- 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.
- nature; character.
- guise; fashion.
- 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.
Origin of manner1
SYNONYMS FOR manner
Definition for manners (2 of 2)
noun Old English Law.
Examples from the Web for manners
“Personally, I deal with manners of righteousness and God,” he says.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The beauty of a woman is not just in her appearance but in her manners, gestures, the way she looks at you.16 Questions for the ‘Real-Life Barbie,’ Valeria Lukyanova|Anna Nemtsova|August 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The comedy of manners is performed by a cast of French high-society characters.
He is also a skillful satirist, often playing himself—a character in his own comedy of manners.
He is well received everywhere for his manners are good and agreeable.
In spite of their manners, however, these fellows are the biggest cheats on earth.Albert Ballin|Bernhard Huldermann
His manners and habits were quite different from those of other persons, and his visage was full of godly dignity.'Rulers of India: Akbar|George Bruce Malleson
Personally he was most attractive, charming in his manners beyond the average man, a fine linguist, and a brave man.Nathan Hale|Jean Christie Root
The manners of maidens had more of reserve and formality then.
Mother's always telling me about my manners; she says I talk so loud and laugh so loud.A City Schoolgirl|May Baldwin
British Dictionary definitions for manners (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for manners (2 of 2)
Word Origin for manner
Idioms and Phrases with manners
see all kinds (manner of); by all (manner of) means; company manners; in a manner of speaking; to the manner born.