• Mode of action; way of performing or doing anything
  • Characteristic mode of acting or behaving; bearing
  • One's customary method of acting; habit.
  • good, polite behaviour
  • The style of writing or thought of an author; the characteristic peculiarity of an artist.
  • A certain degree or measure.
  • Sort; kind; style.
  • Standards of conduct cultured and product of mind.


  • 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. Compare French manière, Italian mannaia ("ax, axe"), Portuguese maneira and maneiro, Romanian mâner ("handle"), and Spanish manera.

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