- a large country house with lands；(in England and Wales) a unit of land, originally a feudal lordship, consisting of a lord's demesne and lands rented to tenants
noun: manor, plural noun: manors
- 1. a large country house with lands a Tudor manor house in the English countryside Kelmscott Manor
- ▪ historical (in England and Wales) a unit of land, originally a feudal lordship, consisting of a lord's demesne and lands rented to tenants the right to mine ores within the manor of Little Langdale
- ▪ historical (in North America) an estate or district leased to tenants, especially one granted by royal charter in a British colony or by the Dutch governors of what is now New York State.
- 2. British informal the district covered by a police station they were the undisputed rulers of their manor
- ▪ one's own neighbourhood or area of operation much as I love my manor in East London, we have absolutely nothing like this back home
- a large country house with lands; the principal house of a landed estate.
Oxford American Dictionary