Definition of Mansion

1. Noun. (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided.




2. Noun. A large and imposing house.
Exact synonyms: Hall, Manse, Mansion House, Residence
Generic synonyms: House
Specialized synonyms: Manor, Manor House, Castle, Palace, Stately Home
Terms within: Hall, Manor Hall

Definition of Mansion

1. n. A dwelling place, -- whether a part or whole of a house or other shelter.

2. v. i. To dwell; to reside.

Definition of Mansion

1. Noun. A large house or building, usually built for the wealthy. ¹

2. Noun. (U.K.) A luxurious flat (apartment). ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) A house provided for a clergyman; a manse. ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) A stopping-place during a journey; a stage. ¹

5. Noun. (historical) An astrological house; a station of the moon. ¹

6. Noun. (context: Chinese astronomy) One of twenty-eight sections of the sky. ¹

7. Noun. (context: 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.) ¹

8. Noun. Any of the branches of the Rastafari movement. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mansion

1. a large, impressive house [n -S]

Medical Definition of Mansion

1. 1. A dwelling place, whether a part or whole of a house or other shelter. "In my Father's house are many mansions." (John xiv. 2) "These poets near our princes sleep, And in one grave their mansions keep." (Denam) 2. The house of the lord of a manor; a manor house; hence: Any house of considerable size or pretension. 3. A twelfth part of the heavens; a house. See 1st House. 4. The place in the heavens occupied each day by the moon in its monthly revolution. "The eight and twenty mansions That longen to the moon." (Chaucer) Mansion house, the house in which one resides; specifically, in London and some other cities, the official residence of the Lord Mayor. Origin: OF. Mansion, F. Maison, fr. L. Mansio a staying, remaining, a dwelling, habitation, fr. Manere, mansum, to stay, dwell; akin to Gr. Cf. Manse, Manor, Menagerie, Menial, Permanent. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mansion

mansarded
mansards
manscape
manscaped
manscapes
manscaping
manse
manservant
manservants
manses
mansfieldite
manshift
manshifts
manship
manshiply
mansion (current term)
mansion house
mansionary
mansionette
mansionettes
mansionization
mansionlike
mansionry
mansions
mansioun
mansiouns
manslaught
manslaughter
manslaughterer
manslaughterers

Literary usage of Mansion

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1. Journal by New York Microscopical Society, Chartered Insurance Institute, World Resources Institute, Institute of Transport (London, England) (1902)
"In an old dictionary I find a mansion described as] "the lord's house in a ... With regard to the meaning of mansion-house, the old authority gives it as a ..."

2. London and Its Environs: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm), Karl Baedeker (1911)
"The mansion House. The Bank of England. The Royal Exchange. ... behind the mansion House, with its graceful dome supported by Corinthian columns, ..."

3. History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great: Called by Thomas Carlyle (1873)
"CHAPTER I. mansion OF REINSBERG. ON the Crown-Prince's Marriage, three years ago, when the Amt or Government-District Ruppin, with its incomings, ..."

4. History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, called Frederick the Great: in ten vol by Thomas Carlyle (1859)
"... the Crown-Prince, to new-build and enlarge the decayed Schloss of Reinsberg into such a mansion as the young Royal Highness and his Wife would like. ..."

5. History of Friedrich II, of Prussia: Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1900)
"... the Crown-Prince, to new-build and enlarge the decayed Schloss of Reinsberg into such a mansion as the young Royal Highness and his Wife would like. ..."

6. A Handbook of Husband and Wife According to the Law of Scotland by Frederick Parker Walton (1893)
"In that case the husband built a new mansion-house a few yards from the old one. ... It was pleaded (1) that even where there are two mansion-houses the ..."

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