Definitions for: Mansion


[n] a large and imposing house
[n] (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided



Webster (1913) Definition: Man"sion, n. [OF. mansion, F. maison, fr. L. mansio a
staying, remaining, a dwelling, habitation, fr. manere,
mansum, to stay, dwell; akin to Gr. ?. 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?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, v. i.
To dwell; to reside. [Obs.] --Mede.

Synonyms: hall, house, manse, mansion house, planetary house, residence, sign, sign of the zodiac, star sign

See Also: Aquarius, Aquarius the Water Bearer, Archer, Aries, Aries the Ram, Balance, Bull, Cancer, Cancer the Crab, Capricon the Goat, Capricorn, castle, Crab, Fish, Gemini, Gemini the Twins, Goat, house, Leo, Leo the Lion, Libra, Libra the Balance, Libra the Scales, Lion, manor, manor hall, manor house, palace, part, Pisces, Pisces the Fishes, Ram, region, Sagittarius, Sagittarius the Archer, Scorpio, Scorpio the Scorpion, Scorpion, stately home, Taurus, Taurus the Bull, Twins, Virgin, Virgo, Virgo the Virgin, Water Bearer, zodiac

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