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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Former Pacers executive and basketball legend Larry Bird put his $2.4 million English manor in Indianapolis for sale in June. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, Indianapolis Star, "Colts owner Jim Irsay puts Zionsville mansion and property worth $4 million up for sale," 29 Aug. 2019 My Europe is his Outen Green; my continent his manor. The Economist, "Love in the time of the Black Death," 29 Aug. 2019 But in his own man-of-the-manor way, Ferry gave us plenty of what his longtime audience members needed. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Bryan Ferry is an ageless wonder at Copley Symphony Hall concert," 28 Aug. 2019 Polish nobles and a visiting Nobel laureate are among the noteworthy figures tied to the long history of a hilltop manor that has come on the market in a village west of Krakow. J.s. Marcus, WSJ, "A Polish Home’s Noble History," 15 May 2019 The first is a quick trip to Anmer Hall, their 10-bedroom Georgian manor on the royal family's Sandringham estate. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Why Prince William and Kate Middleton Won't Be Making Any Appearances This Week," 19 Feb. 2019 Anmer Hall is quite the party locale: The grand Georgian manor boasts 10 bedrooms, a swimming pool, and a tennis court. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "How Kate Middleton Celebrated Her 37th Birthday," 14 Jan. 2019 That wasn't an issue in my gnarly test bramble, which is usually mowed by a tractor the size of a Victorian manor. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Meet the Tweel: The Tire That Never Goes Flat," 26 May 2019 Khalid was named crown prince after his older brother, Sheikh Mohammed bin Sultan al Qasimi, died of a heroin overdose in 1999 at the family’s English manor. Stephanie Petit,, "Crown Prince from the United Arab Emirates and Fashion Designer Dies Unexpectedly at 39," 3 July 2019

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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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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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