What does manner mean?

Definitions for manner
ˈmæn ərman·ner

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. manner, mode, style, way, fashionnoun

    how something is done or how it happens

    "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion"

  2. manner, personal mannernoun

    a way of acting or behaving

  3. mannernoun

    a kind

    "what manner of man are you?"


  1. Mannernoun

    Sort; kind; style; -- in this application sometimes having the sense of a plural, sorts or kinds; as, all manners of people came to the rally.


  1. mannernoun

    Mode of action; way of performing or effecting anything; method; style; form; fashion.

    The treacherous manner of his mournful death. - Shakespeare

  2. mannernoun

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

    His natural manner makes him seem like the boss.

  3. mannernoun

    Customary method of acting; habit.

    These people have strange manners.

  4. mannernoun

    Carriage; behavior; deportment; also, becoming behavior; well-bred carriage and address.

  5. mannernoun

    The style of writing or thought of an author; characteristic peculiarity of an artist.

  6. mannernoun

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

  7. mannernoun

    Sort; kind; style

    All manner of persons participate.

  8. mannernoun

    standards of conduct cultured and product of mind.

  9. Etymology: From manere, from maniere, from *manaria, from feminine of manuarius, from manus

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. MANNERnoun

    Etymology: maniere, French.

    In my divine Emilia make me blest.
    Find thou the manner, and the means prepare,
    Possession, more than conquest, is my care. Dryden.

    As the manner of some is. New Testament.

    It is in a manner done already;
    For many carriages he hath dispatch’d
    To the sea-side. William Shakespeare, King John.

    The bread is in a manner common. 1 Sam. xxi. 5.

    If the envy be general in a manner upon all the ministers of an estate, it is truly upon the state itself. Francis Bacon, Essays.

    This universe we have possest, and rul’d
    In a manner at our will, th’ affairs of earth. Paradise Reg.

    Antony Augustinus does in a manner confess the charge. Thomas Baker, Reflections on Learning.

    All manner of men assembled here in arms against God’s peace and the king’s: we charge you to repair to your dwelling-places. William Shakespeare, Henry VI. p. i.

    A love that makes breath poor, and speech unable,
    Beyond all manner of so much I love you. William Shakespeare.

    What manner of men were they whom ye slew? Judges.

    The city may flourish in trade, and all manner of outward advantages. Francis Atterbury.

    Air and manner are often more expressive than words. Clarissa.

    Some men have a native dignity in their manner, which will procure them more regard by a look, than others can obtain by the most imperious commands. Clarissa.

    If I melt into melancholy while I write, I shall be taken in the manner; and I sit by one too tender to these impressions. John Donne, Letters.

    It can hardly be imagined how great a difference was in the humour, disposition, and manner, of the army under Essex, and the other under Waller. Edward Hyde, b. viii.

    Some few touches of your lordship, which I have endeavoured to express after your manner, have made whole poems of mine to pass with approbation. John Dryden, Juv.

    As man is known by his company, so a man’s company may be known by his manner of expressing himself. Jonathan Swift.

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

    His princes are as much distinguished by their manners as by their dominions; and even those among them, whose characters seem wholly made up of courage, differ from one another as to the particular kinds. Addison.

    The kinds of musick have most operation upon manners: as, to make them warlike; to make them soft and effeminate. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist. №. 114.

    Every fool carries more or less in his face the signature of his manners, though more legible in some than others. Roger L'Estrange, Fables.

    We bring our manners to the blest abodes,
    And think what pleases us must please the gods. Dryden.

    The time will not allow the compliment,
    Which very manners urge. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    These bloody accidents must excuse my manners,
    That so neglected you. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    Our griefs and not our manners reason now. William Shakespeare.

    Ungracious wretch,
    Fit for the mountains and the barbarous caves,
    Where manners ne’er were preach’d. William Shakespeare.

    Dear Kate, you and I cannot be confined within the weak list of a country’s fashion: we are the makers of manners, Kate. William Shakespeare, Henry V.

