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mansion

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noun man·sion \ˈman(t)-shən\

Simple Definition of mansion

  • : a large and impressive house : the large house of a wealthy person

Full Definition of mansion

  1. 1 a obsolete :  the act of remaining or dwelling :  stay b archaic :  dwelling, abode

  2. 2 a (1) :  manor house (2) :  a large imposing residence b :  a separate apartment or lodging in a large structure

  3. 3 a :  house 3b b :  one of the 28 parts into which the moon's monthly course through the heavens is divided

Examples of mansion

  1. a mansion with 10 bedrooms and an indoor swimming pool

  2. <if I ever win the lottery, I'm going to buy a mansion in the hills>



Origin of mansion

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin mansion-, mansio, from manēre to remain, dwell; akin to Greek menein to remain


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with mansion


MANSION Defined for Kids

mansion

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noun man·sion \ˈman-shən\

Definition of mansion

  1. :  a large fine house





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