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Webster 1913 Edition


Mansion

Man′sion

,
Noun.
[OF.
mansion
, F.
maison
, fr. L.
mansio
a staying, remaining, a dwelling, habitation, fr.
manere
,
mansum
, to stay, dwell; akin to Gr. [GREEK]. Cf.
Manse
,
Manor
,
Menagerie
,
Menial
,
Permanent
.]
1.
A dwelling place, – whether a part or whole of a house or other shelter.
[Obs.]
In my Father’s house are many
mansions
.
John xiv. 2.
These poets near our princes sleep,
And in one grave their
mansions
keep.
Den[GREEK]am.
2.
The house of the lord of a manor; a manor house; hence: Any house of considerable size or pretension.
3.
(Astrol.)
A twelfth part of the heavens; a house. See 1st
House
, 8.
Chaucer.
4.
The place in the heavens occupied each day by the moon in its monthly revolution.
[Obs.]
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.
Blackstone.

Man′sion

,
Verb.
I.
To dwell; to reside.
[Obs.]
Mede.

Webster 1828 Edition


Mansion

MAN'SION

,
Noun.
[L. mansio, from maneo, to dwell.]
1.
Any place of residence; a house; a habitation.
Thy mansion wants thee, Adam, rise.
In my Father's house are many mansions. John 14.
2.
The house of the lord of a manor.
3.
Residence; above.
These poets near our princes sleep,
And in one grave their mansions keep.

MAN'SION

,
Verb.
I.
To dwell; to reside.

Definition 2022


mansion

mansion

See also: mansión

English

A Victorian mansion in Eureka, CA.

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mansion (plural mansions)

  1. A large house or building, usually built for the wealthy.
  2. (Britain) A luxurious flat (apartment).
  3. (obsolete) A house provided for a clergyman; a manse.
  4. (obsolete) A stopping-place during a journey; a stage.
  5. (historical) An astrological house; a station of the moon.
    • Late 14th century: Which book spak muchel of the operaciouns / Touchynge the eighte and twenty mansiouns / That longen to the moone — Geoffrey Chaucer, ‘The Franklin's Tale’, Canterbury Tales
  6. (Chinese astronomy) One of twenty-eight sections of the sky.
  7. (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.)
    • 1611, Bible, Authorized (King James) Version, John XIV.2:
      In my Father's house are many mansions [transl. μοναὶ (monaì)]: if it were not so, I would have told you.
    • Denham
      These poets near our princes sleep, / And in one grave their mansions keep.
    • 2003, The Economist, (subtitle), 18 Dec 2003:
      The many mansions in one east London house of God.
  8. Any of the branches of the Rastafari movement.

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