An example of manner is the way in which someone performs her job.
- a way or method in which something is done or happens; mode or fashion of procedure
- a way of acting; personal, esp. customary, behavior or bearing: a sarcastic manner
- distinguished bearing or behavior
- ways of social life; prevailing social conditions or customs: a comedy of manners
- ways of social behavior; deportment, esp. with reference to polite conventions: good manners, bad manners
- polite ways of social behavior; deportment conforming with polite conventions: a child who has no manners
- characteristic style or method in art, music, literature, etc.
- kind; sort: what manner of man is he?
Origin of mannerMiddle English manere from Old French maniere from Vulgar Latin an unverified form manaria from Classical Latin manuarius, of the hand from manus, a hand: see manual
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by all manner of means
by any manner of means
by no manner of means
in a manner of speaking
to the manner born
- accustomed from birth to the way or usage spoken of
- naturally fitted for a certain thing
Origin of mannerin allusion to Shakespeare's Hamlet I, iv
- A way of doing something or the way in which a thing is done or happens: prepared for the trip in a very organized manner. See Synonyms at method.
- A way of acting; bearing or behavior: He is known for his reserved manner.
- manners a. The socially correct way of acting; etiquette: had trouble mastering manners in his new country.b. The prevailing customs, social conduct, and norms of a specific society, period, or group, especially as the subject of a literary work: a novel of 18th-century manners.
- Practice, style, execution, or method in the arts: This fresco is typical of the painter's early manner.
- a. Kind; sort: What manner of person is she?b. Kinds; sorts: saw all manner of people at the mall.
Origin of mannerMiddle English manere from Old French maniere from feminine of manier handmade, skillful from Vulgar Latin manuārius convenient, handy from Latin of the hand from manus hand ; see man-2 in Indo-European roots.
- Mode of action; way of performing or effecting anything; method; style; form; fashion.
- Characteristic mode of acting, conducting, carrying one's self; bearing; habitual style.
- His natural manner makes him seem like the boss.
- Customary method of acting; habit.
- These people have strange manners.
- Carriage; behavior; deportment; also, becoming behavior; well-bred carriage and address.
- The style of writing or thought of an author; characteristic peculiarity of an artist.
- Certain degree or measure.
- It is in a manner done already.
- Sort; kind; style.
- All manner of persons participate.
- Standards of conduct cultured and product of mind.