Manner meaning

mănər
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A way of acting; bearing or behavior.

He is known for his reserved manner.

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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.

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A way or method in which something is done or happens; mode or fashion of procedure.
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Practice, style, execution, or method in the arts.

This fresco is typical of the painter's early manner.

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Manner is defined as the way of doing something or behaving.

An example of manner is the way in which someone performs her job.

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Characteristic mode of acting, conducting, carrying one's self; bearing; habitual style.

His natural manner makes him seem like the boss.

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Standards of conduct cultured and product of mind.
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Mode of action; way of performing or effecting anything; method; style; form; fashion.
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Customary method of acting; habit.

These people have strange manners.

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Carriage; behavior; deportment; also, becoming behavior; well-bred carriage and address.
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The style of writing or thought of an author; characteristic peculiarity of an artist.
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Certain degree or measure.

It is in a manner done already.

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Sort; kind; style.

All manner of persons participate.

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Characteristic style or method in art, music, literature, etc.
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Kind; sort.

What manner of man is he?

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in a manner of speaking
  • In a way; so to speak.
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to the manner born
  • Accustomed to a position, custom, or lifestyle from or as if from birth.
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all manner of
  • all or various kinds of
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by all manner of means
  • of course; surely
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by any manner of means
  • in any way; at all
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by no manner of means
  • in no way; definitely not
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in a manner of speaking
  • so to speak; in a certain sense or way
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to the manner born
  • accustomed from birth to the way or usage spoken of
  • naturally fitted for a certain thing
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
manner
Plural:
manners

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of manner

  • Middle 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 man-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman manere, from Old French maniere, from Vulgar Latin *manaria, from feminine of Latin manuarius (“belonging to the hand"), from manus (“hand")

    From Wiktionary