manor

noun
man·​or | \ ˈma-nər How to pronounce manor (audio) \

Definition of manor

1a : the house or hall of an estate : mansion
b : a landed estate
2a : a unit of English rural territorial organization especially : such a unit in the Middle Ages consisting of an estate under a lord enjoying a variety of rights over land and tenants including the right to hold court
b : a tract of land in North America occupied by tenants who pay a fixed rent in money or kind to the proprietor
to the manor born
: born into circumstances of wealth and privilege was to the manor born but as a politician he acquired some proletarian touches— Albert Scardino

Other Words from manor

manorial \ mə-​ˈnȯr-​ē-​əl How to pronounce manor (audio) \ adjective

Examples of manor in a Sentence

the old family manor has 117 rooms
Recent Examples on the Web Located south of London, Gravetye Manor is an elegant, traditional manor home with 17 rooms available for booking. Kelsey Fowler, Travel + Leisure, 23 Dec. 2021 More than 30 locals have jobs at the manor, a working hotel complex that is stimulating other economic development. Isabelle De Pommereau, The Christian Science Monitor, 22 Mar. 2022 The Liriodendron Mansion, the 1898 Palladian manor built by Dr. John Kelly, one of the four founding physicians of Johns Hopkins Hospital, is a throwback to the era of great houses that served as single-family homes and were maintained by servants. Mary Carole Mccauley, baltimoresun.com, 27 Feb. 2022 The 1927 stone manor was designed by architect George N. Ray and built into a terraced hillside. Washington Post, 16 Dec. 2021 The perfect way to describe Knives Out would probably be as a darkly comedic whodunnit—most of the characters here are horrible people, and their behavior is played in a Succession-esque manor: for laughs. Evan Romano, Men's Health, 9 Mar. 2022 Last month, the manor was listed for sale with a much bigger price tag at $165 million, according to the The Los Angeles Times. Shafiq Najib, PEOPLE.com, 2 Mar. 2022 Under Ferdinand’s direction, it was transformed by the architect Antonio Niccolini into a grand two-story manor in which the king and his wife could both escape and entertain. New York Times, 24 Feb. 2022 Tommy's ambition has taken the Shelby clan from backwater gamblers to manor-owning masterminds, their success mirroring that of the show. Samantha Highfill, EW.com, 21 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of manor

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for manor

Middle English maner, from Old French manoir, from manoir to sojourn, dwell, from Latin manēre — more at mansion

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“Manor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/manor. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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manor

noun
man·​or | \ ˈma-nər How to pronounce manor (audio) \

Kids Definition of manor

: a large estate

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