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Meaning of MANNER

Pronunciation:  'manur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a way of acting or behaving
  2. [n]  a manner of performance; "a manner of living"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a way of life"
  3. [n]  a kind; "what manner of man are you?"

MANNER is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: fashion, mode, personal manner, style, way
 See Also: artistic style, bearing, bedside manner, behavior, behaviour, comportment, conduct, courtesy, demeanor, demeanour, deportment, discourtesy, fit, form, form, formality, formalness, gentleness, good manners, idiom, informality, kind, life style, lifestyle, life-style, method, mien, modus vivendi, presence, property, rudeness, setup, signature, sort, touch, variety, wise



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Man"ner\, n. [OE. manere, F. mani[`e]re, from OF.
manier, adj., manual, skillful, handy, fr. (assumed) LL.
manarius, for L. manuarius belonging to the hand, fr. manus
the hand. See {Manual}.]
1. Mode of action; way of performing or effecting anything;
   method; style; form; fashion.

         The nations which thou hast removed, and placed in
         the cities of Samaria, know not the manner of the
         God of the land.                      --2 Kings
                                               xvii. 26.

         The temptations of prosperity insinuate themselves
         after a gentle, but very powerful,manner.

2. Characteristic mode of acting, conducting, carrying one's
   self, or the like; bearing; habitual style. Specifically:
   (a) Customary method of acting; habit.

             Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them.
                                               --Acts xvii.

             Air and manner are more expressive than words.
   (b) pl. Carriage; behavior; deportment; also, becoming
       behavior; well-bred carriage and address.

             Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.
   (c) The style of writing or thought of an author;
       characteristic peculiarity of an artist.

3. Certain degree or measure; as, it is in a manner done

         The bread is in a manner common.      --1 Sam.

4. Sort; kind; style; -- in this application sometimes having
   the sense of a plural, sorts or kinds.

         Ye tithe mint, and rue, and all manner of herbs.
                                               --Luke xi. 42.

         I bid thee say, What manner of man art thou?

Note: In old usage, of was often omitted after manner, when
      employed in this sense. ``A manner Latin corrupt was
      her speech.'' --Chaucer.

{By any manner of means}, in any way possible; by any sort of

{To be taken} {in, or with} {the manner}. [A corruption of to
   be taken in the mainor. See {Mainor}.] To be taken in the
   very act. [Obs.] See {Mainor}.

{To make one's manners}, to make a bow or courtesy; to offer

{Manners bit}, a portion left in a dish for the sake of good
   manners. --Hallwell.

Syn: Method; mode; custom; habit; fashion; air; look; mien;
     aspect; appearance. See {Method}.

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