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

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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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The Perkocha estate was built in 2016 by Pacific Peninsula Group, Atherton’s most prolific mansion developer. Variety, The Mercury News, "Apttus co-founder Kent Perkocha scores $22 million Atherton estate," 9 June 2019 The next two mansions going west were designed by Albert Kahn for members of the B. Siegel family. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Kresge mansion, one of Detroit's largest, is about to hit the market," 8 June 2019 But the two are expected to put those differences behind them as Democrats are hopeful that Bevin's poor poll numbers gives them a shot at the governor's mansion. Phillip M. Bailey, The Courier-Journal, "Beshear along with Adkins, Edelen plans Democrat unity rallies amid Bevin's GOP quarrels," 6 June 2019 It was reported last fall that Jonas dropped $6.5 million on a Beverly Hills mansion months before proposing to his now-wife. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Would Gladly Leave the Spotlight and Live on a Farm," 6 June 2019 Tucked into a pink, 18-century mansion, the Museum of Romanticism sheds light on the day-to-day life of Madrid’s high bourgeoisie during the Romantic period. Elizabeth Wellington, Vogue, "Plan a Summer Stay in Salesas, Madrid’s Smallest Neighborhood," 25 May 2019 Each of these bird mansions, palaces, and estates are the creation of Chicken Coop Mansions. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "These "Chicken Coop Mansions" Look Like Guest Houses," 21 May 2019 James paid $23 million for an eight-bedroom, 9.5-bathroom mansion in Brentwood in November, his second high-end property in the area. Nathan Fenno,, "LeBron James dropped hints for a year that he would join Lakers," 3 July 2018 According to People, the eight-episode series will start with Christina's own house Newport Beach, her first home since selling the former couple's mansion in Yorba Linda. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Christina El Moussa Is Getting Her Own HGTV Show—Without Tarek," 27 June 2018

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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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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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