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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ It's an old manor house.
▪ I journeyed out to the old manor house near Buxfield.
▪ The rebuilding of the old manor took place over a period of about five years and was probably finished in about 1727.
▪ Unless further evidence comes to light I believe that Court Farm is the old manor house of Langridge.
▪ Sheldon Manor, Wiltshire's oldest inhabited manor house.
▪ Beautiful, medieval, moated manor house in the heart of the Kentish Weald.
▪ When the fellow returned I entertained him here in the manor house.
▪ The manor house and Ferriby Hall are still extant and remind one of the former grandeur of the High Street.
▪ Meanwhile, Seb tied the reins of his horse to the back of the cart before sprinting towards the manor house.
▪ I felt restless, uneasy in that haunted, creaking manor house.
▪ Triumphant in this latest development in his career has bought a manor house in the area.
▪ This is a palatial Jacobean country manor house with exquisite interiors and wooden carvings.
▪ The former manor house passed to Bonds.
▪ When William Faunt bought the manor in 1549 half the land was already enclosed.
▪ After the Restoration he bought the manor of Watton in Norfolk, remaining its owner until his death.
▪ Triumphant in this latest development in his career has bought a manor house in the area.
▪ For example, between 1338 and 1376 the Earl of Arundel bought over twenty manors in Sussex and Surrey.
▪ A window hanging twitched in the manor house, but the only person to reappear in the yard was the young squire.
▪ But whoever the mystery buyer is, the manor will remain closed to the public.
▪ I felt restless, uneasy in that haunted, creaking manor house.
▪ Parish councils were set up in 1894 and superseded parish vestries, which had in turn supplanted manor courts.
▪ The hotel was a converted manor house.
▪ The Roman Research Trust says the publicity from the case helped to sell the manor for more than the reserve price.
▪ The Templars first built it as a fortified manor but later generations had embellished it to make it more comfortable.
▪ Tsarina to the manor returns..
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Manor \Man"or\, n. [OE. maner, OF. maneir habitation, village, F. manoir manor, prop. the OF. inf. maneir to stay, remain, dwell, L. manere, and so called because it was the permanent residence of the lord and of his tenants. See Mansion, and cf. Remain.]

  1. (Eng. Law) The land belonging to a lord or nobleman, or so much land as a lord or great personage kept in his own hands, for the use and subsistence of his family.

    My manors, rents, revenues, l forego.

    Note: 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.

  2. (American Law) A tract of land occupied by tenants who pay a free-farm rent to the proprietor, sometimes in kind, and sometimes by performing certain stipulated services.

    Manor house, or Manor seat, the house belonging to a manor; the house of the lord of the manor; a manse.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 13c., "mansion, habitation, country residence, principal house of an estate," from Anglo-French maner, Old French manoir "abode, home, dwelling place; manor" (12c.), noun use of maneir "to dwell," from Latin manere "to stay, abide," from PIE root *men- "to remain" (see mansion). As a unit of territorial division in Britain and some American colonies (usually "land held in demesne by a lord, with tenants") it is attested from 1530s.


n. 1 A landed estate. 2 The main house of such an estate or a similar residence; a mansion. 3 A district over which a feudal lord could exercise certain rights and privileges in medieval western Europe. 4 The lord's residence and seat of control in such a district. 5 (context UK slang English) Any home area or territory in which authority is exercised, often in a police or criminal context. 6 (context London slang English) One's neighbourhood.

  1. n. the mansion of the lord of the manor [syn: manor house]

  2. the landed estate of a lord (including the house on it)

Manor, PA -- U.S. borough in Pennsylvania
Population (2000): 2796
Housing Units (2000): 1044
Land area (2000): 2.010493 sq. miles (5.207152 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 2.010493 sq. miles (5.207152 sq. km)
FIPS code: 47000
Located within: Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
Location: 40.335854 N, 79.668229 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 15665
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Manor, PA
Manor, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
Population (2000): 1204
Housing Units (2000): 436
Land area (2000): 1.144837 sq. miles (2.965115 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.144837 sq. miles (2.965115 sq. km)
FIPS code: 46440
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 30.343071 N, 97.556710 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 78653
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Manor, TX
Manor (disambiguation)

The term manor may refer to:

Manor (department store)

Manor AG is a Swiss department store chain with its headquarters in Basel. With an estimated market share of 60%, Manor is Switzerland’s biggest department-store chain. The Manor Group extends to the 64 Manor stores employing some 10,600 personnel, and the Athleticum sports goods chain. The Group, which is owned by Geneva-based Maus Frères Holding, generated total sales of CHF 3 billion in 2013. Manor is positioned in the medium price segment.

Manor (play)

Manor, a play by Martin Murphy, ran through March to April 2010 at the Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Garden.

