from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The main house on an estate.
- n. The house of the lord of a manor.
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- n. The main house on a landed estate.
- n. The house of the lord of the manor.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the house belonging to a manor; the house of the lord of the manor; a manse.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the mansion of a lord or wealthy person
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The manor house was unfinished yet, the greatroom's tall wooden panels pale and unstained, but Faile ni Bashere t'Aybara held court every afternoon, as proper for the lord's wife, in a massive high-backed chair carved with falcons, just in front of a bare stone fireplace that mirrored another at the end of the room.
Aelfric was a huddle of hovels, an ugly little settlement of thatch and mud in which dwelt the peasants who farmed the manor of Lord Aelfric, whose imposing manor house loomed over the village, although it stood a quarter-mile away.
I was evacuated to a wonderful old manor house in Hampshire where all the other girls were from one of your fine upperclass schools, Byculla was its name.
The manor house was afterwards known as Copped or Copt Hall.
Not even Sebastian de Vauban could have sited it better, nor could Vauban have used the ground better to shape a peaceful manor house into a fortress.
"To Chartley Manor, an almost-new manor house not far away, belonging to the Earl of Essex."
Another manuscript reads: "This was the manor house of Takeshiba."
The manor house lay a little aside from the village and the church, timber-built on the stone undercroft, in level, well-drained fields, with gentle wooded slopes beyond.