manor

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noun man·or \ˈma-nər\

Definition of manor

  1. 1 a :  the house or hall of an estate :  mansion b :  a landed estate

  2. 2 a :  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

manorial

play \mə-ˈnōr-ē-əl, -ˈnȯr-\ adjective

manorialism

play \-ə-ˌli-zəm\ noun

to the manor born

  1. :  born into circumstances of wealth and privilege

Examples of manor in a sentence

  1. <the old family manor has 117 rooms>

Origin and Etymology of manor

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


First Known Use: 14th century


MANOR Defined for English Language Learners

manor

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noun man·or \ˈma-nər\

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

manor

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noun man·or \ˈma-nər\

Definition of manor for Students

  1. :  a large estate



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