manor house

noun

Definition of manor house 

: the house of the lord of a manor

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entertained everyone at their manor house after the wedding ceremony

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Sir Henry Peek, a spice and tea importer who also served in Parliament, was the original owner of Rousdon Estate and commissioned the manor house on a plot 500 feet above sea level. Vivian Marino, New York Times, "House Hunting in … England," 13 June 2018 Jamie, a nurse, and Tim, a project superintendent for a commercial contractor, were living with their infant daughter in a split-level in Horsham when the manor house went on the market in 2016. Sally A. Downey, Philly.com, "Coming home to an 1880 English country manor in Montgomery County," 9 Apr. 2018 But Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington, May's second-in-command, was optimistic that a consensus would be reached in Friday's talks, expected to last for 12 hours at the 16th-century manor house 40 miles northwest of London. Jill Lawless, The Christian Science Monitor, "Theresa May tries to unite fractious ministers on Brexit trade plan," 6 July 2018 Medieval wool merchants built stately manor houses and remarkable, timeless churches that have been lovingly preserved. New York Times, "36 Hours in the Cotswolds," 17 May 2018 In the attic of an ancient manor house, our personal guide explained how pressed grape must (juice along with skin, seeds, and stems) is slowly reduced and moved to ever smaller casks of different woods for at least 12 years. Elizabeth Marcus, BostonGlobe.com, "A family organized a whole trip around one meal in Modena, Italy. Was it worth it?," 21 May 2018 The well-boned, 15th-century manor house seemed likely to be engulfed by the untamed Technicolor tapestry of a garden. Amy Merrick, WSJ, "5 Lessons From the Punk Rockers of Gardening," 26 Apr. 2018 The dining room walls in the manor house featured portraits of his Preakness champions. Childs Walker, baltimoresun.com, "Bob Baffert stares down all-time records with his latest Preakness favorite, Justify," 17 May 2018 The extras are needed for a parade shoot as well as at the manor house of Concordia University, so as many people as possible are being asked to take part in it. Brandon Patterson, Detroit Free Press, "Movie extras needed for Dean Cain film in Ann Arbor," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of manor house

1575, in the meaning defined above

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