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man·sion

 (măn′shən)
n.
1. A large stately house.
2. A manor house.
3. Archaic
a. A dwelling; an abode.
b. A separate dwelling in a large house or structure.
4.
a. See house.
b. Any one of the 28 divisions of the moon's monthly path.

[Middle English mansioun, a dwelling, from Old French mansion, from Latin mānsiō, mānsiōn-, from mānsus, past participle of manēre, to dwell, remain; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

mansion

(ˈmænʃən)
n
1. (Architecture) Also called: mansion house a large and imposing house
2. (Architecture) a less common word for manor house
3. archaic any residence
4. (Architecture) (plural) Brit a block of flats
5. (Astrology) astrology any of 28 divisions of the zodiac each occupied on successive days by the moon
[C14: via Old French from Latin mansio a remaining, from mansus; see manse]

man•sion

(ˈmæn ʃən)

n.
1. a very large or stately residence.
3. Often, mansions. Chiefly Brit. apartment house.
4. Astrol.
b. each of 28 divisions of the sky occupied by the moon on successive days.
5. Archaic. a dwelling place.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin mānsiō lodging, abode]

mansion

, mansionary - Mansion first meant the action of living or remaining in a place, from French manere, "remain," from Latin mansio, "staying"; mansionary is an adjective meaning "resident."
See also related terms for remain.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mansion - (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is dividedmansion - (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided
astrology, star divination - a pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon
region, part - the extended spatial location of something; "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space"
zodiac - a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes
2.mansion - a large and imposing housemansion - a large and imposing house    
house - a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families; "he has a house on Cape Cod"; "she felt she had to get out of the house"
manor, manor house - the mansion of a lord or wealthy person
manor hall, hall - the large room of a manor or castle
castle, palace - a large and stately mansion
stately home - a mansion that is (or formerly was) occupied by an aristocratic family

mansion

noun residence, manor, hall, villa, dwelling, abode, habitation, seat an eighteenth-century mansion in Hampshire
Translations
panské sídlosídlozámečekzámek
palæherregårdherskabsvilla
کوشک
kartanoyleisölle avoin kartano
otmjena kućarezidencija
kastélykúria
setur
大邸宅
대저택
didžiulis namas
liela savrupmāja
panské sídlozámoček
graščina
herrgård
คฤหาสน์หลังใหญ่บ้านหลังใหญ่
lâu đàinhà cổ

mansion

[ˈmænʃən]
A. Nmansión f; [of ancient family] → casa f solariega
B. CPD Mansion House N (Brit) residencia del alcalde de Londres

mansion

[ˈmænʃən] nchâteau m, manoir m

mansion

nVilla f; (of ancient family)Herrenhaus nt

mansion

[ˈmænʃn] n (in town) → palazzo (signorile); (in country) → villa, maniero

mansion

(ˈmӕnʃən) noun
a large (luxurious) house. They own a country mansion.

mansion

بَيْتٌ كَبِيرٌ فَخِمٍ, مَنْزِلٌ فَخْم sídlo, zámek herregård, palæ Herrenhaus, Herrensitz αρχοντικό, έπαυλη casa solariega, mansión kartano, yleisölle avoin kartano manoir otmjena kuća, rezidencija palazzo monumentale, villa 大邸宅 대저택 herenhuis, landhuis herskapshus, prakthjem rezydencja mansão особняк, старинный помещичий дом или замок, представляющий исторический интерес herrgård คฤหาสน์หลังใหญ่, บ้านหลังใหญ่ konak, malikane lâu đài, nhà cổ 庄园, 豪华古宅
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You laugh and say that in such circumstances a hen-house is as good as a mansion.
As the Palmer, lighted by a domestic with a torch, past through the intricate combination of apartments of this large and irregular mansion, the cupbearer coming behind him whispered in his ear, that if he had no objection to a cup of good mead in his apartment, there were many domestics in that family who would gladly hear the news he had brought from the Holy Land, and particularly that which concerned the Knight of Ivanhoe.
I was glad to be thus reminded of a purpose, long entertained, of visiting and rambling over the mansion of the old royal governors of Massachusetts; and entering the arched passage, which penetrated through the middle of a brick row of shops, a few steps transported me from the busy heart of modern Boston into a small and secluded courtyard.
The aspect of the venerable mansion has always affected me like a human countenance, bearing the traces not merely of outward storm and sunshine, but expressive also, of the long lapse of mortal life, and accompanying vicissitudes that have passed within.
Nevertheless, in this mansion of gloom I now proposed to myself a sojourn of some weeks.
Our mansion was situated in one of the most romantic parts of the Vale of Uske.
When General Washington first entered this mansion," said Grandfather, "he was ushered up the staircase and shown into a handsome apartment.
This mansion, built by a subject, bore a far greater resemblance to those royal residences which Wolsey fancied he was called upon to construct, in order to present them to his master form the fear of rendering him jealous.
Why, our old friend has just moved into his new mansion," explained the Tin Woodman.
La Motte--he broke the soil, planted vines and orchards, instituted commercial fish culture, built a mansion renowned in its day, was defeated by the soil, and passed.
The door of this deserted mansion Newman opened with a key which he took out of his hat--in which, by-the-bye, in consequence of the dilapidated state of his pockets, he deposited everything, and would most likely have carried his money if he had had any--and the coach being discharged, he led the way into the interior of the mansion.
Near the top of this hill, about two miles from Linden-Car, stood Wildfell Hall, a superannuated mansion of the Elizabethan era, built of dark grey stone, venerable and picturesque to look at, but doubtless, cold and gloomy enough to inhabit, with its thick stone mullions and little latticed panes, its time-eaten air-holes, and its too lonely, too unsheltered situation, - only shielded from the war of wind and weather by a group of Scotch firs, themselves half blighted with storms, and looking as stern and gloomy as the Hall itself.