[ man-er ]
/ ˈmæn ər /
a way of doing, being done, or happening; mode of action, occurrence, etc.: I don't like the manner in which he complained.
- the prevailing customs, ways of living, and habits of a people, class, period, etc.; mores: The novels of Jane Austen are concerned with the manners of her time.
- ways of behaving with reference to polite standards; social comportment: That child has good manners.
a person's outward bearing; way of speaking to and treating others: She has a charming manner.
characteristic or customary way of doing, making, saying, etc.: houses built in the 19th-century manner.
air of distinction: That old gentleman had quite a manner.
(used with a singular or plural verb) kind; sort: What manner of man is he? All manner of things were happening.
characteristic style in art, literature, or the like: verses in the manner of Spenser.
- nature; character.
- guise; fashion.
Manor vs. MannerThese words are homophones (words that sound the same but have different meanings), so it’s easy to mix them up.
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by all manner of means, by all means; certainly.
by no manner of means, under no circumstances; by no means; certainly not: She was by no manner of means a frivolous person.
- accustomed by birth to a high position: He was a gentleman to the manner born.
- used to a particular custom, activity, or role from birth.
in a manner, so to speak; after a fashion; somewhat.
in a manner of speaking, in a way; as it were; so to speak: We were, in a manner of speaking, babes in the woods.
to the manner born,
Origin of manner1
SYNONYMS FOR manner
3 demeanor, deportment. Manner, air, bearing all refer to one's outward aspect or behavior. Manner applies to a distinctive mode of behavior, or social attitude toward others, etc.: a gracious manner. Air applies to outward appearance insofar as this is distinctive or indicative: an air of martyrdom. Airs imply affectation: to put on airs. Bearing applies especially to carriage: a noble bearing.
4 mode, fashion, style; habit, custom.
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British Dictionary definitions for in a manner of speaking
/ (ˈmænə) /
a way of doing or being
a person's bearing and behaviourshe had a cool manner
the style or customary way of doing or accomplishing somethingsculpture in the Greek manner
type or kindwhat manner of man is this?
mannered style, as in art; mannerism
by all manner of means certainly; of course
by no manner of means definitely nothe was by no manner of means a cruel man
in a manner of speaking in a way; so to speak
to the manner born naturally fitted to a specified role or activity
See also manners
Word Origin for manner
C12: via Norman French from Old French maniere, from Vulgar Latin manuāria (unattested) a way of handling something, noun use of Latin manuārius belonging to the hand, from manus hand
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Idioms and Phrases with in a manner of speaking (1 of 2)
in a manner of speaking
In a way; so to speak. For example, He was, in a manner of speaking, asked to leave the group. [Late 1800s]
Idioms and Phrases with in a manner of speaking (2 of 2)
see all kinds (manner of); by all (manner of) means; company manners; in a manner of speaking; to the manner born.
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