What does mansion mean?

Definitions for mansion
ˈmæn ʃənman·sion

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word mansion.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sign of the zodiac, star sign, sign, mansion, house, planetary housenoun

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

  2. mansion, mansion house, manse, hall, residencenoun

    a large and imposing house


  1. mansionnoun

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

  2. mansionnoun

    A luxurious flat (apartment).

  3. mansionnoun

    A house provided for a clergyman; a manse.

  4. mansionnoun

    A stopping-place during a journey; a stage.

  5. mansionnoun

    An astrological house; a station of the moon.

  6. mansionnoun

    One of twenty-eight sections of the sky.

  7. mansionnoun

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

  8. mansionnoun

    Any of the branches of the Rastafari movement.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Mansionnoun

    Etymology: mansio, Latin.

    All these are but ornaments of that divine spark within you, which being descended from heaven, could not elsewhere pick out so sweet a mansion. Philip Sidney.

    A fault no less grievous, if so be it were true, than if some king should build his mansion-house by the model of Solomon’s palace. Richard Hooker, b. v.

    To leave his wife, to leave his babes,
    His mansion, and his titles in a place,
    From whence himself does fly? he loves us not. William Shakespeare.

    Thy mansion wants thee, Adam, rise
    First man, of men innumerable ordain’d;
    First father! call’d by thee, I come thy guide
    To the garden of bliss, thy seat prepar’d. John Milton.

    A mansion is provided thee; more fair
    Than this, and worthy heav’n’s peculiar care,
    Not fram’d of common earth. Dryden.

    These poets near our princes sleep,
    And in one grave their mansions keep. John Denham.


  1. mansion

    A mansion is a large and luxurious residential building, typically featuring an intricate and impressive architectural design, spacious and grand interiors, and luxurious amenities. It is often owned by wealthy individuals or prestigious institutions and is considered a symbol of wealth and status.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mansionnoun

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

  2. Mansionnoun

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

  3. Mansionnoun

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

  4. Mansionnoun

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

  5. Mansionverb

    to dwell; to reside

  6. Etymology: [OF. mansion, F. maison, fr. L. mansio a staying, remaining, a dwelling, habitation, fr. manere, mansum, to stay, dwell; akin to Gr. . Cf. Manse, Manor, Menagerie, Menial, Permanent.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mansion

    man′shun, n. a house, esp. one of some size: a manor-house: the dwelling of a nobleman or a landholder: (B.) a resting-place.—ns. Man′sion-house, a mansion: the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London; Man′sionry (Shak.), a mansion, place of residence. [O. Fr.,—L. mansion-emmanēre, mansus, to remain.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Mansion is ranked #94311 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Mansion surname appeared 194 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Mansion.

    75.2% or 146 total occurrences were Black.
    13.9% or 27 total occurrences were White.
    5.6% or 11 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    4.6% or 9 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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Anagrams for mansion »

  1. amnions

  2. Minoans

  3. onanism

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mansion in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mansion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of mansion in a Sentence

  1. Jerry Torre:

    I look back at the strength and I admire that — they had less than nothing left — they endured living in a rundown mansion that was unsanitary, frankly, and what do I think of it? I’m very proud of them, I was very proud of them, call them what they are, they were artists, they could have been called anything, but they were very devoted to each other.

  2. Israel Chavez:

    I don't have a mansion. I queue up like everyone else.

  3. Jesse Louis Jackson:

    We must not measure greatness from the mansion down, but from the manger up.

  4. Bradley Edwards:

    We have talked to at least five who were victims in New York, the allegations here are the same or substantially the same as the allegations in Florida, which is, some recruiter passed out a line to lure them to his mansion. They believed it was for some advancement or opportunity.

  5. Brittany Commisso:

    People don’t understand that this is the governor of the state of New York. There are troopers that are outside of the mansion and there are some mansion staff. Those troopers that are there, they are not there to protect me. They are there to protect him.

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