- Manner is defined as the way of doing something or behaving.
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?
- kinds; sorts: all manner of things
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
by all manner of means
of course; surely
by any manner of means
in any way; at all
by no manner of means
in no way; definitely not
in a manner of speaking
so to speak; in a certain sense or way
to the manner born
- accustomed from birth to the way or usage spoken of
- naturally fitted for a certain thing
- 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.
- mannersa. 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.