Webster 1913 Edition
manière, from OF.
manier, adj., manual, skillful, handy, fr. (assumed) LL.
manarius, for L.
manuariusbelonging to the hand, fr.
manusthe hand. See
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
mannerof the God of the land.
2 Kings xvii. 26.
The temptations of prosperity insinuate themselves after a gentle, but very powerful,
Characteristic mode of acting, conducting, carrying one’s self, or the like; bearing; habitual style.Specifically:
Customary method of acting; habit.
Paul, as his
mannerwas, went in unto them.
Acts xvii. 2.
mannerare more expressive than words.
Carriage; behavior; deportment; also, becoming behavior; well-bred carriage and address;
as, mind your.
mannersare made up of petty sacrifices.
The style of writing or thought of an author; characteristic peculiarity of an artist.
Certain degree or measure;
as, it is in a.
The bread is in
1 Sam. xxi.5.
Ye tithe mint, and rue, and all
Luke xi. 42.
I bid thee say,
mannerof man art thou?
☞ In old usage,
ofwas often omitted after manner, when employed in this sense. “A manner Latin corrupt was her speech.”
By any manner of means,
in any way possible; by any sort of means.–
To be taken in the manneror
To be taken with the manner
[A corruption of
to be taken in the mainor. See
To be taken in the very act.
To make one's manners,
to make a bow or courtesy; to offer salutation.–
a portion left in a dish for the sake of good manners.
Syn. – Method; mode; custom; habit; fashion; air; look; mien; aspect; appearance. See
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Form; method; way of performing or executing.
Find thou the manner, and the means prepare.
2.Custom; habitual practice.
Show them the manner of the king that shall reign over them. This will be the manner of the king. 1 Sam.8.
Paul, as his manner was--Acts 17.
Ye tithe mint and rue, and all manner of herbs. Luke 11.
They shall say all manner of evil against you falsely--Matt.5.
In this application, manner has the sense of a plural word; all sorts or kinds.
4.Certain degree or measure. It is in a manner done already.
The bread is in a manner common. 1 Sam.21.
This use may also be sometimes defined by sort or fashion; as we say, a thing is done after a sort or fashion, that is, not well, fully or perfectly.
Augustinus does in a manner confess the charge.
5.Mien; cast of look; mode.
Air and manner are more expressive than words.
6.Peculiar way or carriage; distinct mode.
It can hardly be imagined how great a difference was in the humor, disposition and manner of the army under Essex and that under Waller.
A man's company may be known by his manner of expressing himself.
7.Way; mode; of things.
The temptations of prosperity insinuate themselves after a gentle, but very powerful manner.
8.Way of service or worship.
The nations which thou hast removed and placed in the cities of Samaria, know not the manner of the god of the land--2 Kings 7.
9.In painting, the particular habit of a painter in managing colors, lights and shades.