ETYM Cf. Latin cautus, from caver. Related to Caution.
1. Showing careful forethought.
2. Unwilling to take risks.
3. Careful in attitude and careful in actions; prudent.
4. Avoiding excess; SYN. conservative.
ETYM Old Eng. manere, French maničre, from Old Fren. manier, adj, manual, skillful, handy, from (assumed) Late Lat. manarius, for Latin manuarius belonging to the hand, from manus the hand. Related to Manual.
1. A kind.
2. A manner of performance; SYN. mode, style, way, fashion.
3. A way of acting or behaving; SYN. personal manner.
(Alternate spelling: behaviour).
1. The action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances; SYN. behaviour.
2. Manner of acting or conducting oneself; SYN. behaviour, conduct.
3. (Psychology) The aggregate of the responses or reactions or movements made by an organism in any situation; SYN. behaviour.
behaviour / bəheɪvjər /
Alternate (chiefly British) spelling for behavior.
1. To direct the course of; manage or control; SYN. carry out, carry on, deal.
2. To lead; SYN. lead, direct.
3. To transmit or serve as the medium for transmission, as of sounds or images; SYN. transmit, convey, carry, channel.