What does manner mean?

Definitions for manner
ˈmæn ərman·ner

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. manner, mode, style, way, fashion(noun)

    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 manner(noun)

    a way of acting or behaving

  3. manner(noun)

    a kind

    "what manner of man are you?"

GCIDE

  1. Manner(n.)

    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.

    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.]

Wiktionary

  1. manner(Noun)

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

    The treacherous manner of his mournful death. - Shakespeare

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

  2. manner(Noun)

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

    His natural manner makes him seem like the boss.

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

  3. manner(Noun)

    Customary method of acting; habit.

    These people have strange manners.

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

  4. manner(Noun)

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

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

  5. manner(Noun)

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

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

  6. manner(Noun)

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

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

  7. manner(Noun)

    Sort; kind; style

    All manner of persons participate.

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

  8. manner(Noun)

    standards of conduct cultured and product of mind.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Manner(noun)

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

    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.]

  2. Manner(noun)

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

    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.]

  3. Manner(noun)

    customary method of acting; habit

    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.]

  4. Manner(noun)

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

    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.]

  5. Manner(noun)

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

    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.]

  6. Manner(noun)

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

    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.]

  7. Manner(noun)

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

    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  

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

How to pronounce manner?

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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. Jay Blantontold:

    These are very serious charges in a very serious manner and I can assure you a very extensive investigation will be conducted and the university will respond accordingly once findings are made.

  2. Superintendent Gill Murray:

    It's clear that unfortunately there is still a minority who think it is acceptable to behave in such an abhorrent manner, the men shouted as they walked through the station having alighted from the train a short time. There is more that needs to be done to address the issue once and for all and British Transport Police is actively working with football clubs, the football authorities and other key agencies to tackle this appalling behavior.

  3. European Commissioner Johannes Hahn:

    It is about a fresh start in our relationship with Turkey in a very comprehensive manner and I hope this can be confirmed in this summit.

  4. Alexander Vindman:

    So I think that, in the end, I have no regrets about how things turned out. Yes, I left the military unforeseen. I had every intention staying on -- going on to war college. But I think my role may have been, in certain ways, more important in that I was able to do my part -- defend this nation in a very meaningful manner and expose corruption by the chief executive.

  5. Ulrich Wilken:

    They are not democratically elected, yet they push governments into taking action all the time, we saw this again in the manner in which they made the terms harsher for Greece to get finance after the election.

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