    Good manners bound her to invite
    The stranger dame to be her guest that night. Dryden.

    None but the careless and the confident would rush rudely into the presence of a great man: and shall we, in our applications to the great God, take that to be religion, which the common reason of mankind will not allow to be manners? Robert South, Sermons.

    Your passion bends
    Its force against your nearest friends;
    Which manners, decency, and pride,
    Have taught you from the world to hide. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mannernoun

    mode of action; way of performing or effecting anything; method; style; form; fashion

  2. Mannernoun

    characteristic mode of acting, conducting, carrying one's self, or the like; bearing; habitual style

  3. Mannernoun

    customary method of acting; habit

  4. Mannernoun

    carriage; behavior; deportment; also, becoming behavior; well-bred carriage and address

  5. Mannernoun

    the style of writing or thought of an author; characteristic peculiarity of an artist

  6. Mannernoun

    certain degree or measure; as, it is in a manner done already

  7. Mannernoun

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

  8. Etymology: [OE. manere, F. manire, 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. Manner

    Manner is a line of confectionery from the Austrian conglomerate, Josef Manner & Comp AG. The corporation, founded in 1890, produces a wide assortment of confectionery products. These include wafers, long-life confectionery, chocolate-based confectionery, sweets, cocoa and a variety of seasonal products. The company's best-known product are the "Neapolitan wafers", introduced in 1898. They are sold in blocks of ten 47 x 17 x 17 mm hazelnut-cream filled wafers. The hazelnuts were originally imported from the Naples region in Italy, hence the name. The basic recipe has remained unchanged to this day. The company logo is a picture of St Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna. This dates back to the 1890s, when Josef Manner opened his first shop right next to the Cathedral. There is an agreement between the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna and the Manner Company whereby the latter is allowed the use of the logo in return for paying the wages of one stonemason doing repair work on the Cathedral.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Manner

    man′ėr, n. the way in which anything is done: method: fashion: personal style of acting or bearing one's self: habit: custom: style of writing or of thought: sort: style: (pl.) morals: good behaviour: character: respectful deportment.—adj. Mann′ered, having manners (esp. in compounds, as well- or ill-mannered): affected with mannerism: artificial: stilted.—ns. Mann′erism, a constant sameness of manner: a marked peculiarity of style or manner, esp. in literary composition: manner or style becoming wearisome by its sameness; Mann′erist, one addicted to mannerism.—adj. Manneris′tic.—adv. Manneris′tically.—n. Mann′erliness.—adj. Mann′erly, showing good manners: well-behaved: complaisant: not rude.—adv. with good manners: civilly: respectfully: without rudeness.—By no manner of means, under no circumstances whatever; In a manner, to a certain degree; In, or With, the manner (B.), in the very act; Make one's manners, to salute a person on meeting by a bow, courtesy, &c.; Shark's manners, rapacity; To the manner born, accustomed to something from birth. [Fr. manièremain—L. manus, the hand.]

Editors Contribution

  1. manner

    A way of behaving.

    The children had a beautiful manner and behaved so calmly around people.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 19, 2020  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'manner' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1658

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'manner' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3865

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'manner' in Nouns Frequency: #684

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of manner in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of manner in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of manner in a Sentence

  1. Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan:

    We'll have to work through those issues and continue to work with industry in the manner that we have been doing, on dealing with the regulatory issues.

  2. Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager:

    The Commission has the duty to ensure that these rules are applied in a non-discriminatory manner by excluding preferential treatment in any form that constitutes incompatible state aid, this does not put into question the U.S. taxation system or go against double taxation treaties concluded by EU member states.

  3. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu:

    The downed drone is Russian-made but Russia has told us in a friendly manner that it doesn't belong to them.

  4. Rohit Ramachandran:

    If we really put money on the table, we are confident we will be able to get aircraft in a timely manner.

  5. Wang Yu:

    China calls on foreign troops in Afghanistan to take into full account the security of people in the country and the region, pull out in a responsible manner and avoid inflicting more turmoil and suffering on the Afghan people.

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