Definition of Manner

1. Noun. How something is done or how it happens. "In an abrasive fashion"

Exact synonyms: Fashion, Mode, Style, Way
Generic synonyms: Property
Specialized synonyms: Artistic Style, Idiom, Drape, Fit, Form, Life Style, Life-style, Lifestyle, Modus Vivendi, Setup, Signature, Touch, Wise, Response
Derivative terms: Mannerly, Stylist, Stylize



2. Noun. A way of acting or behaving.

3. Noun. A kind. "What manner of man are you?"
Generic synonyms: Form, Kind, Sort, Variety

Definition of Manner

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

Definition of Manner

1. Noun. Mode of action; way of performing or effecting anything; method; style; form; fashion. ¹

2. Noun. Characteristic mode of acting, conducting, carrying one's self; bearing; habitual style. ¹

3. Noun. Customary method of acting; habit. ¹

4. Noun. Carriage; behavior; deportment; also, becoming behavior; well-bred carriage and address. ¹

5. Noun. The style of writing or thought of an author; characteristic peculiarity of an artist. ¹

6. Noun. Certain degree or measure; as, it is in a manner done already. ¹

7. Noun. Sort; kind; style ¹

8. Noun. standards of conduct cultured and product of mind. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Manner

1. a way of acting [n -S] : MANNERED [adj]

Medical Definition of Manner

1. 1. Mode of action; way of performing or effecting anything; method; style; form; fashion. "The nations which thou hast removed, and placed in the cities of Samaria, know not the manner of the God of the land." (2 Kings xvii. 26) "The temptations of prosperity insinuate themselves after a gentle, but very powerful,manner." (Atterbury) 2. Characteristic mode of acting, conducting, carrying one's self, or the like; bearing; habitual style. Specifically: Customary method of acting; habit. "Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them." (Acts xvii. 2) "Air and manner are more expressive than words." (Richardson) Carriage; behavior; deportment; also, becoming behavior; well-bred carriage and address. "Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices." (Emerson) The style of writing or thought of an author; characteristic peculiarity of an artist. 3. Certain degree or measure; as, it is in a manner done already. "The bread is in a manner common." (1 Sam. Xxi.5) 4. Sort; kind; style; in this application sometimes having the sense of a plural, sorts or kinds. "Ye tithe mint, and rue, and all manner of herbs." (Luke xi. 42) "I bid thee say, What manner of man art thou?" (Coleridge) In old usage, of was often omitted after manner, when employed in this sense. "A manner Latin corrupt was her speech." By any manner of means, in any way possible; by any sort of means. To be taken in, or with the manner. [A corruption of to be taken in the mainor. See Mainor] To be taken in the very act. See Mainor. To make one's manners, to make a bow or courtesy; to offer salutation. Manners bit, a portion left in a dish for the sake of good manners. Synonym: Method, mode, custom, habit, fashion, air, look, mien, aspect, appearance. See Method. Origin: OE. Manere, F. Maniere, from OF. Manier, adj, manual, skillful, handy, fr. (assumed) LL. Manarius, for L. Manuarius belonging to the hand, fr. Manus the hand. See Manual. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Manner

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manna lichen
manna sugar
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mannequinlike
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manner (current term)
manner name
manner of articulation
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manner of walking
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Literary usage of Manner

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1. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: Or, The Preservation of by Charles Darwin (1889)
"... rudimentary, and lowly organised structures variable—Parts developed in an unusual manner are highly variable: specific characters more variable than ..."

2. Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World by Jonathan Swift (1894)
"But, my Deliverance came sooner than I expected, and in a manner not very common : The whole Story and Circumstances of which I shall faithfully relate. ..."

3. Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life by George Eliot (1873)
"Her pride was hurt, but Her habitual control of manner helped her. "You would not give your heart to a man without a decided prospect, I trust, my dear. ..."

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