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Definition of manse

1 archaic : the dwelling of a householder
2 : the residence of a minister especially : the house of a Presbyterian minister
3 : a large imposing residence

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Examples of manse in a Sentence

the ivy-covered manse is one of the town's oldest and most prominent landmarks
Recent Examples on the Web Head to the manse’s ballroom (made famous by the 1974 version of The Great Gatsby and High Society) for a floral extravaganza that continues out onto the terrace. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 29 May 2021 This November, the couple will marry at the San Francisco manse that once belonged to her grandmother Ann—an antiquarian who filled the home with 18th-century furnishings and Chinese-export porcelain. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 24 May 2021 Ramona and Sonja Tremont Morgan of the Wells Fargo Morgans wake up in Ramona’s Hamptons manse, and their dogs are both sleeping at the end of the bed. Brian Moylan, Vulture, 18 May 2021 The lucky few who have been offered entry do so through a side door, located within the manse's outdoor graveyard queue. Carlye Wisel, Travel + Leisure, 14 May 2021 Before dinner, stretch your legs at Rowan Oak, the Greek Revival manse that was author William Faulkner’s home. Andrew Nelson, WSJ, 23 Apr. 2021 The building is everything the Frick manse is not: squat and boxy, imposing and unadorned., 1 Apr. 2021 At its center is a 45,000-square-foot manse that boasts some 12 bedrooms and is, quite literally, fit for royalty. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 9 Mar. 2021 The pair enjoyed an afternoon cruising around L.A. in an open air tour bus, taking time to chat in between stops at the iconic manse from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and a military-style obstacle course. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, 26 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of manse

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for manse

Middle English manss, from Medieval Latin mansa, mansus, mansum, from Latin mansus lodging, from manēre

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The first known use of manse was in the 15th century

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8 Jun 2021

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“Manse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of manse

: the house of a minister
: a large and impressive house

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