mansion

noun
man·​sion | \ ˈman(t)-shən How to pronounce mansion (audio) \

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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Sources are reporting that Jordyn moved out of Kylie's multi-million dollar mansion and into her mom's house. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Kylie Jenner's Lip Kit Named After Jordyn Woods Went on Sale – But There's More to the Story," 22 Feb. 2019 The grounds comprise multiple museums, exhibits, tours of the King of Rock’s mansion, and more. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Hallmark's 'Christmas at Graceland' Was Filmed at Elvis Presley's Home in Memphis," 17 Nov. 2018 Prosecutors said 29-year-old Lavrick Willocks operated the scam out of a Jamaica mansion. Blake Nicholson, The Seattle Times, "Man said to be Jamaican lottery scam kingpin gets 6 years," 15 Oct. 2018 The green lawn space is preserved in front of the mansion, which would be maintained and preserved. Libby Solomon, baltimoresun.com, "Widespread support, a couple passionate detractors at Bosley Estates public meeting," 12 July 2018 Cameras followed him downstairs to the finished basement, which extends the full length of the 8,500-square-foot mansion. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "Ex-Trail Blazer Rasheed Wallace sells $3 million mansion seen on 'Cribs' (photos)," 11 June 2018 Take a look through the gallery above to see photos of Chris Paul's Calabasas mansion. Daniela Sternitzky-di Napoli, Houston Chronicle, "Chris Paul's California mansion is for sale. Let's peek inside.," 31 May 2018 Set in the style of a turn-of-the-century Florida mansion, there are three glass dome atriums with four acres of the history of St. Augustine, Key West, and the Everglades. Amy Aumick, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Explore Florida's Osceola County: Gaylord Palms an attraction unto itself," 6 May 2018 Mazdaznan published neo-Zoroastrian literature out of a mansion in Arlington Heights for more than 60 years. Los Angeles Magazine, "A Brief History of L.A.’s Most Notorious Cults," 23 Apr. 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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mansion

noun

English Language Learners Definition of mansion

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

mansion

noun
man·​sion | \ ˈman-shən How to pronounce mansion (audio) \

Kids Definition of mansion

: a large fine house

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