Respect Re*spect", n. [L. respectus: cf. F. respect. See Respect, v., and cf. Respite.] 1. The act of noticing with attention; the giving particular consideration to; hence, care; caution. But he it well did ward with wise respect. --Spenser. 2. Esteem; regard; consideration; honor. Seen without awe, and served without respect. --Prior. The same men treat the Lord's Day with as little respect. --R. Nelson. 3. pl. An expression of respect of deference; regards; as, to send one's respects to another. 4. Reputation; repute. [Obs.] Many of the best respect in Rome. --Shak. 5. Relation; reference; regard. They believed but one Supreme Deity, which, with respect to the various benefits men received from him, had several titles. --Tillotson. 4. Particular; point regarded; point of view; as, in this respect; in any respect; in all respects. Everything which is imperfect, as the world must be acknowledged in many respects. --Tillotson. In one respect I'll be thy assistant. --Shak. 7. Consideration; motive; interest. [Obs.] ``Whatever secret respects were likely to move them.'' --Hooker. To the publik good Private respects must yield. --Milton. In respect, in comparison. [Obs.] --Shak. In respect of. (a) In comparison with. [Obs.] --Shak. (b) As to; in regard to. [Archaic] ``Monsters in respect of their bodies.'' --Bp. Wilkins. ``In respect of these matters.'' --Jowett. (Thucyd.) In, or With, respect to, in relation to; with regard to; as respects. --Tillotson. To have respect of persons, to regard persons with partiality or undue bias, especially on account of friendship, power, wealth, etc. ``It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.'' --Prov. xxiv. 23. Syn: Deference; attention; regard; consideration; estimation. See Deference.
Manner Man"ner, n. [OE. manere, F. mani[`e]re, from OF. manier, adj., manual, skillful, handy, fr. (assumed) LL. manarius, for L. manuarius belonging to the hand, fr. manus the hand. See Manual.] 1. 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. --2 Kings xvii. 26. The temptations of prosperity insinuate themselves after a gentle, but very powerful,manner. --Atterbury. 2. Characteristic mode of acting, conducting, carrying one's self, or the like; bearing; habitual style. Specifically: (a) Customary method of acting; habit. Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them. --Acts xvii. 2. Air and manner are more expressive than words. --Richardson. (b) pl. Carriage; behavior; deportment; also, becoming behavior; well-bred carriage and address. Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices. --Emerson. (c) The style of writing or thought of an author; characteristic peculiarity of an artist. 3. Certain degree or measure; as, it is in a manner done already. The bread is in a manner common. --1 Sam. xxi.5. 4. Sort; kind; style; -- in this application sometimes having the sense of a plural, sorts or kinds. Ye tithe mint, and rue, and all manner of herbs. --Luke xi. 42. I bid thee say, What manner of man art thou? --Coleridge. Note: In old usage, of was often omitted after manner, when employed in this sense. ``A manner Latin corrupt was her speech.'' --Chaucer. By any manner of means, in any way possible; by any sort of means. To be takenin, or withthe manner. [A corruption of to be taken in the mainor. See Mainor.] To be taken in the very act. [Obs.] See Mainor. To make one's manners, to make a bow or courtesy; to offer salutation. Manners bit, a portion left in a dish for the sake of good manners. --Hallwell. Syn: Method; mode; custom; habit; fashion; air; look; mien; aspect; appearance. See Method.