• IPA: /ˈmæn(t)ʃən/

mansion (plural mansions)

  1. A large house or building, usually built for the wealthy.
  2. (UK) A luxurious flat (apartment).
  3. (obsolete) A house provided for a clergyman; a manse.
  4. (obsolete) A stopping-place during a journey; a stage.
    • 1658, Thomas Browne, “The Garden of Cyrus. […]. Chapter V.”, in Hydriotaphia, Urne-buriall, […] Together with The Garden of Cyrus, […], London: Printed for Hen[ry] Brome […], OCLC 48702491 ↗; reprinted as Hydriotaphia (The English Replicas), New York, N.Y.: Payson & Clarke Ltd., 1927, OCLC 78413388 ↗, [
      /mode/1up page 192]:
      According to that Cabaliſticall Dogma: If Abram had not had this Letter [i.e., {{m
  • (historical) An astrological house; a station of the moon.
    • 1387-1400, Geoffrey Chaucer, ‘The Franklin's Tale’, Canterbury Tales
      Which book spak muchel of the operaciouns / Touchynge the eighte and twenty mansiouns / That longen to the moone
  • (Chinese astronomy) One of twenty-eight sections of the sky.
  • (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 transterm μονή: if it were not so, I would have told you.
    • 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.
  • Any of the branches of the Rastafari movement.
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