manner

manner
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 procedure
2.
a) a way of acting; personal, esp. customary, behavior or bearing [a sarcastic manner]
b) distinguished bearing or behavior
3. [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
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by all manner of means
of course; surely
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by any manner of means
in any way; at all
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by no manner of means
in no way; definitely not
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in a manner of speaking
so to speak; in a certain sense or way
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to the manner born
1. accustomed from birth to the way or usage spoken of
2. naturally fitted for a certain thing

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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