Definitions for: Manner

[n] a way of acting or behaving
[n] a manner of performance; "a manner of living"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a way of life"
[n] a kind; "what manner of man are you?"

Webster (1913) Definition: Man"ner, n. [OE. manere, F. mani[`e]re, from OF.
manier, adj., manual, skillful, handy, fr. (assumed) LL.
manarius, for L. manuarius belonging to the hand, fr. manus
the hand. See Manual.]
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.

2. Characteristic mode of acting, conducting, carrying one's
self, or the like; bearing; habitual style. Specifically:
(a) Customary method of acting; habit.

Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them.
--Acts xvii.

Air and manner are more expressive than words.
(b) pl. Carriage; behavior; deportment; also, becoming
behavior; well-bred carriage and address.

Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.
(c) 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

The bread is in a manner common. --1 Sam.

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?

Note: In old usage, of was often omitted after manner, when
employed in this sense. ``A manner Latin corrupt was
her speech.'' --Chaucer.

By any manner of means, in any way possible; by any sort of

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. [Obs.] See Mainor.

To make one's manners, to make a bow or courtesy; to offer

Manners bit, a portion left in a dish for the sake of good
manners. --Hallwell.

Syn: Method; mode; custom; habit; fashion; air; look; mien;
aspect; appearance. See Method.

Synonyms: fashion, mode, personal manner, style, way

See Also: artistic style, bearing, bedside manner, behavior, behaviour, comportment, conduct, courtesy, demeanor, demeanour, deportment, discourtesy, fit, form, form, formality, formalness, gentleness, good manners, idiom, informality, kind, life style, lifestyle, life-style, method, mien, modus vivendi, presence, property, rudeness, setup, signature, sort, touch, variety, wise

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