- manner [man′ər]n.[ME manere < OFr maniere < VL * manaria < L manuarius, of the hand < manus, a hand: see MANUAL]1. a way or method in which something is done or happens; mode or fashion of procedure2.a) a way of acting; personal, esp. customary, behavior or bearing [a sarcastic manner]b) distinguished bearing or behavior3. [pl.]a) ways of social life; prevailing social conditions or customs [a comedy of manners]b) ways of social behavior; deportment, esp. with reference to polite conventions [good manners, bad manners]c) polite ways of social behavior; deportment conforming with polite conventions [a child who has no manners]4. characteristic style or method in art, music, literature, etc.5.a) kind; sort [what manner of man is he?]b) [with pl. v.] kinds; sorts [all manner of things]SYN.- BEARING——————by all manner of meansof course; surely——————by any manner of meansin any way; at all——————by no manner of meansin no way; definitely not——————in a manner of speakingso to speak; in a certain sense or way——————to the manner born1. accustomed from birth to the way or usage spoken of2. naturally fitted for a certain thing
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.