manor

Definitions

  • The Manor-House at Beauport
    The Manor-House at Beauport
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n manor the mansion of a lord or wealthy person
    • n manor the landed estate of a lord (including the house on it)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Manor House, Sillery Manor House, Sillery
Chillingham Manor House Maidstone Chillingham Manor House Maidstone
Field with manor in background Field with manor in background

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Manor (American Law) A tract of land occupied by tenants who pay a free-farm rent to the proprietor, sometimes in kind, and sometimes by performing certain stipulated services.
    • Manor (Eng. Law) The land belonging to a lord or nobleman, or so much land as a lord or great personage kept in his own hands, for the use and subsistence of his family. "My manors , rents, revenues, l forego."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n manor A dwelling; habitation.
    • n manor In England, generally, a landed estate, especially one the tenure of which vests the proprietor with some particular rights of lordship; specifically, in old law, a lordship or barony held by a lord and subject to the jurisdiction of a court-baron held by him; in more ancient usage, an estate of a lord or thane with a village community, generally in serfdom, upon it. See villeinage and yard-land.
    • n manor The jurisdiction of a court-baron or court of the lord of a manor.
    • n manor In some of the United States formed by English colonies, a tract of land occupied or once occupied by tenants paying a fee-farm rent to the proprietor, sometimes in kind, and sometimes in stipulated services. Burrill. In colonial times these resembled the old English manors, their possession being in most cases accompanied by jurisdiction.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Manor man′or the land belonging to a nobleman, or so much as he formerly kept for his own use: the district over which the court of the lord of the manor had authority: a tract of land in America for which a fee-farm rent was paid
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. maner, OF. maneir, habitation, village, F. manoir, manor, prop. the OF. inf. maneir, to stay, remain, dwell, L. manere, and so called because it was the permanent residence of the lord and of his tenants. See Mansion, and cf. Remain
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. manoir—L. manēre, mansum, to stay.

Usage

In literature:

Close to Mawgan Church is the Manor House of Lord Arundell.
"The Birthright" by Joseph Hocking
The Livingston Manor was involved in anti-rent troubles which began in the Rensselaer Manor.
"The Greatest Highway in the World" by Anonymous
Among the manor-houses that Kosciuszko visited was that of Jozef Sosnowski.
"Kosciuszko" by Monica Mary Gardner
The lords of the manor of Daylesford, in Worcestershire, claimed to be considered as the heads of this distinguished family.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
It's an old manor-house, which once stood in the open country, and it belongs to the Duc de Rochelaure.
"The Confessions of Arsène Lupin" by Maurice Leblanc
The manor of Gresham belonged to John Paston, a gentleman of moderate fortune.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
Procuring two stout leathern purses, they tie up three halfpence in each, and then set off with them in a body to the Lord of the Manor.
"Rambles Beyond Railways;" by Wilkie Collins
At about a quarter to four that same afternoon three girls prepared to walk over to Meredith Manor.
"The School Queens" by L. T. Meade
Instead, therefore, of owning a fortune, Monica had received nothing but the Manor, in itself a very barren heritage.
"The Manor House School" by Angela Brazil
Gooch, Sir William, grants Borden manor, 50, 51.
"Chronicles of Border Warfare" by Alexander Scott Withers
The old manor-house, which stood at the north-east corner of West End Lane, was a long, low farmhouse building which contained a big hall.
"Hampstead and Marylebone" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
Perhaps you are seeking the old patroon manor there?
"The Strollers" by Frederic S. Isham
Now I think of it, I can send you to my house at Beresford Manors.
"Victor's Triumph" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
Not far away from Oxford is the manor of Woodstock, where "Fair Rosamond's Bower" was built by King Henry II.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
Lord George was the brother of the Marquis of Brotherton, whose family residence was at Manor Cross, about nine miles from the city.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
What do you mean to do about your invitation to Grayleigh Manor?
"Daddy's Girl" by L. T. Meade
RECORDS OF THE MANOR, &c., FROM THE NORMAN CONQUEST.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
I'll have Williams make a fire in every room in the manor-house!
"The Continental Dragoon" by Robert Neilson Stephens
No wonder the sportsmen liked to gather at this old manor house by the sea.
"Kastle Krags" by Absalom Martin
Does a day pass on which she does not betake herself to the manor farm?
"The Wish" by Hermann Sudermann
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In poetry:

