man·​sion | \ ˈman(t)-shən How to pronounce mansion (audio) \

Definition of mansion

1a(1) : a large imposing residence
b : a separate apartment or lodging in a large structure
b : one of the 28 parts into which the moon's monthly course through the heavens is divided
3a archaic : dwelling, abode
b obsolete : the act of remaining or dwelling : stay

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Examples of mansion in a Sentence

a mansion with 10 bedrooms and an indoor swimming pool if I ever win the lottery, I'm going to buy a mansion in the hills
Recent Examples on the Web Governor Greg Abbott shared a video from the Texas Capitol and the Governor's mansion. Shelby Stewart, Chron, "Here's what you missed from Texas' snow day," 11 Jan. 2021 In 2018, Stacey Abrams came closer to the governor’s mansion than any Democrat in decades. New York Times, "The ‘Resistance’ Formed Because of Trump, With an Assist From Jon Ossoff," 30 Dec. 2020 The property is an architectural dream — or nightmare — an 1893 mansion that was later enclosed by a 1947 addition. Phil Vettel,, "Lawry’s the Prime Rib’s final days: Take-home, tours, tchotchkes on sale," 28 Dec. 2020 Built as an Italianate-style mansion for a wealthy tobacco merchant in 1883-1884, the Columns’ last owners, Jacques and Claire Creppel, turned it into a New Orleans institution during their 40-year stewardship. Beth D'addono,, "Chef Michael Stoltzfus revamps dining at Columns on St. Charles Avenue," 14 Dec. 2020 Simpson also was scheduled to attend a Christmas party at DeSantis’ governor’s mansion Monday evening, an event that has drawn criticism from Democrats because no protocols for masks or social distancing were announced along with the invitations. Gray Rohrer,, "Florida’s Electoral College votes officially go to Trump and Pence," 14 Dec. 2020 As Obama pressed ahead with his agenda despite public ambivalence and hostility, his party lost one chamber of Congress, one governor’s mansion, one state legislature after another. Matthew Continetti, National Review, "Obama III," 12 Dec. 2020 The traditional holiday open house at the governor’s mansion won’t be held this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, a spokesperson for Gov. Mike Dunleavy said Tuesday. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Restaurant win, skiing changes, seafood boost: News from around our 50 states," 11 Dec. 2020 That rule applies to Hinds County, where the governor’s mansion in Jackson is located. Washington Post, "Mississippi’s governor limited gatherings in the state. But he’s still inviting legislators to holiday parties.," 9 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of mansion

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 3b

History and Etymology for mansion

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin mansion-, mansio, from manēre to remain, dwell; akin to Greek menein to remain

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The first known use of mansion was in the 14th century

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17 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Mansion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of mansion

: a large and impressive house : the large house of a wealthy person


man·​sion | \ ˈman-shən How to pronounce mansion (audio) \

Kids Definition of mansion

: a large fine house

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