The Bible

Bible Usage:


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  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MAN'NER, noun [Latin manus, the hand.]

1. Form; method; way of performing or executing.

Find thou the manner and the means prepare.

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 Samuel 8:9.

Paul, as his manner was--Acts 17:2.

3. Sort; kind.

Ye tithe mint and rue, and all manner of herbs. Luke 11:42.

They shall say all manner of evil against you falsely--Matthew 5:11.

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 Samuel 21:5.

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.

5. Mien; cast of look; mode.

Air and manner are more expressive than words.

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.

A man's company may be known by his manner of expressing himself.

7. Way; mode; of things.

The temptations of prosperity insinuate themselves after a gentle, but very powerful manner

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 7:1.

9. In painting, the particular habit of a painter in managing colors, lights and shades.

MAN'NER, verb transitive To instruct in manners.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MAN'NERISM, noun Adherence to the same manner; uniformity of manner.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MAN'NERIST, noun An artist who performs his work in one unvaried manner.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MAN'NERLINESS, noun The quality of being civil and respectful in behavior; civility; complaisance.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MAN'NERLY, adjective Decent in external deportment; civil; respectful; complaisant; not rude or vulgar.

What thou think'st meet and is most mannerly

MAN'NERLY, adverb With civility; respectfully; without rudeness.

Naves Topical Index

Social customs.

Obeisance to strangers
Genesis 18:2; Genesis 19:1


While guests eat
Genesis 18:8

In presence of superiors
Genesis 31:35; Job 29:8

In presence of the aged
Leviticus 19:32

Courteousness enjoined
1 Peter 3:8

Rules for guests
Proverbs 23:1-2; 1 Corinthians 10:27

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MAN'NERS, noun plural Deportment; carriage; behavior; conduct; course of life; in a moral sense.

Evil communications corrupt good manners 1 Corinthians 15:33.

1. 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?

2. A bow or courtesy; as, make your manners; a popular use of the word.