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mansion

Syllabification: man·sion
Pronunciation: /ˈman(t)SH(ə)n
 
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Definition of mansion in English:

noun

1A large, impressive house.
Example sentences
  • Simple shotgun houses to magnificent mansions will be showcased in this exhibition detailing New Orlean's vivid architectural past.
  • I remember passing by houses, and semi mansions with their own botanical gardens and Olympic coliseums.
  • Spanish colonial mansions, cathedrals, churches, and houses adorn the streets of both cities.
Synonyms
stately home, hall, manor, manor house, country house
informal palace
formal residence
1.1A manor house.
1.2 [in names] British A large building divided into apartments: Carlyle Mansions
More example sentences
  • The centre will be developed at Home Farm, next to St Ives mansion, and work is expected to begin in the next few weeks.
  • It was used to send water from a spring near Haynes mansion into the roof of the building before it was dismantled and brought to Bedford.
  • Developers have come under fire as it became clear that an empty Ulverston mansion has become a vandals' playground.

Origin

late Middle English (denoting the chief residence of a lord): via Old French from Latin mansio(n-) 'place where someone stays', from manere 'remain'.

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