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manner definition

Overview

This page has 15 definitions of manner with English translations in 5 languages. Manner is a noun and adjective. Examples of how to use manner in a sentence are shown. Also define these 12 related words and terms: action, perform, do, characteristic, behave, bearing, continent, mainland, Åland, geology, continental, and mann.

See also: Manner and Männer

English manner definition

Etymology

From Middle English maner, manere, from Anglo-Norman manere, from Old French maniere, from Vulgar Latin *manāria, from feminine of Latin manuarius (belonging to the hand), from manus (hand). Compare French manière, Italian mannaia (ax, axe), Portuguese maneira and maneiro (handy, portable), Romanian mâner (handle), and Spanish manera.

Pronunciation

Noun

manner (plural manners)

  1. Mode of action; way of performing or doing anything
  2. Characteristic mode of acting or behaving; bearing
    His natural manner makes him seem like the boss.
    • 1661, John Fell, The Life of the most learned, reverend and pious Dr. H. Hammond
      During the whole time of his abode in the university he generally spent thirteen hours of the day in study; by which assiduity besides an exact dispatch of the whole course of philosophy, he read over in a manner all classic authors that are extant []
    • 2014 November 14, Blake Bailey, “'Tennessee Williams,' by John Lahr [print version: Theatrical victory of art over life, International New York Times, 18 November 2014, p. 13]”, in The New York Times[1]:
      [S]he [Edwina, mother of Tennessee Williams] was indeed Amanda [Wingfield, character in Williams' play The Glass Menagerie] in the flesh: a doughty chatterbox from Ohio who adopted the manner of a Southern belle and eschewed both drink and sex to the greatest extent possible.
    • Behave definition
      To conduct (oneself) well, or in a given way. (1 of 4 behave definitions)
  3. One's customary method of acting; habit.
    These people have strange manners.
  4. good, polite behaviour
    • 1815, Jane Austen, Emma, Vol. I, Ch. 4
      Harriet was not insensible of manner; she had voluntarily noticed her father’s gentleness with admiration as well as wonder. Mr. Martin looked as if he did not know what manner was.
    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 6, in A Cuckoo in the Nest:
      But Sophia's mother was not the woman to brook defiance. After a few moments' vain remonstrance her husband complied. His manner and appearance were suggestive of a satiated sea-lion.
  5. The style of writing or thought of an author; the characteristic peculiarity of an artist.
  6. A certain degree or measure.
    It is in a manner done already.
  7. Sort; kind; style.
    All manner of persons participate.
  8. Standards of conduct cultured and product of mind.

Synonyms

(mode of action): method; style; form; fashion; way

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Translations


Estonian manner definition

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Proto-Finnic *manta. Cognate with Finnish manner, Ingrian mantere, and Ludian mander. Compare also Udmurt мудор (mudor, a mythical creature) and archaic Komi-Zyrian [script needed] (mudör, foundation).

Pronunciation

Noun

manner (genitive mandri, partitive mandrit)

  1. continent
  2. mainland
    Saarlased vahest käivad ka mandril.
    The people of Saaremaa sometimes also go to the mainland.

Usage notes

The definition of manner in Estonian includes 6 continents: Africa (Aafrika), Antarctica (Antarktis), Australia (Austraalia), Eurasia (Euraasia), North America (Põhja-Ameerika), and South America (Lõuna-Ameerika).

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Finnish manner definition

Alternative forms

Etymology

Derived from Proto-Finnic *manta with +‎ -re, possibly from Proto-Finnic *maa, from Proto-Uralic *mëxe. Cognate to Estonian mander and Veps mandreh.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑnːer/, [ˈmɑnːe̞r]
  • Rhymes: -ɑnːer
  • Syllabification: man‧ner

Noun

manner

  1. mainland (main landmass of a country, continent or sometimes of a group of islands)
    Sen tytärkaupungit, jotka ovat mantereella, surmataan miekalla, ja he tulevat tietämään, että minä olen Herra. (Hesekiel 26:6, Raamattu, vuoden 1933 käännös)
    Also her daughters who are on the mainland will be slain by the sword, and they will know that I am the Lord. (Ezekiel 26:6, New American Standard Bible)
    Ahvenanmaan suurinta saarta kutsutaan usein mantereeksi.
    The largest island of Åland archipelago is often called mainland.
    • 1916, Anni Swan, Iris rukka [Poor Iris], WSOY:
      Hän kuvitteli mielessään, kuinka Taneli hiihtää mantereelle, ja kuinka uteliaat kaikki olivat näkemään käärön sisällystä.
      She imagined in her mind how Taneli would ski to the mainland and how everybody would be curious to see the contents of the scroll.
    • Åland definition
      Alternative spelling of Aland
  2. (geology) continent
    Määritelmästä riippuen mantereita on neljä, viisi, kuusi tai seitsemän.
    Depending on definition there are four, five, six or seven continents.
    • Geology definition
      The science that studies the structure of the earth (or other planets), together with its origin and development, especially by examination of its rocks. (1 of 2 geology definitions)
  3. (as modifier in compound terms) continental (of or pertaining to a continent)

Declension

Inflection of manner (Kotus type 49/askel, nt-nn gradation)
nominative manner
mantere
manteret
mantereet
genitive manteren
mantereen
manterien
mannerten
mantereiden
mantereitten
partitive mannerta
manteretta
manteria
mantereita
illative mantereen
mantereeseen
manteriin
mantereisiin
mantereihin
singular plural
nominative manner
mantere
manteret
mantereet
accusative nom. manner
mantere
manteret
mantereet
gen. manteren
mantereen
genitive manteren
mantereen
manterien
mannerten
mantereiden
mantereitten
partitive mannerta
manteretta
manteria
mantereita
inessive manteressa
mantereessa
manterissa
mantereissa
elative manteresta
mantereesta
manterista
mantereista
illative mantereen
mantereeseen
manteriin
mantereisiin
mantereihin
adessive manterella
mantereella
manterilla
mantereilla
ablative manterelta
mantereelta
manterilta
mantereilta
allative manterelle
mantereelle
manterille
mantereille
essive manterena
mantereena
manterina
mantereina
translative mantereksi
mantereeksi
manteriksi
mantereiksi
instructive manterin
manterein
abessive manteretta
mantereetta
manteritta
mantereitta
comitative manterineen
mantereineen
Possessive forms of manner (type askel)
possessor singular plural
1st person mantereni
mantereeni
manteremme
mantereemme
2nd person manteresi
mantereesi
manterenne
mantereenne
3rd person manterensa
mantereensa

Derived terms

Compounds

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References

Itkonen, Erkki; Kulonen, Ulla-Maija, editors (1992–2000) Suomen sanojen alkuperä [The origin of Finnish words] (in Finnish), Helsinki: Institute for the Languages of Finland/Finnish Literature Society, →ISBN


Ingrian manner definition

Noun

manner

  1. continent

Luxembourgish manner definition

Adjective

manner

  1. comparative degree of mann