It was described as "a fierce and disturbing debut play about North London gangsters by a new talent, well acted by a young cast that deliver a sit-up-and-take-notice ferocity of performance that had me on the edge of my seat" by Aleks Sierz, author of In-yer-face theatre.

Category:British plays Category:2010 plays Category:Plays set in London

Manor (Sefton ward)

Manor is a Metropolitan Borough of Sefton ward in the Sefton Central Parliamentary constituency that covers the localities of Thornton, Little Crosby, and Hightown. The population of the ward taken at the 2011 census was 12,497.

Manor (ward)

Manor (ward) may refer to:

  • Manor (Adur ward)
  • Manor (Forest Heath ward)
  • Manor (Hillingdon ward)
  • Manor (Sefton ward)
  • Manor (Stafford ward)
  • Manor (Stevenage ward)
  • Manor (Stockport ward)
  • Manor (Warwick ward)

A manor in English law is an estate in land to which is incident the right to hold a court termed court baron, that is to say a manorial court. The proper unit of tenure under the feudal system is the fee (or fief), on which the manor became established through the process of time, akin to the modern establishment of a "business" upon a freehold site. The manor is nevertheless often described as the basic feudal unit of tenure and is historically connected with the territorial divisions of the march, county, hundred, parish and township.

Manor (Stockport electoral ward)

Manor is an electoral ward in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport. It elects three Councillors to Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council using the first past the post electoral method, electing one Councillor every year without election on the fourth.

Together with Brinnington and Central, Davenport and Cale Green, Edgeley and Cheadle Heath, Heatons North, and Heatons South, the ward lies in the Stockport Parliamentary Constituency. Manor ward contains Aquinas College, as well as Banks Lane Infant and Junior Schools. It is also the seat of the current Council Leader Sue Derbyshire. Manor ward was the subject of media scrutiny when former councillor Neil Derbyshire resigned following a conviction.

Usage examples of "manor".

Was this right appurtenant to the manor, or was it also appendant to a frank tenement in a particular vill?

They moved swiftly down the gravel lane that led to the manor house where the Assessor Emiliana and her family resided.

Meanwhile we began to grow strong, for many joined us therein who had fled from their tyrants of the good towns and the manors of the baronage, and at last in the third year naught would please my lord but we must enter into the Kingdom of the Tower, and raise his banner in the wealthy land, and the fair cities.

There was a mint at the time of the Conquest, which proves that Bristol must have been already a place of some size, though the fact that the town was a member of the royal manor of Baston shows that its importance was still of recent growth.

This day, loath to bestir himself from his horse, William Belfour leaned his arms on his saddle and waited patiently for his mount to drink from the pond behind the mill that served Hawkwatch Manor.

Landowners impoverished by these factors sank out of sight or let castles and manors decay while they entered the military brigandage that was to be the curse of the following decades.

So compared with some of those humongous old piles they run tour buses out to, the Manor is a studio apartment.

Miss Mandeville, and the rest of the Indian treasures I took from Stokeley Manor.

Burton was evidently a mesne borough under the abbot, who held the court of the manor and received the profits of the borough according to the charter of Henry I.

The thought of her rattling around the Metropole, as stuffy as it was expensive, or alone at Winterbourne Manor just waiting for Luke to come home was very depressing.

Within sight of the manor Periwinkle stopped cantering and slipped into a gentle ambling trot, for the danger, it seemed, was left behind now.

When the wedding was over Maria and Robin mounted once more upon Wrolf and Periwinkle and rode back to the manor house through the sunshine and the new spring green of the park, with everyone who had been in the church following singing behind them, to the wedding breakfast that Marmaduke Scarlet had prepared.

It was between Colmar Manor and Bladensburg, just off SR 450, and if you were on the third floor in the unit Platt had rented, and if you stood in the kitchen sink and leaned out the window, you could indeed see the north fork of the Anacostia River--for what that was worth.

And the charm of the old manor around him, the garden with its grey stone walls and yew hedges--broad, broad yew hedges and a peacock pausing to glitter and scream in the busy silence of an English spring, when celandines open their yellow under the hedges, and violets are in the secret, and by the broad paths of the garden polyanthus and crocuses vary the velvet and flame, and bits of yellow wallflower shake raggedly, with a wonderful triumphance, out of the cracks of the wall.

I were the only children here at Blackwood Manor because the tourists who came almost never brought children with them, and so I soon learned the vocabulary of adults and that it was fun to play in the kitchen and listen to their endless storytelling and arguing, or to tag after the tour guides -- my great-grandfather Gravier and later my grandfather Pops -- as they went through the house detailing its riches and its legends, including the gloomy tale of Manfred, the Great Old Man.