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(1)   A way of acting or behaving
(2)   How something is done or how it happens
"Her dignified manner"
"His rapid manner of talking"
"Their nomadic mode of existence"
"In the characteristic New York style"
"A lonely way of life"
"In an abrasive fashion"
(3)   A kind
"What manner of man are you?"


From , from , from *manaria, from feminine of , from


  1. Mode of action; way of performing or effecting anything; method; style; form; fashion.
    The treacherous manner of his mournful death. - Shakespeare
  2. Characteristic mode of acting, conducting, carrying one's self; bearing; habitual style.
  3. Customary method of acting; habit.
    These people have strange manners.
  4. Carriage; behavior; deportment; also, becoming behavior; well-bred carriage and address.
  5. The style of writing or thought of an author; characteristic peculiarity of an artist.
  6. Certain degree or measure; as, it is in a manner done already.
  7. Sort; kind; style; -- in this application sometimes having the sense of a plural, sorts or kinds.
  8. standards of conduct cultured and product of mind.


  1. continent (in geological sense)
    Euraasia on manner, mutta Eurooppa ei ole.
    Eurasia is a continent, but Europe is not (in this sense).
  2. The main island of Ă…land archipelago (Ahvenanmaan manner).
  3. As a modifier in compound terms, of or pertaining to the continent.


The declension of has become mixed with the alternative form .