Definitions for Mansionˈmæn ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

man•sionˈmæn ʃən(n.)

  1. a very large or stately residence.

  2. Category: Western History

    Ref: manor house.

  3. Often, mansions.

    Category: British

    Ref: Chiefly Brit. apartment house.

  4. Astrol. each of 28 divisions of the sky occupied by the moon on successive days.

    Category: Astrology

    Ref: house (def. 15). 1 22

  5. Archaic. a dwelling place.

Origin of mansion:

1325–75; ME < L mānsiō lodging, abode

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sign of the zodiac, star sign, sign, mansion, house, planetary house(noun)

    (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided

  2. mansion, mansion house, manse, hall, residence(noun)

    a large and imposing house

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. mansion(noun)ˈmæn ʃən

    a very large house

    a country mansion

Wiktionary

  1. mansion(Noun)

    A large house or building, usually built for the wealthy.

  2. mansion(Noun)

    A luxurious flat (apartment).

  3. mansion(Noun)

    A house provided for a clergyman; a manse.

  4. mansion(Noun)

    A stopping-place during a journey; a stage.

  5. mansion(Noun)

    An astrological house; a station of the moon.

  6. mansion(Noun)

    One of twenty-eight sections of the sky.

  7. mansion(Noun)

    An individual habitation or apartment within a large house or group of buildings. (Now chiefly in allusion to John 14:2.)

  8. mansion(Noun)

    Any of the branches of the Rastafari movement.

  9. Origin: from mansio, from the past participle stem of manere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mansion(noun)

    a dwelling place, -- whether a part or whole of a house or other shelter

  2. Mansion(noun)

    the house of the lord of a manor; a manor house; hence: Any house of considerable size or pretension

  3. Mansion(noun)

    a twelfth part of the heavens; a house. See 1st House, 8

  4. Mansion(noun)

    the place in the heavens occupied each day by the moon in its monthly revolution

  5. Mansion(verb)

    to dwell; to reside

Freebase

  1. Mansion

    A mansion is a large dwelling house. The word itself derives from the Latin word mansio "dwelling", an abstract noun derived from the verb manere "to dwell". The English word "manse" originally defined a property large enough for the parish priest to maintain himself, but a mansion is no longer self-sustaining in this way. 'Manor' comes from the same root— territorial holdings granted toe Roman Empire. Within a Roman city, patrician dwellings might be very extensive, but they rarely identified their grandeur to the street, beyond the public amenity of a sheltered portico. Nero's Domus Aurea on the Palatine Hill, Rome was organized as a series of glittering pavilions in gardens rather than a mansion. Following the fall of Rome the practice of building unfortified villas ceased. Today, the oldest inhabited mansions around the world usually began their existence as fortified castles in the middle ages. As social conditions slowly changed and stabilised fortifications were able to be reduced, and over the centuries gave way to comfort. It became fashionable and possible for homes to be beautiful rather than grim and forbidding. Hence the modern mansion began to evolve.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

mansion(noun)

a large (luxurious) house

They own a country mansion.

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