manner
noun Etymology: Middle English manere, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *manuaria, from Latin, feminine of manuarius of the hand, from manus hand — more at manual Date: 12th century 1. a. kind, sort <
what manner of man is he
>
b. kinds, sorts <
all manner of problems
>
2. a. (1) a characteristic or customary mode of acting ; custom (2) a mode of procedure or way of acting ; fashion (3) method of artistic execution or mode of presentation ; style b. plural social conduct or rules of conduct as shown in the prevalent customs <
Victorian manners
>
c. characteristic or distinctive bearing, air, or deportment <
his poised gracious manner
>
d. plural (1) habitual conduct or deportment ; behavior <
mind your manners
>
(2) good manners e. a distinguished or stylish air Synonyms: see bearing, methodmannerless adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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