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Manner vs. Matter

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Mannernoun

Mode of action; way of performing or doing anything

Matternoun

Substance, material.

Mannernoun

Characteristic mode of acting or behaving; bearing

‘His natural manner makes him seem like the boss.’;

Matternoun

(physics) The basic structural component of the universe. Matter usually has mass and volume.

Mannernoun

One's customary method of acting; habit.

‘These people have strange manners.’;

Matternoun

(physics) Matter made up of normal particles, not antiparticles. (Non-antimatter matter).

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Mannernoun

good, polite behaviour

Matternoun

A kind of substance.

‘vegetable matter’;

Mannernoun

The style of writing or thought of an author; the characteristic peculiarity of an artist.

Matternoun

Written material (especially in books or magazines).

‘printed matter;’; ‘He always took some reading matter with him on the plane.’;

Mannernoun

A certain degree or measure.

‘It is in a manner done already.’;

Matternoun

(philosophy) Aristotelian: undeveloped potentiality subject to change and development; formlessness. Matter receives form, and becomes substance.

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Mannernoun

Sort; kind; style.

‘All manner of persons participate.’;

Matternoun

A condition, subject or affair, especially one of concern.

‘What's the matter?;’; ‘state matters’;

Mannernoun

Standards of conduct cultured and product of mind.

Matternoun

An approximate amount or extent.

‘I stayed for a matter of months.’;

Mannernoun

Mode of action; way of performing or effecting anything; method; style; form; fashion.

‘The nations which thou hast removed, and placed in the cities of Samaria, know not the manner of the God of the land.’; ‘The temptations of prosperity insinuate themselves after a gentle, but very powerful, manner.’;

Matternoun

(obsolete) The essence; the pith; the embodiment.

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Mannernoun

Characteristic mode of acting, conducting, carrying one's self, or the like; bearing; habitual style.

‘Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them.’; ‘Air and manner are more expressive than words.’;

Matternoun

(obsolete) Inducing cause or reason, especially of anything disagreeable or distressing.

Mannernoun

Carriage; behavior; deportment; also, becoming behavior; well-bred carriage and address; as, mind your manners!.

‘Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.’;

Matternoun

(dated) Pus.

Mannernoun

Certain degree or measure; as, it is in a manner done already.

‘The bread is in a manner common.’;

Matterverb

(intransitive) To be important.

‘The only thing that matters to Jim is being rich.’; ‘Sorry for pouring ketchup on your clean white shirt! - Oh, don't worry, it does not matter.’;

Mannernoun

The style of writing or thought of an author; characteristic peculiarity of an artist.

Matterverb

To care about, to mind; to find important.

Mannernoun

Sort; kind; style; - in this application sometimes having the sense of a plural, sorts or kinds; as, all manners of people came to the rally.

‘And they being afraid wondered, saying to one another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and the water, and they obey him.’; ‘Ye tithe mint, and rue, and all manner of herbs.’; ‘I bid thee say,What manner of man art thou?’;

Matterverb

To form pus or matter, as an abscess; to maturate.

Mannernoun

how something is done or how it happens;

‘her dignified manner’; ‘his rapid manner of talking’; ‘their nomadic mode of existence’; ‘in the characteristic New York style’; ‘a lonely way of life’; ‘in an abrasive fashion’;

Matternoun

That of which anything is composed; constituent substance; material; the material or substantial part of anything; the constituent elements of conception; that into which a notion may be analyzed; the essence; the pith; the embodiment.

‘He is the matter of virtue.’;

Mannernoun

a way of acting or behaving

Matternoun

That of which the sensible universe and all existent bodies are composed; anything which has extension, occupies space, or is perceptible by the senses; body; substance.

Mannernoun

a kind;

‘what manner of man are you?’;

Matternoun

That with regard to, or about which, anything takes place or is done; the thing aimed at, treated of, or treated; subject of action, discussion, consideration, feeling, complaint, legal action, or the like; theme.

‘Son of God, Savior of men! Thy nameShall be the copious matter of my song.’; ‘Every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge.’;

Mannernoun

a way in which a thing is done or happens

‘taking notes in an unobtrusive manner’;

Matternoun

That which one has to treat, or with which one has to do; concern; affair; business.

