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Noun manner has 3 senses


mannern. [OE. manere, F. manière, from OF. manier, adj., manual, skillful, handy, fr. (assumed) LL. manarius, for L. manuarius belonging to the hand, fr. manus the hand. See Manual.].
  •  Mode of action; way of performing or effecting anything; method; style; form; fashion.  [1913 Webster]
    "The nations which thou hast removed, and placed in the cities of Samaria, know not the manner of the God of the land."  [1913 Webster]
    "The temptations of prosperity insinuate themselves after a gentle, but very powerful, manner."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Characteristic mode of acting, conducting, carrying one's self, or the like; bearing; habitual style.  [1913 Webster]
    "Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them."  [1913 Webster]
    "Air and manner are more expressive than words."  [1913 Webster]
    "Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Certain degree or measure; as, it is in a manner done already.  [1913 Webster]
    "The bread is in a manner common."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Sort; kind; style; -- in this application sometimes having the sense of a plural, sorts or kinds; as, all manners of people came to the rally.  [1913 Webster]
    " In old usage, of was often omitted after manner, when employed in this sense. “A manner Latin corrupt was her speech.”"  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
    "And they being afraid wondered, saying to one another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and the water, and they obey him."
    "Ye tithe mint, and rue, and all manner of herbs."  [1913 Webster]
    "I bid thee say,
    What manner of man art thou?
    "  [1913 Webster]
By any manner of means, in any way possible; by any sort of means. -- To be taken in the manner or To be taken 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 salutation. -- 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.


manner, n.
1 a way a thing is done or happens (always dresses in that manner).
2 (in pl.) a social behaviour (it is bad manners to stare). b polite or well-bred behaviour (he has no manners). c modes of life; conditions of society.
3 a person's outward bearing, way of speaking, etc. (has an imperious manner).
4 a a style in literature, art, etc. (in the manner of Rembrandt). b = MANNERISM 2a.
5 archaic a kind or sort (what manner of man is he?).

all manner of many different kinds of. comedy of manners satirical portrayal of social behaviour, esp. of the upper classes. in a manner of speaking in some sense; to some extent; so to speak. manner of means see MEANS. to the manner born
1 colloq. naturally at ease in a specified job, situation, etc.
2 destined by birth to follow a custom or way of life (Shakesp. Hamlet I. iv. 17).
mannerless adj. (in sense 2b of n.).
ME f. AF manere, OF maniere ult. f. L manuarius of the hand (manus)



MO, action, actions, activity, acts, address, affectation, affectedness, air, algorithm, amenities, angle, appearance, approach, area, aspect, attack, attitude, bag, bearing, behavior, behavior pattern, behavioral norm, behavioral science, blood, bon ton, brand, breed, carriage, cast, ceremony, character, civility, clan, color, command of language, complexion, comportment, conduct, configuration, conformity, consuetude, convention, course, culture pattern, cup of tea, custom, decorum, demeanor, denomination, deportment, description, designation, doing, doings, effect, eidolon, established way, etiquette, exaggeration, expression of ideas, exteriority, externality, externalness, extrinsicality, facet, fashion, feather, feature, feeling for words, field, figure, folkway, foreignness, form, form of speech, formalities, forte, genre, genus, gestalt, gestures, goings-on, good form, grace of expression, grain, grandiloquence, guise, habit, habitude, idiosyncrasy, ilk, image, imago, impression, inflation, kidney, kin, kind, label, light, likeness, line, line of action, lineaments, lines, literary style, long suit, look, lot, main interest, maintien, make, manner of speaking, manner of working, mannerism, manners, mark, means, method, methodology, methods, metier, mien, mode, mode of expression, mode of operation, mode of procedure, modus, modus operandi, modus vivendi, mold, mores, motions, movements, moves, nature, niceties, number, observable behavior, observance, openness, order, outerness, outward appearance, outwardness, pattern, peculiarity, personal style, persuasion, pet subject, phase, phasis, phylum, poise, politeness, politesse, port, pose, posture, practice, praxis, prescription, presence, procedure, proceeding, process, proper thing, proprieties, protocol, pursuit, race, reference, regard, respect, rhetoric, ritual, routine, seeming, semblance, sense of language, shallowness, shape, side, simulacrum, slant, social code, social convention, social graces, social science, sort, specialism, speciality, specialization, specialty, species, stamp, standard behavior, standard usage, standing custom, strain, stripe, strong point, style, stylistic analysis, stylistics, superficiality, system, tack, tactics, technicality, technique, tenor, the drill, the grand style, the how, the like of, the likes of, the plain style, the sublime, the way of, thing, time-honored practice, tone, total effect, tradition, tribe, trick, turn, twist, type, usage, use, variety, vein, view, viewpoint, vocation, way, way of life, ways, weakness, what is done, wise, wont, wonting




N style, diction, phraseology, wording, manner, strain, composition, mode of expression, choice of words, mode of speech, literary power, ready pen, pen of a ready writer, command of language, authorship, la morgue litteraire, le style c'est de l'homme, style is the dress of thoughts, Various Qualities of Style.


N method, way, manner, wise, gait, form, mode, fashion, tone, guise, modus operandi, MO, procedure, path, road, route, course, line of way, line of road, trajectory, orbit, track, beat, tack, steps, stair, staircase, flight of stairs, ladder, stile, perron, bridge, footbridge, viaduct, pontoon, steppingstone, plank, gangway, drawbridge, pass, ford, ferry, tunnel, pipe, door, gateway, channel, passage, avenue, means of access, approach, adit, artery, lane, loan, alley, aisle, lobby, corridor, back-door, back-stairs, secret passage, covert way, vennel, roadway, pathway, stairway, express, thoroughfare, highway, turnpike, freeway, royal road, coach road, broad highway, King's highway, Queen's highway, beaten track, beaten path, horse road, bridle road, bridle track, bridle path, walk, trottoir, footpath, pavement, flags, sidewalk, crossroad, byroad, bypath, byway, cut, short cut carrefour, private road, occupation road, highways and byways, railroad, railway, tram road, tramway, towpath, causeway, canal, street, speedway, adv, how, in what way, in what manner, by what mode, so, in this way, after this fashion, one way or another, anyhow, somehow or other, by way of, via, in transitu, on the high road to, hae tibi erunt artes.


N conduct, behavior, deportment, comportment, carriage, maintien, demeanor, guise, bearing, manner, observance, dealing, transaction, business, tactics, game, game plan, policy, polity, generalship, statesmanship, seamanship, strategy, strategics, plan, management, husbandry, housekeeping, housewifery, stewardship, menage, regime, economy, economics, political economy, government, execution, manipulation, treatment, campaign, career, life, course, walk, race, record, course of conduct, line of conduct, line of action, line of proceeding, role, process, ways, practice, procedure, modus operandi, MO, method of operating, method, path, conducting, strategical, businesslike, practical, executive.


N class, division, category, categorema, head, order, section, department, subdepartment, province, domain, kind, sort, genus, species, variety, family, order, kingdom, race, tribe, caste, sept, clan, breed, type, subtype, kit, sect, set, subset, assortment, feather, kidney, suit, range, gender, sex, kin, manner, description, denomination, designation, rubric, character, stamp predicament, indication, particularization, selection, specification, similarity.

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