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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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For myself, and I say it with reverence to the ordering of Providence, it would be no great indulgence to be kept shut up in those mansions of which they preach, having a natural longing for motion and the chase.
It is the music which makes it what it is; it is the music which changes the place from the rear room of a saloon in back of the yards to a fairy place, a wonderland, a little comer of the high mansions of the sky.
He saw the distant slaves at their toil; he saw afar their villages of huts gleaming out in long rows on many a plantation, distant from the stately mansions and pleasure-grounds of the master;--and as the moving picture passed on, his poor, foolish heart would be turning backward to the Kentucky farm, with its old shadowy beeches,--to the master's house, with its wide, cool halls, and, near by, the little cabin overgrown with the multiflora and bignonia.
So soon does the soul outgrow its mansions that after once seeing Milltown her fancy ran out to the future sight of Portland; for that, having islands and a harbor and two public monuments, must be far more beautiful than Milltown, which would, she felt, take its proud place among the cities of the earth, by reason of its tremendous business activity rather than by any irresistible appeal to the imagination.
To the present hour, the weary western streets of London on a cold dusty spring night, with their ranges of stern shut-up mansions and their long rows of lamps, are melancholy to me from this association.
Up from this wasted soil, this shattered shell, Whose walls and towers here in ruin lie, Three thousand soldier souls took wing on high, In the bright mansions of the blest to dwell.
They first passed through the "black town," with its narrow streets, its miserable, dirty huts, and squalid population; then through the "European town," which presented a relief in its bright brick mansions, shaded by coconut-trees and bristling with masts, where, although it was early morning, elegantly dressed horsemen and handsome equipages were passing back and forth.
All the large mansions on each side of the road were empty and still, and my footsteps echoed against the sides of the houses.
In one of the aristocratic mansions built by Puget in the Rue du Grand Cours opposite the Medusa fountain, a second marriage feast was being celebrated, almost at the same hour with the nuptial repast given by Dantes.
Some of them sought hospitality at the doors of the stately mansions which then stood in the vicinity of Hanover Street and the North Square.
The walls of our mansions were beginning to groan with the sickly green of imaginary fields, that caricatured the beauties of nature; and skies of sunny brightness, that mocked the golden hues of even an American sun.
The autumn sun, rising over the shire hills, disclosed a pleasant country; woods brown and mellow varied the fields from which the harvest had been lately carried; a river, gliding between the woods, caught on its surface the somewhat cold gleam of the October sun and sky; at frequent intervals along the banks of the river, tall, cylindrical chimneys, almost like slender round towers, indicated the factories which the trees half concealed; here and there mansions, similar to Crimsworth Hall, occupied agreeable sites on the hill-side; the country wore, on the whole, a cheerful, active, fertile look.