Hearst Castle is an example of a manor.
The definition of a manor is a mansion, or a house on an estate.
An example of a manor is Hearst Castle in California.
- in England
- in feudal times, the district over which a lord held authority and which was subject to the jurisdiction of his court
- more recently, a landed estate, usually with a main residence, the owner of which still holds some feudal rights over the land
- in America during colonial times, a district granted as a manor and leased to tenants at a set rental
- a mansion
- the main residence on an estate or plantation
- a lord's mansion with its land
Origin of manorMiddle English maner from Old French manoir from manoir, to stay, dwell from Classical Latin manere, to remain from Indo-European base an unverified form men-, to remain (from source Sanskrit man-, to delay, stand still), probably origin, originally identical with an unverified form men-, to think (from source mind): sense probably from “stand in thought”
to the manor born
accustomed from birth to the ways and privileges associated with nobility or great wealth
Origin of manorby folk etym. < to the manner born (see phr. at manner)
- a. A landed estate.b. The main house on an estate; a mansion.
- A tract of land in certain North American colonies with hereditary rights granted to the proprietor by royal charter.
- a. The district over which a lord had domain and could exercise certain rights and privileges in medieval western Europe.b. The lord's residence in such a district.
Origin of manorMiddle English maner, manoir from Old French maneir, manoir to dwell, manor from Latin manēre to remain ; see men-3 in Indo-European roots.
- A landed estate.
- The main house of such an estate or a similar residence; a mansion.
- A district over which a feudal lord could exercise certain rights and privileges in medieval western Europe.
- The lord's residence and seat of control in such a district.
- (UK, slang) Any home area or territory in which authority is exercised, often in a police or criminal context.
- (London, slang) One's neighbourhood.
From Old French manoir.