\ˈman(t)s \

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

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From the pool to the bar and home theater, this manse is the epitome of a Las Vegas party pad, without the hassle of the crowds and prying eyes of the Strip. Becky Bracken, Real Estate News and Advice |®, "'Pawn Stars' Star Chumlee Cuts Price on His Las Vegas Party Pad," 2 Oct. 2018 Likewise, charcoal-colored homes are infiltrating the white houses and shingled manses of beach enclaves like the Hamptons, where black traditionally would have been considered too gloomy. Laura Fenton, Curbed, "Black is the new black," 1 Aug. 2018 These run the gamut from the shamelessly romantic (take an amorous soak in Harptree Court's copper tub) to the shamelessly indulgent (Chewton Glen's tree-manse, in Hampshire, runs more than $1,000 a night). Deborah Dunn, Town & Country, "The Best of Glamping," 8 Oct. 2015 The current owners bought the manse in the 1990s, and restored and renovated it. Maria Carter, Country Living, "A 12-Bedroom Cottage That Once Belonged to the Carnegies is for Sale," 20 Aug. 2015 The manse is spread out into several residences: There's a 12-bedroom main house, as well as the Mango House, the seven bedroom, seven-and-a-half bath guest house. Devin Alessio, ELLE Decor, "The Most Expensive House In America Has A Botanical Garden On The Property," 26 July 2016 The Lockharts are now moving into a $5.5 million TriBeCa pad that rivals their D.C. manse, reports. Devin Alessio, ELLE Decor, "Inside The New York City Apartment The Obamas' Landlords Will Soon Call Home," 9 June 2016 The two are unhappy with their current rental — a six-bedroom, 7,000-square-foot manse — and are actively house-hunting in the Kalorama and Georgetown areas. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Trump reassures anxious hawks that he’s willing to walk away from North Korea talks," 11 May 2018 Jazz at Jax Jazz at the Ballroom, the nonprofit that puts on concerts in Bing Crosby’s former Hillsborough manse, is working with JAX Vineyards and Airbnb to present monthly jazz shows at Jax Tasting Room on Brannan Street in San Francisco. Jesse Hamlin, San Francisco Chronicle, "Galaxy of avant-garde sounds will play off planetary drawings," 25 Apr. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of manse

: the house of a minister

: a large and impressive house

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