Definition of mansion in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmanʃ(ə)n


1A large, impressive house.
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  • 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.
residence, hall, abode, stately home, seat, manor, manor house, country house, villa, castle;
Frenchchâteau, manoir;
informal palace, pile
1.1 (mansion block) British A large block of flats.
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  • In September we found ourselves owners of a Victorian, former Duchy of Cornwall flat in a mansion block on a 90-year lease with a secluded garden.
  • Towards the end of his life he was living in a dilapidated four-bedroom flat in a 1930s mansion block in north London; he would often take his meals at a cafe in Willesden.
  • The worst case I have heard of is at a council-owned mansion block in Camden, where leaseholders were asked to pay £200,000 for repairs.
1.2 [in names] A terrace or mansion block: Carlyle Mansions
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  • 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.


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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