Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

to the manner born

Definition of to the manner born

  1. :  suited to a particular position, role, or status in a way that seems very natural <He had never been on a boat before, but he walked along the deck as if to the manner born.>



Word by Word Definitions

mannerplay
  1. :  kind, sort

    :  kinds, sorts

    :  a characteristic or customary mode of acting :  custom

bornplay
  1. :  brought forth by or as if by birth

    :  native

    :  having from birth specified qualities


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up to the manner born? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 9, 2016

marked by high spirits and laughter

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

duvet spindrift kittly-benders pince-nez
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