‘To help the matter, the alchemists call in many vanities out of astrology.’; ‘Some young female seems to have carried matters so far, that she is ripe for asking advice.’;

Mannernoun

a style in literature or art

‘a dramatic poem in the manner of Goethe’;

Matternoun

Affair worthy of account; thing of consequence; importance; significance; moment; - chiefly in the phrases what matter? no matter, and the like.

‘A prophet some, and some a poet, cry;No matter which, so neither of them lie.’;

Mannernoun

a semantic category of adverbs and adverbials which answer the question ‘how?’

‘an adverb of manner’;

Matternoun

Inducing cause or occasion, especially of anything disagreeable or distressing; difficulty; trouble.

‘And this is the matter why interpreters upon that passage in Hosea will not consent it to be a true story, that the prophet took a harlot to wife.’;

Mannernoun

a kind or sort

‘what manner of man is he?’;

Matternoun

Amount; quantity; portion; space; - often indefinite.

‘Away he goes, . . . a matter of seven miles.’; ‘I have thoughts to tarry a small matter.’; ‘No small matter of British forces were commanded over sea the year before.’;

Mannernoun

a person's outward bearing or way of behaving towards others

‘his arrogance and pompous manner’;

Matternoun

Substance excreted from living animal bodies; that which is thrown out or discharged in a tumor, boil, or abscess; pus; purulent substance.

Mannernoun

polite or well-bred social behaviour

‘didn't your mother teach you any manners?’;

Matternoun

That which is permanent, or is supposed to be given, and in or upon which changes are effected by psychological or physical processes and relations; - opposed to form.

Mannernoun

social behaviour or habits

‘Trevor apologized for his son's bad manners’;

Matternoun

Written manuscript, or anything to be set in type; copy; also, type set up and ready to be used, or which has been used, in printing.

‘Waller, with Sir William Balfour, exceeded in horse, but were, upon the whole matter, equal in foot.’;

Mannernoun

the way a motor vehicle handles or performs

‘I have no complaints about the performance or road manners’;

Matterverb

To be of importance; to import; to signify.

‘It matters not how they were called.’;

Matterverb

To form pus or matter, as an abscess; to maturate.

Matterverb

To regard as important; to take account of; to care for.

‘He did not matter cold nor hunger.’;

Matternoun

that which has mass and occupies space;

‘an atom is the smallest indivisible unit of matter’;

Matternoun

a vaguely specified concern;

‘several matters to attend to’; ‘it is none of your affair’; ‘things are going well’;

Matternoun

some situation or event that is thought about;

‘he kept drifting off the topic’; ‘he had been thinking about the subject for several years’; ‘it is a matter for the police’;

Matternoun

a problem;

‘is anything the matter?’;

Matternoun

(used with negation) having consequence;

‘they were friends and it was no matter who won the games’;

Matternoun

written works (especially in books or magazines);

‘he always took some reading matter with him on the plane’;

Matterverb

have weight; have import, carry weight;

‘It does not matter much’;

Matternoun

physical substance in general, as distinct from mind and spirit; (in physics) that which occupies space and possesses rest mass, especially as distinct from energy

‘the structure and properties of matter’;

Matternoun

a particular substance

‘faecal matter’; ‘organic matter’;

Matternoun

written or printed material

‘reading matter’;

Matternoun

a subject or situation under consideration

‘financial matters’; ‘a great deal of work was done on this matter’;

Matternoun

something which is to be tried or proved in court; a case.

Matternoun

the present state of affairs

‘we can do nothing to change matters’;

Matternoun

the reason for distress or a problem

‘what's the matter?’;

Matternoun

the substance or content of a text as distinct from its style or form.

Matternoun

the body of a printed work, as distinct from titles, headings, etc.

Matternoun

the particular content of a proposition, as distinct from its form.

Matterverb

be important or significant

‘it doesn't matter what the guests wear’; ‘what did it matter to them?’;

Matterverb

(of a person) be important or influential

‘she was trying to get known by the people who matter’;

Matterverb

(of a wound) secrete or discharge pus.

Matter

In classical physics and general chemistry, matter is any substance that has mass and takes up space by having volume. All everyday objects that can be touched are ultimately composed of atoms, which are made up of interacting subatomic particles, and in everyday as well as scientific usage, generally includes atoms and anything made up of them, and any particles (or combination of particles) that act as if they have both rest mass and volume.

‘matter’;

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