man·​sion | \ ˈman(t)-shən \

Definition of mansion

1a obsolete : the act of remaining or dwelling : stay
b archaic : dwelling, abode
2a(1) : manor house
(2) : 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

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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

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Outside of Washington, Jeff also owns two mansions in southern California. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Has An Insane Real Estate Portfolio," 12 Jan. 2019 According to Architectural Digest, Justin is currently renting a mansion in Toluca Lake for approximately $100,000 per month. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Justin and Hailey Bieber Are Doing Major House-hunting in California," 9 Jan. 2019 The next year, a three-bedroom, three-bathroom, three-car-garage mansion was built there. Erik Lacitis, The Seattle Times, "‘Bucolic’ Whidbey Island surprised at skinhead headlines — and recent Lynnwood assault," 31 Dec. 2018 Many of the district’s historic mansions have been restored and converted into restaurants, bars, hotels and exhibition spaces. Catherine Elton, WSJ, "A Bohemian Neighborhood in Peru Gets a Luxury Lift," 10 Jan. 2019 Now Stay in a Spanish Colonial Mansion in the Heart of the City Spread between six unassuming Spanish-colonial mansions lie Belmond Casa di Sierra Nevada’s luxuriously private accommodations. Jaimie Potters, ELLE Decor, "A Design Lover's Guide to Visiting San Miguel de Allende," 7 Jan. 2019 Blantyre, Lenox, Massachusetts Another Forbes Five Star Relais & Chateaux resort, this Tudor style mansion and estate built circa 1902 was recently renovated from top to bottom, restoring it back to its Gilded Age splendor. Ariel Okin, Vogue, "8 Romantic Winter Weekend Getaways From New York City," 29 Dec. 2018 Guests stay in a fabulously hip beach house, or a glorious restoration of a merchant’s 19th century waterfront mansion. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "28 Places Our Travel Specialists Say You Should Go in 2019," 17 Dec. 2018 Some homes were modest cottages in urban settings while others were grand mansions built into the countryside. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Updated Tudor near NYC asks $1.8M," 17 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of mansion

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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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English Language Learners Definition of mansion

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


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Kids Definition of mansion

: a large fine house

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