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

3a : house sense 3b

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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During summer vacations when Toby and his cousins were growing up, they were all shipped off to Ivy House — the ancestral mansion in Dublin that’s long been Hugo’s home — for extended visits. Maureen Corrigan, The Seattle Times, "Fans of Tana French are in for a surprise with ‘The Witch Elm’," 23 Oct. 2018 Where to eat: After watching an amazing sunset from the Ocean House beach (and waving to Taylor Swift, whose mansion is next door), savor a four-course tasting menu at the hotel’s locavore flagship restaurant COAST. Paul Rubio, Condé Nast Traveler, "Beautiful Places to See New England Fall Foliage This Year," 5 Oct. 2018 Besides iconic visitors and memorable parties, the mansion itself is extremely impressive. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "Elvis Presley’s Former Bel Air Mansion Is For Sale, And I'm All Shook Up," 30 July 2018 With a price tag of $8.75 million, the Nashville metro mansion has been on the market for more than a year with no buyer. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Kelly Clarkson's Nashville Mansion Is (Still) on the Market for $8.75 Million," 5 July 2018 The minimalist mansion that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West sold last year is back to the market at $18 million. Jack Flemming,, "Kim and Kanye’s former Bel-Air mansion hits the market for $18 million," 4 July 2018 The Atlanta mega-mansion built by director-actor Tyler Perry is back on the market and poised to break real estate records for the second time. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Georgia’s Most-Expensive Home Is Back on the Market for a Whopping $25 Million," 2 July 2018 The Harley Clarke mansion is next to the Gross Point Lighthouse and Lighthouse Beach, just north of Northwestern University on Lake Michigan. Genevieve Bookwalter,, "Harley Clarke Mansion supporters rally ahead of Evanston City Council meeting," 19 June 2018 The historic mansion that once belonged to the son of philanthropist and Baltimore Sun founder Arunah S. Abell will be up for auction this month. Lauren Lumpkin,, "Historic Abell Mansion built for Baltimore Sun owner up for auction," 11 June 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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