see also: Manner
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈmænə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈmænɚ/

manner (plural manners)

  1. Mode of action; way of performing or doing anything
    • 1591, William Shakespeare, “The First Part of Henry the Sixt”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene ii]:
      The treacherous manner of his mournful death.
  2. Characteristic mode of acting or behaving; bearing
    His natural manner makes him seem like the boss.
    • 1661, John Fell (bishop), The Life of the most learned, reverend and pious Dr. H. Hammond ↗
      During the whole time of his abode in the university he generally spent thirteen hours of the day in study; by which assiduity besides an exact dispatch of the whole course of philosophy, he read over in a manner all classic authors that are extant […]
  3. One's customary method of acting; habit.
    These people have strange manners.
  4. good, polite behaviour
    • 1815, Jane Austen, Emma, Vol. I, Ch. 4
      Harriet was not insensible of manner; she had voluntarily noticed her father’s gentleness with admiration as well as wonder. Mr. Martin looked as if he did not know what manner was.
  5. The style of writing or thought of an author; the characteristic peculiarity of an artist.
  6. A certain degree or measure.
    It is in a manner done already.
  7. Sort; kind; style.
    All manner of persons participate.
  8. Standards of conduct cultured and product of mind.
Translations Translations
  • Russian: мане́ра
  • Spanish: manera

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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