• WordNet 3.6
    • n manner a way of acting or behaving
    • n manner how something is done or how it happens "her dignified manner","his rapid manner of talking","their nomadic mode of existence","in the characteristic New York style","a lonely way of life","in an abrasive fashion"
    • n manner a kind "what manner of man are you?"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Children spend more time learning about life through media than any other manner. The average child spends approximately 28 hours a week watching television, which is twice as much time as they spend in school.
    • Manner Carriage; behavior; deportment; also, becoming behavior; well-bred carriage and address; as, mind your manners!.
    • Manner Certain degree or measure; as, it is in a manner done already. "The bread is in a manner common."
    • Manner Characteristic mode of acting, conducting, carrying one's self, or the like; bearing; habitual style.
    • Manner Customary method of acting; habit.
    • Manner 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.""The temptations of prosperity insinuate themselves after a gentle, but very powerful, manner ."
    • Manner 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. "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.""I bid thee say,
      What manner of man art thou?"
    • Manner The style of writing or thought of an author; characteristic peculiarity of an artist.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1649, Massachusetts's Puritan government ruled the following: "Any childe over 16 who shall CURSE or SMITE their natural FATHER or MOTHER, or act in a STUBBORNE or REBELLIOUS manner shall be put to death."
    • n manner The way in which an action is performed; method of doing anything; mode of proceeding in any case or situation; mode; way; method.
    • n manner Habitual practice; customary mode of acting or proceeding with respect to anything; characteristic way or style, as in art or literature; distinctive method; habit; style: as, one's manner of life; the manner of Titian, or of Dickens.
    • n manner Personal bearing or behavior; customary conduct; characteristic way of acting; wonted deportment or demeanor: most commonly in the plural: as, his manner was abrupt; good or bad manners; reformation of manners in a community.
    • n manner Specifically plural Good behavior; polite deportment; habitual practice of civility; commendable habits of conduct: as, have you no manners?
    • n manner The way in which anything is made or constituted; mode of being or formation; fashion; character; sort; kind: often used with all in a plural sense, equivalent to sorts or kinds: as, all manner of baked meats.
    • n manner [The word in this sense is frequently used in old English without of following, in a quasi-adjective use, like kind of in modern English: as, manner folk, kind of people; manner crime, kind of crime, etc.
    • n manner [Manner here is sometimes understood as manor (which was formerly also spelled manner), and is often changed to manor in the quotation to make the phrase applicable to locality.] Synonyms Manner, Mode, Method, Way. Manner is the least precise of these words, standing for sort or kind, custom, mode, method, or the like. Mode may mean a fashion, or a form or sort, as a mode of existence, or a single act or an established way, as a mode of disposing of refuse. Method implies a succession of acts tending to an end, as a method of slaughtering an ox or of solving a problem. Way is a very general word, in large popular use for each of the others, as a man's way of building a dam (method), of holding a pen (mode), of staring at strangers (manner).
    • n manner Habit, Usage, etc. See custom.
    • n manner Manners, Morals, etc. See morality.
    • n manner An obsolete form of manor.
    • n manner Another form of mainor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In ancient Rome, people found guilty of murdering their fathers were executed in a bizarre manner. The punishment was to be put in a sack with a rooster, a viper, and a dog, then drowned along with all three animals.
    • n Manner man′ėr the way in which anything is done: method: fashion: personal style of acting or bearing one's self: habit: custom: style of writing or of thought: sort: style:
    • adv Manner with good manners: civilly: respectfully: without rudeness
    • n Manner man′ėr (pl.) morals: good behaviour: character: respectful deportment
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  • Voltaire
    “To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.”
  • Pierre Corneille
    “The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “A man's own manner and character is what most becomes him.”
  • Motto
    “Manners make the person.”
  • Seneca
    “What once were vices are manners now.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Manners are happy ways of doing things.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. manièremain—L. manus, the hand.


In literature:

A considerable time thus passed, and he wished that his shipmates would return to the boat, lest Mr Manners should come down before them.
"Ben Hadden" by W.H.G. Kingston
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
He was not handsome, and his manners required intimacy to make them pleasing.
"Sense and Sensibility" by Jane Austen
Hubert Temperley's manner was very polished.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
Necessarily the manner of filling the lungs involves the manner in which they are emptied.
"The Psychology of Singing" by David C. Taylor
I envied him for his ease of manner, a thing I could never compass.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
Captain Rothesay relapsed hastily into his cold manner.
"Olive A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
During these years, Colonel Mannering also had a tale to tell.
"Red Cap Tales" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
Round and Crook, sir, have neglected your business in a most shameful manner.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
She was oddly undemonstrative, and for all her charm had a manner which made it impossible to approach one step nearer than she herself decreed.
"The Lady of the Basement Flat" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
He lectured them in a peculiarly exasperating manner.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
It has been used for the mode of setting forth manners, customs, and mores in satirical comedy.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
Why do you put on this manner towards Madeleine?
"Fairy Fingers" by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
Catherine's manner to her was sweetness itself.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
His quiet manner has a far different expression.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Several historians, in mentioning the ancient Persians, have dwelt with peculiar severity on the manner in which they treated their women.
"Sketches of the Fair Sex, in All Parts of the World" by Anonymous
Fish may be intoxicated and taken in the following manner.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
But in the girl's manner there was no levity.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
Besides, he was a far shrewder man than his simple manner suggested.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
Her eyes were smiling, but her manner was half serious.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum

