man·​sion ˈman(t)-shən How to pronounce mansion (audio)
: a large imposing residence
: a separate apartment or lodging in a large structure
: one of the 28 parts into which the moon's monthly course through the heavens is divided
archaic : dwelling, abode
obsolete : the act of remaining or dwelling : stay

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
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Word History


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

First Known Use

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

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

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“Mansion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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man·​sion ˈman-chən How to pronounce mansion (audio)
: a large impressive residence

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