- Archaic a manor house
- a large, imposing house; stately residence
- Archaic: usually used in pl.
- a dwelling place
- a separate dwelling place or lodging in a large house or structure
- [pl.]Brit. an apartment house
- Obs. a stay; sojourn
- house (noun)
- any of the 28 parts of the moon's course occupied on successive days
Origin of mansionMiddle English mansioun from Old French mansion from Classical Latin mansio, a sojourn, dwelling from past participle of manere, to remain, dwell: see manor
- A large stately house.
- A manor house.
- Archaic a. A dwelling; an abode.b. A separate dwelling in a large house or structure.
- a. See house.b. Any one of the 28 divisions of the moon's monthly path.
Origin of mansionMiddle English mansioun a dwelling from Old French mansion from Latin mānsiō mānsiōn- from mānsus past participle of manēre to dwell, remain ; see men-3 in Indo-European roots.
- A large house or building, usually built for the wealthy.
- (UK) A luxurious flat (apartment).
- (historical) An astrological house; a station of the moon.
- (Chinese astronomy) One of twenty-eight sections of the sky.
- (chiefly in the plural) An individual habitation or apartment within a large house or group of buildings. (Now chiefly in allusion to John 14:2.)
- Any of the branches of the Rastafari movement.