In poetry:

Yet Rome, yf fayth and loue we keepe,
yf manners thine we voyde:
Thou Rome, be sure our Candlesticke
with vs still shall abyde.
"A description of olde Rome" by Roger Cotton
He seemed so strange to me, every way--
In manner, and form, and size,
From the boy I knew but yesterday,--
I could hardly believe my eyes!
"The Little Fat Doctor" by James Whitcomb Riley
In darkness till God's own appointed time
In His own manner passeth fully by.
Our Penance this. His Parable sublime
Means we must learn to die.
"An Elegiac Ode" by James Barron Hope
Only in them the dress one sees,
Because more greatly it doth please
Than any other charm that's theirs,
Than all their manners, all their airs.
"At a High Ceremony" by Robert Fuller Murray
Yet, Clara, where you deign to stay,
Your sense and manners charm us so,
E'en sick'ning Sorrow's self looks gay,
And smiles amid the wreck of woe.
"Lines To Mrs. B---, At Bristol Hot Wells" by Sir John Carr
Suddenly she reached a thistle!
My! you should have heard her whistle!
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A successful plan was Hannah's,
But I cannot praise her manners.
"Inconsiderate Hannah" by Harry Graham

In news:

After Cooley's death, at least three of Arpaio's other psychiatric inmates died in the same manner.
While the town has never been renowned for good manners, there's a growing consensus that the rudiments of civility are all but disappearing.
Monica Hesse sifts the Internet so you don't have to, searching for meaning, manners and the next great meme.
"I joked about Cam Newton in the exact same manner (as Foster)," Copeland said.
There is a fine antidote to all manner of morbidness in the brilliant pages of Kim.
Lake Powell is a boater's paradise, and all manner of watercraft can be found here.
This is part one of a three-part column intended to help my readers to tend to their business in an effective and timely manner.
Upon hearing of the manner in which Gerald Alexander Youman died, I joined the other members of Our Mother of Mercy Church in a collective gasp.
There is, however, a manner in which a name is much more.
How do you access CIFS and NFS on the same network in a secure manner.
From a hilarious futuristic novel to a comedy of manners about a late-life love affair, you'll want to read these literary standouts over and over again.
We may need a missile defense system (front page, May 2), but the public manner in which this debate has been conducted is not in the best interest of the country.
More Well- Mannered Wedding Columns.
Mild- mannered mom doubles as thick-skinned reporter.
'Saved' Is A Modest, Mild- mannered Little Musical.

In science:

B ) ϕℓ (xi ) · ϕℓ (xj ) and proceeds in a similar manner.
Determinantal random point fields
We write f : S → S ′ . A-sets and A-functions form a category, A-Set, in an obvious manner.
Abelian extensions of algebras in congruence-modular varieties
A-overalgebras and their homomorphisms form a category in an obvious manner, which we denote by Ov[A].
Abelian extensions of algebras in congruence-modular varieties
Pointed overalgebras totally in V, and the homomorphisms between them, form a category Pnt[A, V] in an obvious manner.
Abelian extensions of algebras in congruence-modular varieties
Abelian group A-overalgebras totally in V, and the homomorphisms between them, form a category in an obvious manner, which we denote by Ab[A, V].
Abelian extensions of algebras in congruence-modular varieties
In Fig. 6, we compare the RG result obtained in this manner with the numerically evaluated conductivity.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
Under T-duality in the p direction, bulk quantities transform in the usual manner.
OM Theory in Diverse Dimensions
The tensor product A ⊗ B of an m × m matrix A and an n × n matrix B is an mn × mn matrix which is constructed in the following manner.
Random walks on wreath products of groups
By calculating gℓ(~x; π) for all 1 ≤ ℓ ≤ j , we may construct an s × n type matrix a(~x; π) for (~x; π) in the following manner.
Random walks on wreath products of groups
In the other cases, the boundary strata do contribute, but in a self-similar manner.
Some applications of localization to enumerative problems
In this manner the spectrum of massive states is well-defined in the local sense.
On the finiteness of N=8 quantum supergravity
P k the tensor of connection P and the generalized Lagrange metric h by the arbitrary unit vector field X , we remark that the tra jectories of the vector field ξ can be also regarded in an infinity manner as (cid:18) 1 h (cid:19)-harmonic maps.
Harmonic Maps between Generalized Lagrange Spaces
On the other hand, a′ 3(T , ω ) obtained in this manner has a peak near Tf ≃ J and shows a strong frequency dispersion below Tf .
Dynamics of relaxor ferroelectrics
Explicitly testing all creases in this manner would yield an O(n2 )-time algorithm for finding an allowable fold (if one exists).
When Can You Fold a Map?
Ages for the clusters have been estimated in a variety of manners.
The Formation of Star Clusters