Dictionary: MAN'LIKE – MA-NO'RI-AL, or MA-NE'RI-AL

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  1. Having the proper qualities of a man. Sidney.
  2. Of man's nature. Milton.

MAN'LI-NESS, n. [from manly.]

The qualities of a man; dignity; bravery, boldness. Locke.


A little man. B. Jonson.

MAN'LY, a. [man and like.]

  1. Manlike; becoming a man; firm; brave; undaunted. Serene and manly, hardened to sustain / The load of life. Dryden.
  2. Dignified; noble; stately. He moves with manly grace. Dryden.
  3. Pertaining to the adult age of man; as, a manly voice.
  4. Not boyish or womanish; as, a manly stride. Shak.

MAN'LY, adv.

With courage like a man.


A man who practices obstetrics.


A male maker of millinery.

MAN'NA, n. [Ar. مَانَ mauna, to provide necessaries for one's household, to sustain, to feed them; مُونَهٌ munahon, provisions for a journey. This seems to be the true original of the word. In Irish, mann is wheat, bread or food. Class Mn, No. 3.]

  1. A substance miraculously furnished, as food for the Israelites in their journey through the wilderness of Arabia. Ex. xvi. Josephus, Ant. B. iii. 1, considers the Hebrew word מן man, to signify what. In conformity with this idea, the Seventy translate the passage, Ex. xvi. 15, τι εστι τουτο what is this? which rendering seems to accord with the following words, "for they knew not what it was." And in the Encyclopedia, the translators are charged with making Moses fall into a plain contradiction. Art. Manna. But Christ and his apostles confirm the common version: "Not as your fathers ate manna, and are dead." John vi. 58. Heb. ix. 4. And we have other evidence, that the present version is correct; for in the same chapter, Moses directed Aaron to “take a pot and put a homer full of manna therein.” Now it would be strange language to say, put an homer full of what, or what is it. So also verse 35: “The children of Israel ate manna forty years,” &c. In both verses, the Hebrew word is the some as in verse 15.
  2. In the materia medica, the juice of a certain tree of the ash kind, the Fraxinus ornus, or flowering ash, a native of Sicily, Calabria, and other parts of the south of Europe. It is either naturally concreted, or exsiccated and purified by art. The best manna is in oblong pieces or flakes of a whitish or pale yellow color, light, friable, and somewhat transparent. It is a mild laxative. Encyc. Hooper.

MAN'NED, pp.

Furnished with men; guarded with men; fortified.

MAN'NER, n. [Fr. manière; It. maniera; Sp. manera; Arm. manyell; D. and G. manier; Dan. maneer; Sw. maner. This word seems to be allied to Fr. manier, Arm. manea, to handle, from Fr. main, Sp. and It. mano, Port. mam, L. manus, the hand.]

  1. Form; method; way of performing or executing. Find thou the manner, and the means prepare. Dryden.
  2. Custom; habitual practice. Show them the manner of the king that shall reign over them. This will be the manner of the king. 1 Sam. viii. Paul, as his manner was –. Acts xviii.
  3. Sort; kind. Ye tithe mint and rue, and all manner of herbs. Luke xi. They shall say all manner of evil against you falsely. Matth. v. In this application, manner has the sense of a plural word; all sorts or kinds.
  4. Certain degree or measure. It is in a manner done already. The bread is in a manner common. 1 Sam. xxi. This use may also be sometimes defined by sort or fashion; as we say, a thing is done after a sort or fashion, that is, not well, fully or perfectly. Augustinus does in a manner confess the charge. Baker.
  5. Mien; cast of look; mode. Air and manner are more expressive than words. Clarissa.
  6. Peculiar way or carriage; distinct mode. It can hardly be imagined how great a difference was in the humor, disposition and manner of the army under Essex and that under Waller. Clarendan. A man's company may be known by his manner of expressing himself. Swift.
  7. Way; mode; of things. The temptations of prosperity insinuate themselves after a gentle, but very powerful manner. Atterbury.
  8. Way of service or worship. The nations which thou hast removed and placed in the cities of Samaria, know not the manner of the god of the land. 2 Kings vii.
  9. In painting, the particular habit of a painter in managing colors, lights and shades. Encyc.

MAN'NER, v.t.

To instruct in manners. Shak.


Adherence to the same manner; uniformity of manner. Edin. Rev.


An artist who performs his work in one unvaried manner. Churchill.


The quality of being civil and respectful in behavior; civility; complaisance. Hale.


Decent in external deportment; civil; respectful; complaisant; not rude or vulgar. What thou think'st meet and is most mannerly. Shak.

MAN'NER-LY, adv.

With civility; respectfully; without rudeness. Shak.

MAN'NERS, n. [plur.]

  1. Deportment; carriage; behavior; conduct; course of life; in a moral sense. Evil communications corrupt good manners. 1 Cor. xv.
  2. Ceremonious behavior; civility; decent and respectful deportment. Shall we, in our applications to the great God, take that to be religion, which the common reason of mankind will not allow to be manners? South.
  3. A bow or courtesy; as, make your manners; a popular use of the word.

MAN'NING, ppr.

Furnishing with men; strengthening; guarding with men.

MAN'NISH, a. [from man.]

Having the appearance of a man; bold; masculine; as, a mannish countenance. A woman impudent and mannish grown. Shak.


In the manner of a man; boldly.

MA-NOM'E-TER, n. [Gr. μανος, rare, and μετρον, measure.]

An instrument to measure or show the alterations in the rarity or density of the air. Encyc.


Pertaining to the manometer; made by the manometer.

MAN'OR, n. [Fr. manoir, Arm. maner, a country house, or gentleman's seat; W. maenan or maenawr, a manor, a district bounded by stones, from maen, a stone. The word in French and Armoric signifies a house, a habitation, as well as a manor; and in this sense, the word would be naturally deducible from L. maneo, to abide. But the etymology in Welsh is not improbably the true one.]

The land belonging to a lord or nobleman, or so much land as a lord or great personage formerly kept in his own hands for the use and subsistence of his family. In these days, a manor rather signifies the jurisdiction and royalty incorporeal, than the land or site; for a man may have a manor in gross, as the law terms it, that is, the right and interest of a court-baron, with the perquisites thereto belonging. Cowel.


The house belonging to a manor.


Pertaining to a manor. They have no civil liberty; their children belong not to them, but to their manorial lord. Tooke.