Definition of manor
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 courtb : a tract of land in North America occupied by tenants who pay a fixed rent in money or kind to the proprietor
manorialplay \mə-ˈnōr-ē-əl, -ˈnȯr-\ adjective
manorialismplay \-ə-ˌli-zəm\ noun
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
Examples of manor in a Sentence
the old family manor has 117 rooms
Recent Examples of manor from the Web
In an old manor house, only servants would come here, so there’s no call for soaring.
Ritz Paris in Paris, France The Ritz Paris stands as one of the city’s finest hotels, but this manor once was a private residence for nobles known best by its address, 15 Place Vendôme.
The manor house where no woman has been admitted has a big hole at the center of it, where Philip’s dead mother should have been.
The Tudor Revival style manor house contains a museum with rotating exhibits, a trove of historical documents and photos, and an archive of newspaper clippings, architectural blueprints and school yearbooks.
The first retreat will be held at a Ballyvolane, an Irish manor near Cork (from $4,500 per person); the second will take place in Tuscany.
Music will fill the air on the front lawn, manor house lawn and the main stage.
Both the manor, now a popular wedding venue on U.S. Highway 441, and the depot, which sits on East Station Street, are part of Apopka’s redevelopment plans.
I was born near Cambridge, England, in my maternal grandparents’ Victorian manor house.
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MANOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of manor for English Language Learners
: 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
MANOR Defined for Kids
Definition of manor for Students
: a large estate
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