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From Middle English maner, manour; from Old French manoir, from Latin manēre. Doublet of maenor.



manor (plural manors)

  1. A landed estate.
    • 2014 September 7, “Doddington's garden pyramid is a folly good show: The owners of a Lincolnshire stately home have brought the folly into the 21st century, by building a 30ft pyramid [print edition: Great pyramid of Lincolnshire, 6 September 2014, p. G2]”, in The Daily Telegraph[2], London:
      [T]he owners of Doddington Hall, in Lincolnshire, have brought the folly into the 21st century, by building a 30ft pyramid in the grounds of the Elizabethan manor.
  2. The main house of such an estate or a similar residence; a mansion.
  3. A district over which a feudal lord could exercise certain rights and privileges in medieval western Europe.
  4. The lord's residence and seat of control in such a district.
  5. (UK, slang) Any home area or territory in which authority is exercised, often in a police or criminal context.[1][2]
    • 1983, John Mortimer, In character, Allen Lane, page 77:
      'I'm a fatalist,' said Mr James Anderton, Chief Constable of Greater Manchester. [...] James Anderton in his suite of offices on the eleventh floor of the modern glass-and-concrete police building, looking out over his domain, his patch, his manor.
    • 2006, Eugene McLaughlin, The New Policing, page 23:
      Dixon, who was finally promoted to sergeant in 1964, policed his 'Dock Green' manor until May 1976 and 'Evening, all' had become a national catchphrase.
    • 2013, Nigel Blundell, The World's Most Evil Gangs, John Blake Publishing, →ISBN:
      On his release from prison in Holland, Warren returned to his Merseyside 'manor' to resume his role as' King of Coke'.
  6. (London, slang) One's neighbourhood.
    • 2005 July 5, Mark Oliver, “Beckham kicks off last minute Olympics campaigning”, in The Guardian:
      Beckham was asked what it would mean for the Olympics to be held in his old neighbourhood.
      "You mean my manor?" Beckham replied, in fluent East End argot. "I'm obviously from the East End, so it would be incredible for me if it was held there. It could go down as one of the best games in history."
    • 2012 July 30, Shekhar Bhatia, “My East End manor is now as smart as Notting Hill”, in The Evening Standard:
    • 2012 August 19, Robert Chalmers, “Golden balls: West Ham United's co-owner reveals his cunning plan for the Olympic stadium”, in The Independent:
      And, Gold adds, he can understand that West Ham's famously dedicated supporters, Londoners though they themselves mainly are, may mistrust businessmen "coming into the club and talking about loyalty. But this is my manor. I worked on Stratford Market, where the Olympic Stadium sits now. I remember the bomb falling on West Ham football ground and thinking: my God, they're coming after me. West Ham is my passion."

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  2. ^ “Archived copy”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[1], 2009 April 29 (last accessed), archived from the original on 8 February 2009





  1. first-person singular present passive indicative of mānō