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 The former Rockets point guard — and three-time All-Star — is trading in his lavish Memorial mansion for a new 5,300-square-foot property in Sugar Land, according to the LA Times. Darla Guillen Gilthorpe, Houston Chronicle, "Former Rockets player Steve Francis swaps Memorial mansion with Sugar Land home," 14 Jan. 2020 The union is seen by many as responsible for flipping Nevada’s state legislature and the governor’s mansion from red to blue in recent elections. Ruben J. Garcia, The Conversation, "150 cooks, servers and dishwashers almost shut down a Democratic debate, showing unions’ growing clout in the party," 17 Dec. 2019 But instead of following Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush on the path from the governor’s mansion to the White House, Bullock sputtered. Arkansas Online, "Bullock becomes 3rd governor to drop presidential campaign," 2 Dec. 2019 In past years, the governor’s mansion has had as many as six Christmas trees. Christopher Keating,, "The Governor’s Residence in Hartford will be open for Christmas tours starting Dec. 6," 27 Nov. 2019 The program, which was founded by late Secretary of State Dennis Richardson in 2017, has held a statewide election each November to put a fifth-grader in the governor’s mansion, figuratively speaking, for a year. oregonlive, "Beaverton 5th grader elected Oregon’s next kid governor," 21 Nov. 2019 Sloan was on hand for today’s event in front of the governor’s mansion and was joined by Alabama Agriculture and Industries Commissioner Rick Pate, and Johnny Adams, CEO of the Alabama Egg and Poultry Association. Mike Cason |, al, "Gov. Kay Ivey ‘pardons’ Bates Farm turkeys in Thanksgiving tradition," 18 Nov. 2019 Many are displayed in his office or throughout the governor’s mansion, located across the street from the Capitol. Allie Morris,, "Buc-ee’s gift box, whiskey among Abbott’s Texas-themed gifts for Japanese dignitaries," 31 Oct. 2019 The wealthy family of Parasite, likewise, owns a sauna in its labyrinthine mansion. Andrew R. Chow, Time, "Bong Joon-Ho on Violence in Film and the Influences Behind Parasite," 11 Oct. 2019

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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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25 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Mansion.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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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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