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Definition of "manner" []

  • A way of doing something or the way in which a thing is done or happens. See Synonyms at method. (noun)
  • A way of acting; bearing or behavior. (noun)
  • The socially correct way of acting; etiquette. (noun)
  • The prevailing customs, social conduct, and norms of a specific society, period, or group, especially as the subject of a literary work. (noun)
  • Practice, style, execution, or method in the arts: This fresco is typical of the painter's early manner. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "manner" in a sentence
  • "In the later edition, he takes occasion to say, in this connection, 'that as writing in the received manner no way obstructs the _manner of pronunciation_, but leaves that _free_, an innovation in it is of no purpose.'"
  • "For [6] when the ten Tribes were captivated, a Priest or the captivity was sent back to _Bethel_, by order of the King of _Assyria_, to instruct the new inhabitants of _Samaria_, in _the manner of the God of the land_; and the _Samaritans_ had the _Pentateuch_ from this Priest, as containing the law or _manner of the God of the land_, which he was to teach them."
  • "The quoit formerly ufed by the Gre - cians was made of (tones, brafsor iron, which they threw by the help of a thong, put through a hole in the middle of it, but in a manner entirely different from that in which they threw the dart: then 'the hands were lifted, up and extended, whereas the difcus was hurled in the manner* of a bowl."