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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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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The first known use of manor was in the 14th century

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“Manor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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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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