manse

noun \ ˈman(t)s \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

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

Examples of manse in a Sentence

  1. the ivy-covered manse is one of the town's oldest and most prominent landmarks

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Origin and Etymology of manse

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


MANSE Defined for English Language Learners

manse

noun

Definition of manse for English Language Learners

  • : the house of a minister

  • : a large and impressive house



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