man·​or ˈma-nər How to pronounce manor (audio)
: the house or hall of an estate : mansion
: a landed estate
: 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
: a tract of land in North America occupied by tenants who pay a fixed rent in money or kind to the proprietor
manorial adjective
to the manor born
: born into circumstances of wealth and privilege
was to the manor born but as a politician he acquired some proletarian touchesAlbert Scardino

Examples of manor in a Sentence

the old family manor has 117 rooms
Recent Examples on the Web In addition to their for-sale Hollywood Hills manor, Jamil and Blake also own a spacious second home in Georgia, down in the Atlanta suburb of Fayetteville. James McClain, Robb Report, 12 Feb. 2024 Hotels and Resorts From sprawling luxury resorts to your private manor, here’s where to book a room among the vines. Sunset Magazine, 5 Jan. 2024 With a sliver of the imposing Beaux Arts federal building rising from the left, the phalanx is framed by leafy green trees — an ensemble rather like classical sculptures of ancient deities, orators and ancestors prowling a 17th century garden at an English manor. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 31 Jan. 2024 All attendees of The Traitors Experience — located at a manor designed to replicate the castle setting of the show — got the chance to escape a corn maze, look for clues in a haunted study, complete missions and play games similar to what’s seen on The Traitors. Brian Anthony Hernandez, Peoplemag, 15 Jan. 2024 Riding the current private-club popularity wave, the new The Twenty Two — which opened last year in Mayfair in an Edwardian manor with 18th-century classical French design — has quickly become a hideaway for guests such as Tom Cruise, Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez, Kylie Jenner and Post Malone. Melinda Sheckells, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Dec. 2023 In any case, the 90210 manor is indeed a veritable monument to neoclassical opulence. James McClain, Robb Report, 25 Oct. 2023 Both California properties are gone and going, respectively — that Hidden Hills house was recently sold at a six-figure loss, while the Malibu manor is now up for grabs at $53 million. James McClain, Robb Report, 20 Dec. 2023 Sunny, with sort of an English country manor vibe, the main floor of the stately pad is entered via a key-locked elevator and opens up to a grand foyer outfitted with custom closets, a powder room, and lots of millwork. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 18 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

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

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

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“Manor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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man·​or ˈman-ər How to pronounce manor (audio)
: a usually large estate
especially : one granted to a feudal lord
manorial adjective

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