American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A large stately house.
- n. A manor house.
- n. Archaic A dwelling; an abode.
- n. Archaic A separate dwelling in a large house or structure.
- n. See house.
- n. Any one of the 28 divisions of the moon's monthly path.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 1. A tarrying-place; a station.—2. A dwelling; any place of fixed residence or repose.
- n. A dwelling-house of the better class; a large or stately residence; especially, the house of the lord of a manor; a manor-house.
- n. In Oriental and medieval astronomy, one of twenty-eight parts into which the zodiac is divided; a lunar mansion (which see, under lunar).
- n. In astrology, the sign in which the sun or any planet has its special residence; a house.
- To tarry; dwell; reside.
- n. A large house or building, usually built for the wealthy.
- n. UK A luxurious flat (apartment).
- n. obsolete A house provided for a clergyman; a manse.
- n. obsolete A stopping-place during a journey; a stage.
- n. historical An astrological house; a station of the moon.
- n. Chinese astronomy One of twenty-eight sections of the sky.
- n. An individual habitation or apartment within a large house or group of buildings. (Now chiefly in allusion to John 14:2.)
- n. Any of the branches of the Rastafari movement.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A dwelling place, -- whether a part or whole of a house or other shelter.
- n. The house of the lord of a manor; a manor house; hence: Any house of considerable size or pretension.
- n. (Astrol.) A twelfth part of the heavens; a house. See 1st House, 8.
- n. obsolete The place in the heavens occupied each day by the moon in its monthly revolution.
- v. obsolete To dwell; to reside.
- n. (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided
- n. a large and imposing house
- Anglo-Norman, from Latin mansiō ("dwelling, stopping-place"), from the past participle stem of manēre ("stay"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, a dwelling, from Old French, from Latin mānsiō, mānsiōn-, from mānsus, past participle of manēre, to dwell, remain. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“The Japanese have lately appropriated the English word mansion, respelled it manshon, and used it to signify not a large single dwelling but a high-rise apartment building.”
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