man·or | \ˈma-nər \

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

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Other Words from manor

manorial \mə-ˈnȯr-ē-əl \ adjective
manorialism \mə-ˈnȯr-ə-ˌli-zəm \ noun

Examples of manor in a Sentence

the old family manor has 117 rooms

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The hotel has 112 rooms, ranging from the 829-square-foot Premier Room with one king-sized bed, which is now available for $435 a night on third-party sites, to the 4,693-square-foot manor that accommodates up to eight people for $8,242 a night. Hunter Schwarz, CNN, "Inside the hotel that will host the Trump-Kim summit," 6 June 2018 The third episode, Some Hope, takes place decades later, at a lavish society party at a sprawling manor in the Cotswolds. Rachel Syme, The New Republic, "Is Patrick Melrose Too Glamorous?," 17 May 2018 That is what brings the Waterfords to their sinister conversation in the manor green greenhouse., "Handmaid’s Tale," 20 June 2018 The prime minister's plan for a soft Brexit was pushed forward by May at a crunch Cabinet meeting at her countryside manor, called Chequers, on Friday. Author: William Booth, Karla Adam, Anchorage Daily News, "Theresa May's government in disarray after shock resignation by Brexit minister," 9 July 2018 Donald was born in Haddo House, a Scottish manor in Aberdeenshire that had been converted into an emergency hospital during World War II. Daniel E. Slotnik, New York Times, "Donald Ritchie, Record-Breaking Ultrarunner, Is Dead at 73," 1 July 2018 The future of the Kirby Mansion, a 1920s English-style manor on the cusp of downtown, is in peril as a buyer seeks to purchase the historic property, according to people familiar with the sale. Nancy Sarnoff, Houston Chronicle, "Fears mount as rumors spread that Kirby Mansion close to sold," 20 June 2018 The evening's reception will be held at the Frogmore House, a 17th-century manor on the castle estate where the royal couple posed for some of their engagement photos. Maeve Mcdermott, USA TODAY, "When is the royal wedding? An hour-by-hour breakdown of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's big day," 8 May 2018 Baths: 3 full, 1 half Square feet: 3,841 Key features: Beautifully restored 1913 Arts and Crafts manor in historic district, dozens of leaded glass windows, elaborate landscaping, high impact kitchen. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "17 years of tweaks turns Pleasant Ridge home into a vintage showplace," 7 July 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of manor

: a large country house on a large piece of land

: the area or section of a city that a particular group of police officers are responsible for


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Kids Definition of manor

: a large estate

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