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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Jeffrey Epstein's massive 21,000-square-foot New Mexico mansion sits high on a mesa overlooking nearly 10,000 acres of desert land halfway between Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Mola Lenghi, CBS News, "What's next for Epstein's Zorro Ranch, where accusers say they were raped and trafficked," 31 Aug. 2019 The four-time Pro Bowler just dropped $6.05 million on a 10,000-square-foot mansion in Westlake Village. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Rams lineman Andrew Whitworth scores a Westlake Village mansion," 29 Aug. 2019 The flags on Little St. James were lowered two days after FBI agents were seen swarming the island and hauling evidence out of his 24,000-square foot mansion. Rich Schapiro, NBC News, "American flags on Jeffrey Epstein's private islands lowered to half-staff," 15 Aug. 2019 But a document obtained by ProPublica shows that NRA money was used to help facilitate the purchase of a 10,000-square-foot Texas mansion for LaPierre, setting off alarms within the nonprofit. Mike Spies, ProPublica, "Document Shows NRA Money Helped Its Chief Search for a Personal Mansion," 8 Aug. 2019 The vacant land comes with plans for a 24,500-square-foot modern mansion. Lauren Beale,, "Hot Property Newsletter: Sound investments," 13 July 2019 The 20,000 square foot mansion has since been updated, although the tunnel remains. Pueng Vongs, The Mercury News, "Photos: Harrah’s casino magnate’s Lake Tahoe mansion for sale for $25.75M," 18 June 2019 Two painters suffered significant burn injuries and a more than 10,000 square foot mansion home in The Woodlands was destroyed Thursday night after a fire tore through the palatial French-style home in The Village of Cochran’s Crossing. Jeff Forward, Houston Chronicle, "Cause of massive mansion fire in The Woodlands still unknown," 14 June 2019 The site has a 9,000-square-foot mansion with seven bedrooms, a 3,000-square-foot poolside entertaining pavilion with guest wing, a two-bedroom guest house, and a swimming pool with ocean views. Terry Collins, Fortune, "Richard Nixon's 'Western White House' Is Back on the Market—At a Discount," 12 June 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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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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