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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, a dwelling, from Old French, 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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On the other side was a stately stone mansion, plainly betokening every sort of comfort and luxury, from the big coach house and well-kept grounds to the conservatory and the glimpses of lovely things one caught between the rich curtains.
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Hester Prynne went one day to the mansion of Governor Bellingham, with a pair of gloves which she had fringed and embroidered to his order, and which were to be worn on some great occasion of state; for, though the chances of a popular election had caused this former ruler to descend a step or two from the highest rank, he still held an honourable and influential place among the colonial magistracy.
Ichahod Crane had a soft and foolish heart towards the sex; and it is not to be wondered at, that so tempting a morsel soon found favor in his eyes, more especially after he had visited her in her paternal mansion.
Go and gaze upon the iron emblematical harpoons round yonder lofty mansion, and your question will be answered.
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On such a farm, in such a house and family, Miss Ophelia had spent a quiet existence of some forty-five years, when her cousin invited her to visit his southern mansion.
It reminded me of something I had read in my youth about the ingenious way in which the aldermen of London raised the money that built the Mansion House.
The crowd filed up the aisles: the aged and needy postmaster, who had seen better days; the mayor and his wife -- for they had a mayor there, among other unnecessaries; the justice of the peace; the widow Douglass, fair, smart, and forty, a generous, good-hearted soul and well-to-do, her hill mansion the only palace in the town, and the most hospitable and much the most lavish in the matter of festivities that St.
A very gracious invitation was returned, and the evening no longer dreaded by the fair mistress of the mansion.