Definition of mansion noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmænʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmænʃn//
    Types of home
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  1. 1[countable] a large impressive house an 18th century country mansion See related entries: Types of home
  2. 2Mansions [plural] (British English) used in the names of blocks of flats 2 Moscow Mansions, Cromwell Road
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (denoting the chief residence of a lord): via Old French from Latin mansio(n-) ‘place where someone stays’, from manere ‘remain’.Extra examples The historic mansion stands in 160 acres of parkland. The rebels besieged the heavily fortified executive mansion. It is a magnificent example of a 17th century country mansion. The restaurant is housed in an exquisite colonial mansion in the city centre.
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