manor house


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
Recent Examples on the Web The English Cotswolds Meets the Old West in This Colorado Mansion This mountain home outside Denver is mostly inspired by St. Catherine’s Court, a 16th century manor house in England. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "This Colorado Couple Modeled Their $37 Million Mansion After a 16th Century English Manor," 4 Mar. 2020 Initially, that life was meant to involve reviving an old winery and restoring the estate’s 18th-century manor house—a veritable find in a secluded section of the Luberon in southern France. Lindsey Tramuta, Fortune, "How a French retail mogul became an accidental hotelier," 16 Mar. 2020 The training facility — on the grounds of Gawthorpe Hall, a pristine Elizabethan manor house — made Burnley a hard sell to players and, particularly, their agents. Rory Smith, New York Times, "Bricks and Mortar Help to Lock In a Premier League Future," 22 Feb. 2020 Our taxi pulls up to the 17th-century manor house Casona de la China Poblana (, a boutique hotel just a couple of blocks from the zócalo, the main square., "Get yourself to Puebla, Mexico’s best-kept vacation secret, before the secret is out - The Boston Globe," 1 Nov. 2019 His father and uncle — identical twins — bought it in 1958, and Shields, 71, grew up on the property in an antebellum manor house built by Gabriel Duvall, an early Supreme Court justice. Washington Post, "‘We thought it would be here forever’: Maryland golf course to close after more than 60 years," 30 Aug. 2019 Thousands of pieces of art and furniture went to his manor houses. New York Times, "Frederick Koch, Who Spurned Family Business, Dies at 86," 13 Feb. 2020 Mark Price is especially notable as the archly humorous and scheming butler Wadsworth, who knows all the guests invited by the mysterious Mr. Boddy to his manor house have more than a few secrets to hide. Laura Demarco, cleveland, "‘Clue’ at Cleveland Play House: The game’s afoot with campy laughs and thrills (review)," 1 Feb. 2020 Pick from Sasakwa, the Edwardian-style manor house; Faru-Faru, a modern, low-key lodge; Sabora Tented Camp, modeled on a 1920’s-style explorer’s camp; and Explore, a private-use tented camp with just enough luxury touches. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "What I Learned in the Trenches of a Rhino Translocation," 9 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of manor house

1575, in the meaning defined above

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8 Apr 2020

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“Manor house.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Apr. 2020.

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