a way of doing, being done, or happening; mode of action, occurrence, etc.: I don't like the manner in which he complained.
manners. the prevailing customs, ways of living, and habits of a people, class, period, etc.; mores: The novels of Jane Austen are concerned with the manners of her time. ways of behaving with reference to polite standards; social comportment: That child has good manners.
a person's outward bearing; way of speaking to and treating others: She has a charming manner.
characteristic or customary way of doing, making, saying, etc.: houses built in the 19th-century manner.
air of distinction: That old gentleman had quite a manner.