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
the ivy-covered manse is one of the town's oldest and most prominent landmarks
Recent Examples of manse from the Web
Both the interior and exterior of the palatial 10-bedroom, 10-bath, 15,878-square-foot, 1914 manse were utilized in GLOW.
Before moving to the museum, some first had pride of place in the Pérez Coconut Grove manse overlooking Biscayne Bay.
George Vanderbilt's Asheville manse is a favorite of travelers in North Carolina.
In a separate vote Sunday, church members voted to sell their manse and 16 acres of nearby property to the City of Charlotte for nearly $1.6 million.
Any merger would likely mean eventually selling the land to the airport, which is already in talks with Steele Creek Presbyterian over the purchase of its manse.
The Warriors will break ground on a new, tech industry-accessible basketball manse nearby.
Formerly known as the Crocker Mansion, the brick and limestone manse sits on 12.5 acres in the township of Mahwah.
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Origin and Etymology of manse
Middle English manss, from Medieval Latin mansa, mansus, mansum, from Latin mansus lodging, from manēre
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of manse for English Language Learners
: the house of a minister
: a large and impressive house
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