Mansion meaning

mănshən
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A large, imposing house; stately residence.
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(archaic) A manor house.
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(brit.) An apartment house.
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(obs.) A stay; sojourn.
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A large house or building, usually built for the wealthy.
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(UK) A luxurious flat (apartment).
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(historical) An astrological house; a station of the moon.
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(Chinese astronomy) One of twenty-eight sections of the sky.
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(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.)
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Any of the branches of the Rastafari movement.
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A large stately house.
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A manor house.
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Origin of mansion

  • Middle English a dwelling from Old French from Latin mānsiō mānsiōn- from mānsus past participle of manēre to dwell, remain men-3 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Anglo-Norman, from Latin mansiō (“dwelling, stopping-place"), from the past participle stem of manÄ“re (“stay").

    From Wiktionary