, Raamattu, vuoden 1933 käännös)
    Also her daughters who are on the mainland will be slain by the sword, and they will know that I am the Lord. (Ezekiel 26:6, New American Standard Bible)
    Ahvenanmaan suurinta saarta kutsutaan usein mantereeksi.
    The largest island of Åland archipelago is often called mainland.
    • 1916, Anni Swan, Iris rukka [Poor Iris], WSOY:
      Hän kuvitteli mielessään, kuinka Taneli hiihtää mantereelle, ja kuinka uteliaat kaikki olivat näkemään käärön sisällystä.
      She imagined in her mind how Taneli would ski to the mainland and how everybody would be curious to see the contents of the scroll.
  2. (geology) continent
    Määritelmästä riippuen mantereita on neljä, viisi, kuusi tai seitsemän.
    Depending on definition there are four, five, six or seven continents.
  3. (as modifier in compound terms) continental (of or pertaining to a continent)

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Adjective[edit]

manner

  1. comparative degree of mann