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

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

Examples of manor in a Sentence

the old family manor has 117 rooms

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Khalid was named crown prince after his older brother, Sheikh Mohammed bin Sultan al Qasimi, died of a heroin overdose in 1999 at the family’s English manor. Stephanie Petit,, "Crown Prince from the United Arab Emirates and Fashion Designer Dies Unexpectedly at 39," 3 July 2019 Clark Wade/IndyStar Indiana basketball legend Larry Bird's $2.3 million, English manor in Indianapolis popped up on the real estate market this week. Indianapolis Star, "Larry Bird's $2.3 million Indianapolis mansion for sale; his Naples home off the market," 19 June 2019 Lottie Allen, who has been in charge of the island’s gardens for the past five years, is leaving the job for a new position at a manor in the Cotswolds. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Calling All Green Thumbs! A Legendary British Island Is Looking to Hire a Resident Gardener," 5 June 2019 One story claimed that Brummell, lounging on an ottoman at the prince’s manor, ordered the prince to ring the servant’s bell for more champagne. Ignacio Peyró, National Geographic, "This 19th-century London dandy caused a style revolution," 18 June 2019 The city claimed that Garth Yettick didn’t actually live at the manor, as required by law. Sam Tabachnik, The Denver Post, "Denver couple charged with felony for short-term rental violation as city moves to tighten reins on vacation rentals," 11 June 2019 Never fear: there are a great many aerial shots of the majestic manor home to satisfy one's castle fantasy needs. Vogue, "The Downton Abbey Movie Trailer Is Here, and It's Royally Dramatic," 21 May 2019 Downtown Mexico History and modernity collide at this impressive design hotel, set in a converted 17th-century manor. Susannah Rigg, Condé Nast Traveler, "19 Best Boutique Hotels in Mexico City," 27 Feb. 2018 Abigail and her husband were kicked out of their home at the palace, but remained monied, and retired to a manor near Windsor. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "The True Ending of The Favourite: In Real Life, Lady Marlborough Got the Last Laugh," 5 Jan. 2019

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


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

Kids Definition of manor

: a large estate

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