What does mansion mean?

Definitions for mansion
ˈmæn ʃənman·sion

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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

Wiktionary

  1. mansion(Noun)

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

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

  2. mansion(Noun)

    A luxurious flat (apartment).

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

  3. mansion(Noun)

    A house provided for a clergyman; a manse.

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

  4. mansion(Noun)

    A stopping-place during a journey; a stage.

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

  5. mansion(Noun)

    An astrological house; a station of the moon.

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

  6. mansion(Noun)

    One of twenty-eight sections of the sky.

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

  7. mansion(Noun)

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

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

  8. mansion(Noun)

    Any of the branches of the Rastafari movement.

    Etymology: 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

    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.]

  2. Mansion(noun)

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

    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.]

  3. Mansion(noun)

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

    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.]

  4. Mansion(noun)

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

    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.]

  5. Mansion(verb)

    to dwell; to reside

    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.]

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.

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.]

Anagrams for mansion »

  1. amnions, Minoans, onanism

  2. Amnions

  3. Minoans

  4. Onanism

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How to say mansion in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Israel Chavez:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Mara Einstein:

    Well, they've reopened Playboy Club, but they haven't changed the mythology, the mythology is Hugh Hefner sitting in a mansion with a bunch of women with no clothes on.

  4. Jesse Louis Jackson:

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

  5. Bradley Edwards:

    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.

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