Origin of manor
OTHER WORDS FROM manorma·no·ri·al [muh-nawr-ee-uhl, -nohr-], /məˈnɔr i əl, -ˈnoʊr-/, adjectivein·ter·ma·no·ri·al, adjectivesub·man·or, noun
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MANOR VS. MANNER
What’s the difference between manor and manner?
A manor is a mansion or the main house of an estate. The word manner means a way of doing something, as in Please exit the building in an orderly manner. The plural form manners refers to polite ways of behaving.
Both words are always used as nouns, and they are pronounced exactly the same.
Manner has a few different meanings, but they mostly all relate to how things are done or how someone behaves.
The word manor once commonly referred to an estate (the tract of land itself), but it eventually came to refer to the large house on the estate. Still, a house that you’d call a manor is usually a big mansion surrounded by a lot of land.
For example, the mansion where Bruce Wayne lives is called Wayne Manor. A good way to remember the spelling is to ask the question: Who lives in Wayne Manor—is it Batman or Bruce Wayne?
As for how to remember the spelling of manner, just remember that it would be not nice to spell it without two n’s (just downright impolite, really).
Here’s an example of manor and manner used correctly in a sentence.
Example: The grounds of the manor were decorated in a stately manner, with beautiful gardens and hedges.
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How to use manor in a sentence
He is not only to the manner born, but also, though he rarely mentions his heritage, to the literal manor, a massive pile of bricks.Christopher Lloyd is still playing characters who are unhinged — and larger than life|Karen Heller|August 26, 2021|Washington Post
Two to four players ages nine or older can explore all the classic rooms of the ghost-filled manor by roaming the Endless Hallway around Madame Leota’s Séance Room and socialize with the Happy Haunts by collecting matching sets of ghost cards.
The office is standard Universal issue, sort of a pseudo English manor house.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Another island tale purports that there was once a banquet arranged at the manor for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Refined, elegant, and to the manor born, Betty is everything that Don is not.Every Woman Don Draper’s Hooked Up With on ‘Mad Men’|Amy Zimmerman|April 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Both Rupert and James Murdoch were part of the weekend long preparations at Enstone Manor in Oxfordshire.Tony Blair Texted Rebekah Brooks: 'I May Be Some Help'|Peter Jukes, Nico Hines|March 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the others are there too: the villagers on the estate, the gamekeepers, and the servants who work in the manor house.The Final Shoot: How an English Country Novel Set in 1913 Explains 2013|Ilana Bet-El|November 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Our guide pointed out the spot where once stood the manor-house of Woodstock, torn down about a hundred years ago.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy
At three o'clock he gave his horse to Abe, was told that the lady of the manor was out walking, and went into the house.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
The old theories lingered long in manor-houses and parsonages, and among all whose hearts were with the banished Stuarts.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century|Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
Janet Marward, heiress and titular baroness of Skryne in Meath, a manor worth some 200l.Ireland Under the Tudors, Vol. II (of 3)|Richard Bagwell
That evening he rejoined his aunt at their temporary abode, which was a small dower-house not many hundred yards from the Manor.A Thin Ghost and Others|M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James