What does mansion mean?

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ˈmæn ʃənman·sion

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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.

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.]

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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. William Butler Yeats:

    The intellect of man is forced to choose perfection of the life, or of the work, and if it take the second must refuse a heavenly mansion, raging in the dark.

  2. Holly Madison:

    I’m pretty sure it was her who was standing there, and I think she came to see the new addition to the mansion, the new pet that was there. [My dog] Wednesday.

  3. Douglas Smith:

    Up until the Klu Klux Klan thing, he had been doing pretty well, he oozes this appearance that everybody can fly in a gold jet and have a mansion. I think it’s his signature charisma.

  4. 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.

  5. Israel Chavez:

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

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