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man·or

 (măn′ər)
n.
1.
a. A landed estate.
b. The main house on an estate; a mansion.
2. A tract of land in certain North American colonies with hereditary rights granted to the proprietor by royal charter.
3.
a. The district over which a lord had domain and could exercise certain rights and privileges in medieval western Europe.
b. The lord's residence in such a district.

[Middle English maner, manoir, from Old French maneir, manoir, to dwell, manor, from Latin manēre, to remain; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

ma·no′ri·al (mə-nôr′ē-əl) adj.

manor

(ˈmænə)
n
1. (Historical Terms) (in medieval Europe) the manor house of a lord and the lands attached to it
2. (Historical Terms) (before 1776 in some North American colonies) a tract of land granted with rights of inheritance by royal charter
3. (Architecture) a manor house
4. a landed estate
5. slang Brit a geographical area of operation, esp of a gang or local police force
[C13: from Old French manoir dwelling, from maneir to dwell, from Latin manēre to remain]
manorial adj

man•or

(ˈmæn ər)

n.
1. a feudal estate, consisting of a lord's house and adjoining lands over which he exercises control.
2. (in England) the house of a lord with the land belonging to it; a landed estate.
3. the main house or mansion on an estate, plantation, etc.
[1250–1300; Middle English maner < Anglo-French; Old French manoir, n. use of manoir to remain, dwell < Latin manēre to remain]
ma•no•ri•al (məˈnɔr i əl, -ˈnoʊr-) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.manor - the mansion of a lord or wealthy personmanor - the mansion of a lord or wealthy person
manse, mansion house, mansion, residence, hall - a large and imposing house
2.manor - the landed estate of a lord (including the house on it)
acres, demesne, landed estate, estate, land - extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use; "the family owned a large estate on Long Island"

manor

noun manor house, seat, hall, mansion Thieves broke into the country manor at night.
Translations

manor

[ˈmænəʳ]
A. N
1. (feudal) → señorío m; (modern) → finca f
2. (Brit) (Police) → distrito m, barrio m
B. CPD manor house Ncasa f solariega, casa f señorial

manor

[ˈmænər] n (also manor house) → manoir m

manor

nGutshof m, → (Land)gut nt; lord/lady of the manorGutsherr m/-herrin f

manor

[ˈmænəʳ] n (also manor house) → maniero
References in classic literature ?
Well, then," he said, "there's the Manor House, just opposite.
What's the use of bragging about being from the North, or the South, or the old manor house in the dale, or Euclid avenue, Cleveland, or Pike's Peak, or Fairfax County, Va.
From his eighth to his thirteenth year he attended the Manor House school, at Stoke-Newington, a suburb of London.
Ellis at the Limes, with whom it remained till seven; then it was taken to Miss Brooks at the Manor House, who, since she got it late, had the advantage of keeping it.
They were on the upper floor, and from our window we could command a view of the avenue gate, and of the inhabited wing of Stoke Moran Manor House.