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
Recent Examples on the Web Both Shaw and Lowden have standout scenes opposite Lawrance, delivering riveting monologues about the tragedies this old British manor has seen. Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times, "Review: A superb acting showcase, psychological thriller ‘Kindred’ fails to frighten," 5 Nov. 2020 Not going to the funeral means Dani is home alone in the manor. Shannon Carlin,, "The Haunting of Bly Manor," 13 Oct. 2020 Ted falls in love with the dark sister, Caroline, who herself is in love with Paul Ivory, a manipulative playwright engaged to an aristocrat from a nearby manor. Alice Gregory, The New Yorker, "Shirley Hazzard and the Art of Outsized Intimacy," 9 Nov. 2020 The manor is an impressive old pile, but the children take to Dani. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, "Patience is a virtue. How Netflix horror show 'The Haunting of Bly Manor' makes it a chore," 6 Oct. 2020 Sitting on top of a hill in Homewood West, a predominantly black neighborhood of Pittsburgh, the Victorian-style manor, with its steeple and wraparound porch, served as the Opera's headquarters until 1962. Elissaveta M. Brandon, Smithsonian Magazine, "Eleven Historic Places in America That Desperately Need Saving," 28 Sep. 2020 The four remaining English manor houses that served as filming locations for Rebecca are: Loseley House, Petworth House, Osterley House, and Mapperton House. Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, House Beautiful, "You Can Visit These English Manor Houses From Netflix’s Rebecca," 22 Oct. 2020 Hannah is often found lighting four candles in the manor's chapel. Nojan Aminosharei, Harper's BAZAAR, "How T'Nia Miller Found Herself at the Center of Bly Manor's Emotional Maze," 22 Oct. 2020 Where they're placed in the dollhouse always relates to everybody in the manor. Laura Studarus, Marie Claire, "'The Haunting of Bly Manor' Cast Answers Lingering Questions About the Series," 12 Oct. 2020

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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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“Manor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 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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