Through snowy woods and shady
We went to play a tune
To the lonely manor-lady
By the light of the Christmas moon.
"Seen" by Thomas Hardy
Every vassal of his banner,
Every serf born to his manor,
All those wronged and wretched creatures,
By his hand were freed again.
"The Norman Baron" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Bundy and son
In days that are done
Used to build coaches for everyone;
Manor and hall
Great folk and small,
Bundy’s built carriages once for ’em all.
"Sic Transit . . ." by Cicely Fox Smith
Lord of the Manor, Count Bellefontaine,
Had spurr'd over many a stormy plain
With gallants of France at his bridle rein,
For he was a brave Cavalier, my dear--
He was a brave Cavalier.
"The Grand Seigneur" by William Henry Drummond
“Manor and moor and farm and wold
Their greed begrudged him sore,
And parchments old with passionate hold
They guarded heretofore;
And they carped at signature and seal,
But they may carp no more.
"Strife and Peace" by Jean Ingelow
You must not call me Maggie, you must not call me Dear,
For I'm Lady of the Manor now stately to see;
And if there comes a babe, as there may some happy year,
'Twill be little lord or lady at my knee.
"Lady Maggie" by Christina Georgina Rossetti

In news:

Geraldine Rae (Townsley) Moyer, 84, of Ephrata, passed away Saturday, Dec 24, 2011 at Ephrata Manor.
SEMPLE , Opal (Hamlin,) 99, of St Clairsville, OH, formerly of Glen Dale, WV, died Friday, October 5, 2012 at Belmont Manor, St Clairsville, OH.
Travis County deputies say a Manor man used needle and thread to sew the wounds of his girlfriend af.
She was a resident of Sycamore Manor for five years.
Diego's Umbrella to perform at Shippen Manor on Aug 12.
The Warren County Cultural and Heritage Commission will host a free concert by Diego's Umbrella on the Shippen Manor lawn in Oxford.
Rosene Marion Shire , 98, formerly of South Williamsport, passed away Wednesday, Sept 26, 2012, at Rose View Manor where she had been a guest the past 17 years.
Died March 12, 2002, at the Cedar Hill Manor.
Bellingham Sings hosts benefit at Lairmont Manor.
Painting with a Twist, where guests bring their own bottle of wine and friends, is opening Friday at 1201 NE 26th St #102, Wilton Manors.
Ausite Spearman , 68, of Ellerbe, died on Oct 26, 2012, at Rockingham Manor, Rockingham.
His brainchild was to open Seaport Manor in September 1975 and take in many of those who were being cast out of the hospital's wards.
It was the fall of 2000 and state inspectors were due to arrive at Seaport Manor, an adult home for the mentally ill in Canarsie, Brooklyn.
The story of Stagedoor Manor, where Robert Downey Jr and Lea Michele honed their chops.
A stately manor crafted in limestone.
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In science:

INTRODUCTION Random access is a medium access control (MAC) protocol for multiple users to access a basestation in probabilistic manor. Random access is conventionally operated over collision channels -.
Spectral efficiency and optimal medium access control of random access systems over large random spreading CDMA
Physical assets include all manors of furniture and equipment, whether movable (desks, chairs, computers, etc) or immovable (projectors fixed to a room).
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 3 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
The second part is obtained in the same manor as in proposition 5.2.
Frobenius manifolds from subregular classical $W$-algebras
Manor, Post-Newtonian Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Calculations of Binary Neutron Star Coalescence.
Special-relativistic Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics: a benchmark suite
The estimate for the coefficient d0 (x0 , N , s) follows in the same manor.
The Cohomological Equation and Invariant Distributions for Horocycle Maps
The Gore family seat was Manor Gore in Donegal.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
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