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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

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Because, in the end, the differences between you and your Hamptons manse-renting friend can be eased and abated by a variant of Marxism. Henry Alford, Town & Country, "Rich You, Poor Me," 6 Aug. 2014 This meticulously resorted Victorian manse set on 34 acres of Scottish woodlands first made headlines in 2014, when it was acquired by none other than tennis star Andy Murray, who hails from this part of Perthshire. Betsy Blumenthal, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Hotels in the World: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 Stores sold décor and fashions inspired by the Laurens’ assortment of homes: a posh Fifth Avenue apartment; a beach house in Montauk, New York; a 16,000-acre RRL ranch in Colorado; an elegant stone manse in Bedford, New York; and a Jamaica getaway. Christina Binkley, WSJ, "Ralph Lauren Wants People to Feel Good About Their Country," 7 Nov. 2018 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

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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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a sum of money that is sent as a payment

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