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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?"

GCIDE

  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.

Wiktionary

  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

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.]

Freebase

  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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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    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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Numerology

  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. Sloan Roach:

    Like those who are protesting, we had hoped and wanted to start the school year in-person. We had planned to serve students in that manner, as well as digitally, however, out of concern for our students, families, and employees we had to make the very difficult decision to start entirely digitally. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation in Gwinnett County, using that information to determine when we can safely pivot to in-person instruction.

  2. Phil Weiser:

    Excessive and unnecessary force can happen when situations could have been handled in cooler manner but is unnecessarily and unduly escalated. One way it happens, someone shows up and the way they present is in a way that raises the temperature, this situation could've involved no force but ends up involving significant force. That's unnecessary, excessive. Lots of situations weren't criminal, just problematic policing.

  3. Nicole Brown Simpson:

    I wish elected officials would stop talking about this case. Especially in a manner that is disrespectful to the rule of law and to the judicial branch in our function.

  4. Nancy PelosiPelosi:

    I'll send them over when I'm ready. That will probably be soon, we want to see what they're willing to do and the manner in which they're willing to do it.

  5. Ken Paxton:

    I think it’s laughable, the reality is the court system was created so that we would address things in a civil manner -- which is in court -- and not go harm each other. You could argue that the harm being done before this law was babies being killed … and now, all of that’s going to be addressed civilly as opposed to just allowing the bludgeoning of these babies.

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