mansion

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noun man·sion \ ˈman(t)-shən \

Definition of mansion

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

Examples of mansion in a Sentence

  1. a mansion with 10 bedrooms and an indoor swimming pool

  2. if I ever win the lottery, I'm going to buy a mansion in the hills

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Origin and Etymology of mansion

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


MANSION Defined for English Language Learners

mansion

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Definition of mansion for English Language Learners

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


MANSION Defined for Kids

mansion

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noun man·sion \ ˈman-shən \

Definition of mansion for Students

:a large fine house


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