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

Definition of mansion

1a(1) : a large imposing residence
(2) : manor house
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

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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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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“Mansion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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: a large fine house

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