Meaning of MANNER in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈma-nər ]


Etymology: Middle English manere, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin * manuaria, from Latin, feminine of manuarius of the hand, from manus hand — more at manual

Date: 12th century


a. : kind , sort

what manner of man is he

b. : kinds, sorts

all manner of problems



(1) : a characteristic or customary mode of acting : custom

(2) : a mode of procedure or way of acting : fashion

(3) : method of artistic execution or mode of presentation : style

b. plural : social conduct or rules of conduct as shown in the prevalent customs

Victorian manner s

c. : characteristic or distinctive bearing, air, or deportment

his poised gracious manner

d. plural

(1) : habitual conduct or deportment : behavior

mind your manner s

(2) : good manners

e. : a distinguished or stylish air

Synonyms: see bearing , method

• man·ner·less -ləs adjective

- to the manner born

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.