from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A landed estate.
- n. The main house on an estate; a mansion.
- n. A tract of land in certain North American colonies with hereditary rights granted to the proprietor by royal charter.
- n. The district over which a lord had domain and could exercise certain rights and privileges in medieval western Europe.
- n. The lord's residence in such a district.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A landed estate.
- n. The main house of such an estate or a similar residence; a mansion.
- n. A district over which a feudal lord could exercise certain rights and privileges in medieval western Europe.
- n. The lord's residence and seat of control in such a district.
- n. One's neighbourhood.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 1. A dwelling; habitation.
- n. In England, generally, a landed estate, especially one the tenure of which vests the proprietor with some particular rights of lordship; specifically, in old law, a lordship or barony held by a lord and subject to the jurisdiction of a court-baron held by him; in more ancient usage, an estate of a lord or thane with a village community, generally in serfdom, upon it. See villeinage and yard-land.
- n. The jurisdiction of a court-baron or court of the lord of a manor.
- n. In some of the United States formed by English colonies, a tract of land occupied or once occupied by tenants paying a fee-farm rent to the proprietor, sometimes in kind, and sometimes in stipulated services. Burrill.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the mansion of a lord or wealthy person
- n. the landed estate of a lord (including the house on it)
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If Snape grows up with the Princes in a manor is he Snape?
Calling someone gay in a debasing manor is offensive and it's obvious from your first comment that was the direction you meant it.
Some communities maintained a common sleeping room, whereas other monasteries were broken up into smaller units based on the upper class familia — small households which mimicked the secular clustering of women's quarters in manor houses and castles. 99 Still others provided individual cells for the nuns.
To have things that are hand made in a traditional manor is a great luxury in itself.
Bottom line: to survive in the dangerous world of freelancing, you need to have your lance sharpened and your faithful steed well-shod ... and you need to contact your Guild whenever the lord of the manor is shortchanging you ...
Ã¢â ‚ ¬Å What do you mean this manor is mine, Uncle.
The thought of turning descriptions of the town and manor from the book I'm writing into a MUD area has crossed my mind, but there's a lot of other work to do too that I think I would rather not do.
What I called a manor house was really more like a village completely enclosed within a single blockish structure.
I could fill another book with anecdotes, telling how I took possession of Beacon Street, and learned to distinguish the lord of the manor from the butler in full dress.