noun \ˈman(t)-shən\

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

Full Definition of MANSION

a obsolete :  the act of remaining or dwelling :  stay
b archaic :  dwelling, abode
a (1) :  manor house (2) :  a large imposing residence
b :  a separate apartment or lodging in a large structure
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


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